Opinion

Rep. Scott Tipton ignores climate threats

Congressman Scott Tipton is well aware of the fact that climate change exacerbates extreme weather events, like low snowpack and streamflow, drought and wildfire. He is aware that these extreme...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton understands his donors’ interests

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” Upton Sinclair captured in a few words why our current political campaign finances need...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Diane Mitsch Bush will unseat Tipton

Why elect Diane Mitsch Bush to run against Rep. Scott Tipton in 2018? I’ve met Diane. She’s smart, tough and gets things done. She supports universal health care and is rated a champion by the...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Open letter to our mayor and City Council

You have embarked on what is likely to be the single most important decision you will make as leaders of this community. The selection of a city manager should be approached with careful thought...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all who helped save elm trees

This is an open letter to acknowledge, with many thanks, those 100 citizens who signed a petition circulated in Dolores, who were collectively against removal of six well-established elm trees...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Call for bipartisan support of Farm Bill

In May, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or “Farm Bill,” to reauthorize farm programs and policy as well as the Supplemental Nutrition...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Knee’ issue is being used as theater

It is not anti-flag, anti-anthem or anti-military. To me, it’s a peaceful and tangible means of expression to say “consider how many of my brothers and sisters of color are treated unfairly,...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bush will reverse this historic decline

Civil rights, human rights and the rule of law, as well as the norms of decency and civility, have taken a beating under the Trump administration. Unlike Rep. Scott Tipton, Diane Mitsch Bush would...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It is time to close access to the forest

Now we have another fire! It’s time to close access to the surrounding national forest before we have a third blaze to battle. It makes sense until we have some substantial rains to ease our...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

As drought continues, let’s pray for rain

We all know how desperately we need rain in our area, so I would suggest that everyone start praying for rain. Perhaps God, in his mercy, will send us some. Frances Roach Mancos

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Still more money for the median project?

After blindsiding the merchants of Cortez by construction of the median in the tourist season, after telling them it won’t happen, now they want to spend more money to hire an engineer. What is...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Johnson not a good choice for manager

I cannot believe that the Director of “Public Waste,” Phil Johnson, could even be considered for the position of Cortez city manager. He can’t even do the job that he has. Mr. Johnson was a heavy...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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