Opinion

Please profile school board candidates

I am delighted that you have been helping voters learn more about the Dolores School Board candidates. With so many in the running, it is very important that voters know as much as they can about...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ways to heal land’s indigenous people

Today, I am thinking about the Ute Mountain Ute people, who are still experiencing incredible rates of poverty and other issues that relate to inter-generational trauma. I am thinking about the...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton’s energy policy tainted by donors

Rep. Scott Tipton is fond of calling his energy approach an all-of-the-above energy policy, which sounds innocent enough. It means endorsing gas, oil, coal, wind, solar and hydroelectric power. ...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote yes on 3B for our children’s future

Ballot Question 3B is a property tax mill levy override allowing Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 to increase teacher salaries. Currently we are 13 percent below regional average, and 27...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Switch from Columbus Day is confusing

There have been recent discussions regarding Christopher Columbus and the celebration of a day in his honor. Columbus Day was established in 1937 by President Roosevelt to acknowledge his being...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dolores trustees are not representing us

Given the past several weeks of inaction by the Dolores trustees, acting town manager and town attorney, the time has come to bring to light the numerous issues that are now present surrounding the...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Memo to Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Dear Mr. Mueller: Hurry! Do your job right, but please hurry. Sign me a very concerned citizen of the USA. Tom Wishon Durango

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stop gambling with the school district

Why is Dolores gambling with its school district? When I moved to the area in 2009, Dolores was the place to send your kids. Prominent families from Cortez would drive their children out of...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thank you for Escalante Day success

I would like to say a big thank you to all my fellow parishioners and businesses that donated time, food or money to our Escalante Day booth for Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church/The Olive Branch...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Nation has more pressing needs for funds

What benefit to the Navajo people would ever come from the Navajo Nation threatening to sue the federal government over Bears Ears National Monument being reduced? Suing the government over the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Winners of Knights raffle announced

The Knights of Columbus Council 4209 would like to thank all for participating in our 2017 raffle. The winners are Alex Valencia of Albuquerque and Skyler Bishop of Durango. A very special thank...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

On our flag and what it represents

By now perhaps you’re tired of hearing about professional athletes “disrespecting” the flag. The flag is more than a tricolored piece of cloth – it’s a symbol and a very powerful one at that. It’s...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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