Opinion

Overwhelming community love, support

On behalf of Tiffany Vigil Gallegos, we would like to personally thank you for your extraordinary efforts to make her fundraiser a success. The community’s love and support is overwhelming. A...

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

Rec center is vital to the community

The Cortez Recreation Center has been such a positive addition to our community. It influences families’ decisions to make this area their home. The center provides a healthy outlet for our youths...

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

Continue Cortez Rec Center support

The Cortez Recreation Center has been an asset to the entire area since its opening many years ago. It hosts not only local residents but people visiting from out of town. It shows that our...

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

Rec center makes community healthier

Most all city residents now have their ballots in hand. One of the proposals is to extend and decrease the sales tax to fund the Cortez Recreation Center. The rec center was voted on by the...

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

Congress isn’t listening to its constituents

How naive I have been in my old age. I have begun writing to my congressmen via email rather than calling or writing to them through the U.S. mail the past few years thinking it was the same. ...

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

There are better ways to protect schools

When I read about arming teachers to make schools safer, I find it wrong in so many ways. Just recently, a teacher that is teaching gun safety accidentally had a gun go off in his class. Then,...

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

Mitchell: Putting it all on the table for public and school safety

My 14-year-old daughter asked if her school is safe. That’s a tough question for parents. Colorado should lead the nation to reduce school and mass shootings. We need a nonpolitical task force...

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

County needs to monitor air quality

I was glad to read (Journal, Feb. 25 ) that U.S. District Judge William Orrick has stopped the Trump administration from stalling clean-air rules, especially for methane. I did not get to read...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The Pied Piper in south Florida in 2018

There he was on a stage in southern Florida matching wits with student survivors. Our 2018 version of the fable quickly became convoluted. He was there to collect on our defaulted promissory note....

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Will we be getting a new post office?

I noticed that we have a new courthouse and what will look like a new hospital. Let’s also not forget the new high school. My question is this: When will we be getting a new post office? We have...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

In a drier climate, why not consider hemp?

Our environment is important to all of us in Southwest Colorado, water being one of the most important and having the greatest impact. We are rich in water; however, as weather patterns continue to...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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

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