Opinion

We deserve better than Scott Tipton

I’m deeply concerned about the rampant corruption and confusion we’ve been seeing out of Washington this year. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is spending millions of dollars of taxpayer money on a...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘yes’ on High Desert mill levy

Now more than ever, we need the expertise and on-site services of the High Desert Conservation District, whose existence is threatened by a lack of funding. The district is seeking a 0.5 mill levy...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Defense of guns displays faulty logic

As a former high school rhetoric teacher, I had to chuckle at the recent letter, “Address violence, don’t blame guns” (Journal, April 9 ) The issue is not the number of times that an AR-15 type...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

By all means, focus on the people

Tim Hunter (Journal, April 9 ), says that “focusing on the device (guns) is like saying the car is at fault in a drunken driving fatality. What he misses is that if you drive drunk, you lose the...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Take Reagan’s lead on the environment

President Ronald Reagan’s environmental record sets an example for our current- day politicians. President Reagan signed more wilderness bills than any other president since the Wilderness Act was...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pope: County needs candidates with answers

At a recent county commission meeting, there was a discussion about the declining county revenue, its effects and how to solve the issue. After a commissioner candidate’s public comments, I posed...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pressure lawmakers to protect climate

The science-policy Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released four reports by more than 550 experts from more than 100 countries on March 23, citing the causes,...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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

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