Opinion

Missile defenses need rigorous tests

When testing our missile defenses against attack by North Korea or Iran, it is vital that we stop scripting those tests to succeed. We need to have real-life situations, including enemy decoys. We...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need universal health care now

As a small-business owner and a taxpayer, I am forced to buy health insurance on the individual market, formerly known as the Affordable Care Act, which the Republicans decimated in 2017. In rural...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Help eighth-graders help the Rohingya

A crisis in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar has been building for many years. We, the eighth-graders of Cortez Middle School, believe that we need to take action now to help the victims of...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Set aside differences and seek solutions

Reasonableness: Why is it so hard to find? Let’s consider what it takes to be reasonable. First it takes humility, the understanding that it is not about me. It is not about my winning or losing...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton plans to give away public lands

This letter is in response to John Mumaw’s letter (Journal, Feb. 19 ) about my “baseless claims” against U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (Journal, Feb. 8 ). I will give Tipton credit for Hermosa Creek...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Your vote this November will be crucial

This November, the stakes for the mid-term elections couldn’t be higher. Because of the consequences, I would like to encourage Montezuma County citizens to begin to consider the impacts of their...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County should welcome electric vehicles

In your recent article on charging stations for electric cars (Journal, March 2 ), Laurie Dickson of 4CORE must have been misunderstood or misquoted. I lead the Durango Electric Vehicle...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Not a single hemp use gets you ‘high’

The recent county commissioner candidates’ Q&A had a question referring to potential hemp growing in our county. The article (Journal, March 3 ) read that one candidate was “grilled” about his...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Paywall hampers reader’s right to read

I have been reading your paper for almost 40 years. I often read your paper for the news around Southwest Colorado, to find out what events are taking place around the Cortez area, check the ads...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t blame original playground builders

Responding to the letter from Sandy Lauzon, et al., (Journal, Jan. 30 ) about the Dolores playground, many people are going by “what they have heard” rather than verifiable facts. The letter...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dolores, take a stand against bullying

I moved my family to the Dolores area in 2008 from Denver because I had heard what a wonderful school Dolores had. My son, Matthew Campbell, started that fall and loved his teacher and fellow...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dump junk in landfill, not on landscape

I sent an email to the Montezuma County Commissioners to report the illegal dumping of tires in an arroyo next to my property. I didn’t hear a peep from them. I then emailed the Montezuma County...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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