Opinion

YES on Amendment 73 for the children

I am writing in favor of Amendment 73 because the state needs a sustainable source of revenue to adequately and equitably fund public education. The increasing deficit for public education is not...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The trees have got to, we’ll have others

Recently Cortez city staff identified eight elm trees that need to be removed, and a Request for Proposal (RFP) has gone out to local tree cutters. Five of the trees are located on the west side of...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Term limits are wisest, vote NO on 7A

Limits? We’ve got’em! Fish limits, age limits, wage limits, balls and strikes, minimum and maximum prison sentences. Even important folks like our presidents are limited to two four-year terms in...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

McAfee brings strengths to commission

This is a time of division in America. It’s not hard to see where so many Americans feel resentful and distrustful towards politicians regardless of which side they might be on. There is one...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We must raise state taxes for education

Why vote for Amendment 73 to support our public schools in Colorado? Concern has been expressed about why this amendment is needed and if this the right approach. Since the 2009-10 school year, the...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Guinn Unger is the one for healthcare

The World Health Organization ranks the US 35th in healthcare outcomes – far below almost every universal healthcare system in the world (we barely edge out Cuba). For such lousy healthcare, and...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote to extend DA’s term for the children

I am currently serving as a board member for the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center. I support measure 7A, which will make the term limits for our district attorney equal to other elected officials...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need to balance county commission

Montezuma County has at least two basic political groups – conservative/old guard and liberal/pragmatic. It seems to me that we need county commissioners that reflect both groups. Let’s assume for...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Unger can lead us to a greener future

I find it difficult not to be heartbroken over what’s happening to my beautiful state. This summer saw the 20 largest wildfires in Colorado’s history. Beetles are killing our forests. Ranchers and...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

YES to MB McAfee – and here’s a joke

In response to a mean-spirited letter I saw in The Journal recently, I had planned to send a letter listing the many reasons I support MB McAfee for county commissioner: things like good...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Diane Mitsch Bush right for our district

I am writing about the congressional race between Diane Mitsch Bush and Scott Tipton. I am voting for Ms. Bush for many reasons. First, we need to have a more balanced representation in Congress....

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vangi McCoy should stay where she is

The recall against Dolores RE4a School District Trustee Vangi McCoy, is misdirected and damaging to our school. It is based upon false information regarding state testing scores and status. ...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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