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Now is just the time to be neighborly

As we start to venture out, let’s welcome our neighbors who are wearing masks. They may be more vulnerable, have a preexisting condition, maybe they are a medical worker or an essential worker, or...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Really, that’s the best Trump can do?

On the topic of COVID-19, we all remember President Trump telling us “It’s totally under control” and “It’ll go away by April like magic.” I’m guessing these assurances ring a bit hollow to the...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Try blaming China, not President Trump

We must go to Durango once a year to see our doctor/surgeon. He made it very clear he does not like our supplement to Social Security! That’s all we can afford. So very hateful, he said to write...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t leave health care in the lurch

News reports and website sources began in January talking about an 80% COVID-19 infection rate with a death rate of 1.5% to 3%. Given the U.S. population of 327 million (2018), our country was...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

One drop of water is all it could take

Those that control irrigation in the Mancos Valley and the users that call for water have this year excelled in what they do. There is no river. Because there is no river, the river corridor is all...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We must test every person in America

Without reliable COVID-19 testing of every person in America, we are flying blindly in a thunderstorm. We must demand that the federal government provide virus testing for everyone. If we continue...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why can’t we open up McPhee now?

Lakes all across Colorado and surrounding states were opening last week as the governor released the stay-at-home order. Colorado State Parks & Wildlife excludes boat ramps and marinas from their...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

You can’t start a fire with a smartphone

I have treasured getting The Cortez Journal , and then The Journal . I love to hear about local events and see advertising. In spite of the liberal dribble, I like to have the paper physically in...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No shoes, no shirt, no mask, no service

Colorado has many laws and regulations to protect the public. Since 1997, vehicles must have proof of liability insurance. I can find no evidence of serious protest about this law. It is a state...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How about bridges for animals to cross?

I live right by where they put the vinyl in the canals to stop water seepage. It created a deadly slippery slide. No wants to hear the cries of an animal unable to get itself out of the chilly...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wearing mask shows respect, honesty

For those choosing not to wear a mask in public because you deem the virus a hoax, or you think wearing one an infringement on your freedom, here is what a real infringement on your freedom can...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Idiocy keeps coming from the governor

Does that pretend governor who spends 99% of his time in a five-mile corridor east and west of Interstate 25 have any idea what the rest of the state looks like? When I see edicts that tell me that...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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