Opinion

People have peculiar ideas about PERA

It never ceases to amaze me how many misperceptions there are concerning Public Employees Retirement Association. PERA is the retirement fund for all public employees in the state of Colorado....

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

Public image limited by booze pickup

When does a public representative need to worry about his or her image? With that being said, I had a hard time explaining to my young teen driver the reason a Montezuma County official would be...

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

Enough with these giveaway proposals!

In the spirit of President Trump’s giving American democracy to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Scott Tipton wants to give our public land to rich cattlemen like the American terrorist Cliven Bundy. ...

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

Vlad Putin controls Trump now – and us

We have yet to grasp the gravity of the situation. What would cause our president to regard Vladimir Putin’s testimony to be more reliable than that of the arrayed and careful analysis of all of...

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

Time for intervention to halt immigration

President Donald Trump is focused on stopping immigration at the border. That is like the little Dutch boy putting his finger in the dike and hoping to stop the Atlantic ocean. As other presidents...

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

Dismayed about the school board recall

It was with dismay that I learned this week that the recall election in Dolores of two school board members was going forward. I have known Vangi McCoy for 11 years, and she is a very passionate...

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

Tipton should join House climate caucus

I thank Rep. Scott Tipton for his hard work for Western Colorado. His consistent message of environmental stewardship parallels my concerns for preserving our clean air, water and land for future...

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

For goodness sake, stop stereotyping us

I have never before received such a condescending Violation Notice letter from the city regarding “inoperable vehicle” and “accumulation of Rubbish & Garbage, Rubbish & Garbage,” repeating the last...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton should wear sponsor patches

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” Upton Sinclair captured in a few words why our current political campaign finances need...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Treatment of Hooten has been deplorable

Please let me add to Eleanor Macfarlane’s concern (Journal, June 25) about what has happened with Tom Hooten. If I sent in a story about three boys in school who started to pick on one of their...

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

We can do better for our communities

While investigators have not yet concluded that the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad caused the 416 Fire, it has become clear that the coal-fired engine poses a serious threat to our lands...

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

See Evison at the Cortez library today

Jonathan Evison, New York Times bestselling author, will be at the Cortez Public library today at 6 p.m. along with local bestselling author Chuck Greaves, to discuss Evison’s newest book, Lawn...

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

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