Opinion

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

An unlikely, conservative climate hero

Conservatives aren’t usually at the forefront of climate solution proposals. I applaud the former secretary of state in President Reagan’s administration, George Shultz, a leading elder statesman. ...

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

Mitsch Bush stood up to the gun lobby

Yes, in the face of such disgraceful inaction in Congress we must, elect leaders who have the courage to stand up to the gun lobby and enact real, meaningful change. So why not vote for Diane...

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

Kudos to city crews for holiday cleanup

Thanks to the great crews of Cortez Public Works, Parks and Recreation and to City Hall. A fine job in getting our city spiffied in advance of Memorial Day. We were, and are, looking sharp! Jim...

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

Replace Scott Tipton with Mitsch Bush

Civil rights, human rights and the rule of law, as well as the norms of decency and civility, have taken a beating under the Republican-enabled Trump administration. Unlike Scott Tipton, Diane...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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