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Voter fraud: Citizens lacking trust in Trump’s election integrity commission

As many as 3,400 Coloradans, along with voters in other states, have canceled their voter registration rather than have the information on their registration forms be shared with President Donald...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Trade show: Colorado wins Outdoor Retailer show with smart bid, respect of public lands

Colorado has gained the Outdoor Retailer trade show that Salt Lake City let get away. That’s a big win for Colorado, a big nod to outdoor recreation’s ever-increasing economic clout and a big...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Pesticide studies: Shutting down pesticide studies will not make health risks to humans disappear

At the request of Dow Chemical and two other pesticide manufacturers, the Trump administration is poised to ignore federal scientists’ findings about the risks of three pesticides. That is politics...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Rosa Sabido: Immigration reform must address cases like hers

Rosa Sabido, now receiving sanctuary in a Mancos church since her last application to stay in the country was denied, is not an example of problems caused by uncontrolled immigration. For the past...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Wildfire funding: One wet year does not justify cuts to federal firefighting funds or crews

In southwest Colorado this past winter, high country snowfall was abundant – overly so, from the viewpoint of mountain dwellers who had few breaks during the season of snow removal. The snowpack...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Diamond disgrace: Model good sportsmanship or stay home

Tens of thousands of viewers have now seen a video of local T-ball spectators engaging in a knock-down, drag-out fight at Parque de Vida. The video is embarrassing for the whole community, because...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Canyons of the Ancients: Zinke is right - It’s fine the way it is

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke apparently has told members of Colorado’s congressional delegation that he is not inclined to alter or eliminate Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Both of...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Fossil water: Use of dust retardant deserves closer look

The Montezuma County commissioners have done the right thing in temporarily halting use of “fossil water” as a dust retardant on county-maintained gravel roads. The arguments for the liquid, a...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Asset forfeiture: Colorado reforms strike a fair balance

Earlier this month, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a controversial bill that, he says, begins to reform the state’s civil asset forfeiture system. The legislation mandated new reporting...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Ray Harriman: Students have lost an energetic advocate

It’s a testament to Ray Harriman’s influence on his students’ lives that many of them will attend the celebration of his own life tonight. Those students remember him as caring and supportive, and...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Sanitation district: Taking another look at infrastructure costs is important

The Cortez Sanitation District is right to revisit tap fees, or plant investment fees, for hotels and RV parks. Kudos to board members for their willingness to do that. While some of them don’t...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Do you wonder where your letters went?

Some of your letters to the editor were misplaced. After a recent update to The-Journal.com , some letters to the editor – about 50 of them – languished in our website’s out basket, never reaching...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials