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What’s inside counts more than a holster

After Rep. Scott Tipton’s tepid primary performance, let’s talk about some true firepower for Colorado’s Congressional District 3. Diane Mitsch Bush is the highest caliber candidate to represent...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Yes on National Popular Vote this fall

I am the president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado. Congressman John Lewis was a legend and icon for his many accomplishments, including his long-standing activism on behalf of voting...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

From a peace walker to a freedom rider

I have heard you yelling your obscenities, breathed in the black diesel smoke of your truck exhaust, felt my nerves perk as your barking dogs lunge at me, heard the heavy-handed honking of your...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Silence on Black lives is deafening here

Call in the militia, and the storm troopers as well. A small band of Montezuma County residents has been marching on Main Street every Saturday for two months, bearing signs that say Black Lives...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Unemployment benefit unfair to retirees

$600 per week. $2,600 per month. $31,200 per year. That is what the unemployment supplement adds up to. That is almost as much as the maximum Social Security Insurance benefit, $3,011, you will...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This is how we Americans become great

I love my country. I served my country for two years with great pride and joy as a Peace Corps volunteer. I am a Democrat. I was never invited to a meeting in which the Democrats raised money to...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wearing mask can save lives – like mine

I just returned from shopping and was horrified to see that about half of the shoppers were not wearing masks. A week ago when I shopped, many more people had their faces covered. Anyone who reads...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Think outside the box on back to school

Our school districts are all grappling with how or if they open this year. So far, it just looks to me as though the districts are applying old-fashioned notions of how schools should function...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County officials definitely not socialists!

David Nuttle submitted a letter accusing our county officials of being socialists. This is simply unfair and not true. Our county officials are corrupt petty crony politicians who look out for...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A mandate may have to choose for us

When there comes a time that the health and safety of people is beginning to be severely compromised, it is in the best interest of all people to do what is necessary to provide protection. That’s...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How could you do this to the peacock?

On Sunday, July 5, some heartless driver ran over the neighborhood peacock on East Empire Street. This peacock’s owner apparently passed away, and the neighborhood had been feeding him. Whoever ran...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I’d like to keep my PO box door, please

Without a written notice to box holders, the Yellow Jacket Post Office is gradually replacing its 60-plus-year-old combination post office box doors with ugly tin-colored ones that open with keys....

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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