Tipton’s stand on public lands suspect

I listened to Rep. Scott Tipton’s March 8 telephone town hall meeting, and one question in particular bothered me. Bob from Pueblo asked Rep. Tipton why he thinks public lands should be...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

AmeriCorps deserves thanks and support

In the spring of 2001, after spending four years of active duty as a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force, I moved to Colorado and joined an AmeriCorps program. I became an education mentor for a...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Revise methane rule for the right reasons

After reading several letters to the editor the last few weeks concerning the BLM methane gas rule, filled with a mixture of facts and emotional opinions, I’ve also decided to write. A letter...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Cortez politicians neglect the homeless

It’s too bad Cortez has corrupt politicians, instead of an old school building that could be used as the Bridge Shelter for the homeless. Have you ever tried to write a letter to the editor on the...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

U.S. founded on democratic principles

Currently, America is not the greatest nation on earth — it’s fourth. Germany is first. We have some work to do. We are not a country “under God.” That was added to the pledge in 1954. It didn’t...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Valid concerns, but the wrong approach

The outdoor industry’s approach to persuade Utah’s policy concerning the Bears Ears National Monument in their favor by threatening to pull $45 million of Utah state revenue is by definition and...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Local voices silenced about Bears Ears

I want to speak strongly as the other “mostly silenced” voice of the people who live in San Juan County, Utah. Who better than us (or our former kinsmen) should have a say in what happens in their...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Explore alternatives to ‘negative factor’

The Colorado Legislature again will be struggling to balance the budget and it looks like they will do it again on the back of K-12 education by decreasing the constitutionally-mandated spending...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

It is time to make America think again

Demagogue: a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument. Rule against me and you are a “so-called judge.” Speak...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

The Cortez traffic problem, in a poem

Great letter from Teresa Campbell about the traffic control in Cortez (Journal, Feb. 13). Her views mirror mine, so I will add a little poem that I have meant to send for some time: I drove to town...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Broadband editorial begs key questions

The Journal recently ran an editorial (Feb. 20) advocating for the right of local governments to provide broadband to its rural residents, and encouraging the state representatives to pass SB 42 so...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Tipton vote to repeal FWS rule

On February 16th, while we were distracted by the head-spinning chaos in the White House, Congress was quietly passing legislation to “make America great again.” One such action was HJ Res 69,...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor