Opinion

Great Old Broads happy to be in Cortez

We’re sorry that Carol Brown of Blanding does not think that Great Old Broads belong in Utah (Journal, June 13). We are a varied group, who happen to share a love of the outdoors and wild places....

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

ACA has been sliding steadily downhill

Scott Tipton was elected by conservatives to be a conservative voice in Washington. No one could expect him to become a liberal socialist overnight. Obamacare has been on a downhill slide since it...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City council should focus on city issues

I support the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Antiquities Act of 1906. But I voted no to sending the letter to Secretary Zinke of the Department of the Interior because I don’t...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Towns don’t come friendlier than Mancos

In regard to the gentleman who wrote that he felt Mancos was not very welcoming and asked if Cortez would be more friendly instead: Folks in the Four Corners in general tend to be a very amiable...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We are not perfect, more like a family

In response to John Callan (Journal, June 22), good luck in your search for political nirvana. You seem to be searching for a community that does not welcome diversity, but is insular and made up...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Concerns on AHCA literally life and death

I thank the Montezuma County Commissioners for creating additional public comment time at their May 8 meeting. Dozens attended, concerned about the harm the American Health Care Act could cause...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fossil water bad choice for public health

Since I was unable to attend the June 26 county commissioner meeting, I’m writing this letter as my public comment. At a past meeting, I questioned the safety of using fossil water on our county...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Gardner always votes profits over people

Senator Cory Gardner claims to love the environment. He portrays himself as a Westerner who values public lands and protects the health of his constituents. He says he recognizes that “outdoor...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks to an unknown good Samaritan

I wanted to thank whoever found my purse in the Rodeo Subdivision and took it to the police station. It was such a relief, and it is good for us all to realize there are bunches of honest,...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Teachers are the backbone of democracy

On Thursday evening, May 25, I had the pleasure of attending the Montezuma-Cortez High School graduation ceremony. I listened, watched and appreciated another example of what makes this community a...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton, Gardner will regret methane votes

In some twisted way, perhaps it doesn’t matter that Sen. Cory Gardner ignored more than 10,000 calls, emails and faxes asking him to vote “no” on the repeal of the Methane Rule. When the vote was...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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Reception in Mancos less than cordial

We live near Prescott, Ariz., and feel we must move due to explosive growth, invasions by West and East Coast liberals, and a city and county close to bankruptcy. Recently, I sent an email to the...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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