Opinion

Tariff editorial was self-serving spin

I found the editorial “Import tariffs” (Journal, April 9 ) to be disingenuous. The Journal tells us they are concerned about the loss of jobs and negative effects the loss of quality and news...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks for restaurant inspection reports

Thanks to the Journal for reporting on the deficiencies in health practices at our local restaurants. I stopped dining out months ago and noticed that occurrences of “unexplained” gastrointestinal...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton, join Climate Solutions Caucus

With Earth Day approaching April 22, this would be the perfect time for U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton to join the Climate Solutions Caucus and become part of the movement to enact effective, bipartisan...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Guns don’t care who the shooter is

I’ve lived in Mancos and Cortez for over 20 years, but I arrived here from Las Vegas, went to UNLV, had many old college friends as well as many business associates. This background is important...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Congress, vote to protect Dreamers now

On Feb. 7, Nancy Pelosi, Democratic minority leader in the House of Representatives, stood more than eight hours, in defense of DACA. She repeatedly called upon Speaker Paul Ryan to bring the DACA...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

2-year sentence is a travesty of justice

Are you kidding me? A man drives recklessly, 85 in a 65 mph speed zone, crosses the center line, hits another vehicle and kills a father (husband), a son (brother), injures two more people, and the...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We do not need medians on Main Street

It looks like the city of Cortez is just hell-bent on building medians on Main Street. I can remember when city officials actually paid attention to what the taxpayer wanted and what people...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hire veterans to prevent school shootings

Veterans are already trained in the use and handling of firearms, as well as the use and handling of stun guns. Veterans are already trained to recognize and deal with threats appropriately....

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wilson: Average Farmer Green can’t raise pot

“The undersigned shall not use, occupy, or permit the use or occupancy of any Property or Collateral by the undersigned or any lessee, tenant, licensee, permittee, agent, or any other person in any...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We have the right to protect ourselves

As I read and hear comments on the Second Amendment, I am amazed at the people who do not know why we even have a Second Amendment. This amendment isn’t just about being able to possess a firearm....

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trails draft decision a good compromise

The recent draft decision regarding trails and roads in the Rico-West Dolores area of the San Juan National Forest was a very good compromise, considering the increasing demands on this finite...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Welcome to all-or-nothing America

These youth want peace and prosperity. They need their lives for that. We could have banned a single weapon, the AR-15, but we “stuck to our guns.” Welcome to all or nothing. This is what it looks...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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