Opinion

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

School district decision is discriminatory

My name is Brooklynn Martin and I have a 5-year-old son who is on the autism spectrum. Being the mother I am, I got him into the best school district in my area, Mancos, and I drive 45 minutes one...

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

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Tipton not voting in our best interests

The House of Representatives voted on a bill on June 8 that would dismantle the 2010 Wall Street reform legislation, known as the Dodd-Frank Act. Dodd-Frank imposes important rules to rein in the...

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

Mitchell Toms recognized by El Pomar

I’m writing to share some good news for our community that I think was somehow missed by our local media. One of our local entrepreneurs, Mitchell Toms, was recognized by the El Pomar Foundation...

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

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School questions deserve to be answered

The Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School Board is debating new graduation guidelines. I have questions regarding Mr. Wayman and the elite students at the high school. First, why was Mr. Wayman playing...

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

A modern fairy tale about health care

Once upon a time, there was a wise king who promised his loyal subjects that he would fix the broken health care system which had become a burden on them. He called in his counselors and they tried...

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

Keep health care in mind when voting

I watch in dismay as our Republican leaders can’t effectively repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Representative Scott Tipton has claimed to have made an attempt to improve the...

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

Tipton’s loyalty is not with constituents

Rep. Scott Tipton put his party in front of the health care security of Coloradans with his vote to repeal the ACA (Obamacare). He decided to gut the protections the ACA guarantees people with...

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

Climate rally was a community success

It takes a community to hold a climate rally – and the Montezuma County community pulled together in style for the Peoples’ Climate Rally and March. While the Resource & Environmental Advocacy &...

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

Get involved with Tres Rios travel plan

I am hoping for greater public involvement in the Tres Rios Travel Management Plan. While anyone can understand the need to control duplicate routes, closing historical, scenic or loop access...

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

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