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Letter: Dolores River Festival canceled again this year

As you may have read in the Journal in recent weeks, we had to cancel the 2021 Dolores River festivalfestival again due to the ongoing health crisis. It was a painful but necessary decision. While...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Get avalanche education before going off piste

Since late January, there have been 22 avalanche deaths in America across 16 incidents in nine states, including many in Colorado. It’s been one of the most deadly periods in recorded history. It...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Don’t lump Cortez Patriots in with Capitol rioters

Amanda McNeil was granted a large section of the Jan. 13 Journal to spew liberal left venom in an attempt to silence and restrict the Patriots’ “freedom of speech and assembly” granted to all of us...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Support Neguse’s National Biodiversity Strategy bill

Watching this latest life-giving snowstorm falling outside my window, I’m reminded how tied we are to such gifts of nature. Yes, I’ll gladly shovel the snow. Far better than choking on forest fire...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Vote no on recall of school board member Lance McDaniel

I would like to say a few words of support for School Board Director Lance McDaniel. Sadly, RE-1 School District is being tasked with holding a recall election to recall a director for no other...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Answer your phone to get into the vaccine line

If you are waiting to hear about getting your COVID-19 vaccination, be sure to answer your phone. A friend who volunteers to make calls to set up appointments told me recently that when they call,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Cortez Republican’s flags, signs torn down

Considering the political bias of the Journal, and based on past experience, I will be very surprised if this is printed; or at the very least not in its entirety. However, I’m aggravated enough to...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Recall attempt violates freedom of speech

What does “freedom of speech” mean to Montezuma County residents? Does it mean certain people have freedom of speech, when others do not? Lance McDaniel took the initiative to step up to the plate...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Calling Boebert a “dropout” is petty denigration

Colorado Sun writer Nancy Lofholm, for unclear reasons, saw fit to label U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert as a “high school dropout” in her Jan. 15 article (“boebert vowed to shaek things up – she did”)...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Show up, vote to retain Lance McDaniel on school board

An opportunity to do the right thing. That is what all voters living within the Montezuma-Cortez School District will have. If you live within the district (either in or out of the city limits) you...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for electric car “fuel”

I read with interest the Dec. 14 article, “Montezuma County installs EV charging station,” about the electric car charging station. So will the County Commissioners now install a gasoline pump to...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Purgatory lifts failing more often than reader remembers

I have been a pass holder at Purgatory since 1975. And I don’trecall a time when so many lifts have failed in so short a time. During the last week (Dec. 27-Dec. 31), I have witnessed the...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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