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Cortez Cultural Center

At its conception, the Cortez Cultural Center was designed to showcase the rich historical and cultural resources this area has to offer. As it begins its 25th year, it has filled that role...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials


Congratulations to Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1, which was approved last week for a $21 million Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant.Now, in order to receive the BEST funds, the...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Fire risk

Homes burned in Colorado wildfires between 1976 and 2006: 387Homes burned in Colorado wildfires so far in 2012: At least 625.Homes burned in Montezuma County wildfires so far in 2012: 0.Those are...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials


When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on Arizona’s immigration law, all sides claimed victory to various degrees. That is the first sign that there is a healthy dose of nuance in the...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials


“Government” is not popular in the rural West. It costs money. It makes decisions that often are unpopular and occasionally seem inexplicable. It issues restrictions that sometimes thwart what...

DATE: June 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials


The president’s decision not to deport young immigrants who are in this country illegally makes good sense on several levels, including one that his critics ought to at least grudgingly support.If...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Middle class

The average American family lost 40 percent of its net worth between 2007 and 2010, a study by the Federal Reserve has shown.That’s no surprise. Stock prices dropped precipitously. Across much of...

DATE: June 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Metro State workaround

A half-dozen times, Colorado lawmakers have failed to pass legislation that would offer reduced college tuition to Colorado high school graduates who are in the country illegally, despite...

DATE: June 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Summer jobs

Summer jobs used to be a fact of life for most teens. They were babysitters, lifeguards, lawn mowers and errand runners. They pumped gas, waited tables, drove grain trucks, ran cash register,...

DATE: June 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Primary elections

When the state Legislature opens its 2013 session in January, our lawmakers should remember this year’s primary election. What should be a simple change to state election law could save counties...

DATE: June 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials


Montezuma County benefits greatly from contested Republican primaries, because most years those primaries determine who will serve. This year’s commission contests have been especially strong,...

DATE: June 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

DA Too little trust to re-elect Wasley

This year’s district attorney race, although wildly entertaining, is not likely to serve the 22nd Judicial District especially well.Incumbent DA Russell Wasley has won convictions, but he also has...

DATE: June 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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