Opinion

Rec center should be self-supporting

We got our city ballot today. The Cortez City Council wants to continue the recreation center sales tax, albeit at a lower rate. Just as “nothing is so certain as death and taxes,” they seem to be...

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

Dolores Town Board candidate responses

The Journal recently published responses to questions asked of the Dolores Town Board candidates. I am one of those candidates. I am offended that The Journal chose to selectively edit my...

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

Miller: Our democracy thrives on difference

I am a candidate for Dolores Town Trustee. On March 16, the League of Women Voters hosted a candidate forum at the Dolores Community Center. I extend my thanks to league members Pat Kantor and Judy...

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

Magical thinking cures gun woes

Thoughts and prayers and unicorn wings are just a few of the magical things that Scott Tipton, Cory Gardner and the Republican “kings” think will bring the end to mass shootings. Eilene Lyon Durango

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

A Westerner with working family roots

My name is Root Routledge, an independent Progressive Democrat. I’m one of the four candidates in the race for Congress, CD3. My website, www.RootForCitizenCongressman.org , shares my personal...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Land and water are Rep. Tipton’s expertise

I am writing in response to Neill Smith’s letter (Journal, Feb. 9 ) that Rep. Scott Tipton represents big timber, big cattle ranching and big gas and oil corporations. It made me wonder, “Neill,...

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

Trouble in Tweeterville and for our republic

Pending conclusion to the Mueller investigation, why hasn’t the Republican Congress at least censured President Donald Trump for failing to enforce the Russian sanctions that he signed into law? ...

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

Patsy Brown’s legacy of service to Cortez

Words always feel so inadequate when I try to express what someone means to me. So, forgive this feeble attempt. I’m writing to the editor today about the life of a pillar of Cortez, Patsy Brown,...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton, the GOP must act on gun control

Last year, I had the opportunity to hear Scott Tipton speak and answer questions at a town hall meeting in Montrose. The thing I most remember about that meeting is how adept Tipton was at avoiding...

DATE: March 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Restaurant inspection reports appreciated

Thank you for going to all that trouble to obtain and publish restaurant inspection reports. I look forward to more as they become available. Pat Rauscher Cortez

DATE: March 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Time to vote Cory and Scott out of office

To date, the National Rifle Association has contributed nearly $4 million to Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., in his last elections. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., received $3,500 in the 2016 election....

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Demand citizen-funded campaign finance

Our congressmen spend four to five hours a day making phone calls and going to fundraisers to raise campaign money, according to Potter and Penniman in their book Nation on the Take (Bloomsbury...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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