Opinion

Take time to honor those who earned it

Memorial Day is Monday. For one hour leave your spring cleaning, spring planting, discount shopping, picnic fixings, baseball mitt, suntan lotion, bicycle races, vintage autos, dog walking,...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The need for longer, not heavier, trucks

In a recent Op-Ed (Herald, May 12), “Bigger, heavier trucks on our highways a bad idea,” local fire chief Bruce Evans stressed the importance of safety in our nation’s highway transportation. We...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Corrections personnel deserve thanks

They are the largest under-appreciated, under-recognized, yet largest group of unsung heroes we have in our state. Every moment of every single day they place themselves in harms way for the...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Resources available for hospital visits

I am writing to thank community members for voicing concerns about the parking at Southwest Health System at our Mildred Road campus. We understand that the parking is difficult right now and we...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton: support your district, not politics

Representative Scott Tipton should vote with the third district in mind rather than party politics. As he votes in the appropriations process he must consider the impact that budget decisions will...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Monuments are key to local economies

As someone who has helped develop the outdoor industry in Colorado and watched it grow into an economic powerhouse, I am very concerned with the ongoing campaign by anti-public land interests to...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Asphalt plant, healthy areas do not mix

This letter is to draw attention to what is happening in Montezuma County as it pertains to a hot asphalt mix plant being zoned into the same area that houses a hospital, four nursing homes and a...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t miss important Monday meeting

There will be a very important Montezuma County Commissioners meeting at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, May 8, at 109 W. Main St., Room 306. Commissioners will hold a hearing for the high-impact permit for...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hospital should create alternate parking

I understand the Cortez hospital is to be under construction for approximately two years. And in the meantime, the parking is gone! No more for the handicapped or emergency unless at the front...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Towaoc should be covered

I enjoy the Journal’s coverage of Cortez, Dolores and Mancos. But conspicuously missing is Towaoc! I believe that communication is the key to understanding, supporting and engaging all members of...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton protecting small business lending

As CEO of First Southwest Bank, I would like to thank Congressman Tipton for signing onto a bipartisan letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to vote against President Trump’s proposed...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Retirement programs good for business

Colorado lawmakers may soon vote on a bill to establish a Colorado secure choice savings plan, which would allow employees to contribute to publicly-administered retirement accounts through modest...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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