Opinion

Did that calf have a car seat?

NEW MEXICOIt’s hard to know whether the calf appreciated its ride in the backseat of the car; maybe it got to poke its head out the window and flap its tongue in the wind, in classic Fido fashion....

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Infants in withdrawal

As Colorado lawmakers debate, once again, the state’s part in the “war on drugs,” one of the most ubiquitous claims is that adult recreational drug use (as opposed to sales and trafficking) is a...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Put order back in the courts

Editor:It’s not my style to jump into the fray of local Cortez politics. I dodge political discussions at cocktail parties and surf past the pundits on CNN and FoxNews. Although I do not reside in...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wasley unfit? Look who’s talking

Editor:As usual, Mac Myers has jumped to conclusions. His contention that Russ Wasley withheld information is laughable. Information was requested the night before the preliminary hearing, and to...

DATE: May 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Poverty is our major impediment

Editor:In selecting the members of the Re-1 school board, we had hoped that a bit of logic and dedication to pedagogy would guide decisions. Unfortunately, with the selection of Alex Carter as the...

DATE: May 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Conscience and Constitution

It’s hard to sum up this past week, as my wish for political pragmatism as the session winds up gave way to the controversial issues stacked on the Senate calendar. In particular, we debated...

DATE: May 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Funny money

For most Americans, a penny at the gas pump has vivid significance but billions of dollars create a meaningless blur. Increasingly, we are unable to fathom the really big numbers in our modern...

DATE: April 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Myers’ goal is to get Furse elected

Editor:Democrat Mac Myers also is back to attacking District Attorney Russell Wasley. Remember Myers was soundly beaten by Wasley in the 2010 general election. Myers mouthing off can be attributed...

DATE: April 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wasley is unfit to be DA

Editor:DA Russ Wasley’s crazy talkers are back. Last month they said police officers were “intimidating” them when they didn’t sign Wasley’s petition. Now, Wasley supporter Jack Robbins is...

DATE: April 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

An attack on aggressive prosecutions

Editor:The article by Reid Wright attacking the District Attorney in the 4/21/12 Cortez Journal was not a surprise to me when I consider what looks like “teaming up” between a left-leaning...

DATE: April 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Student loan debt wreaks financial destruction

Student loan debt topped $1 trillion for the first time late last year — more than credit card or auto loan debt. Buried in that alarming statistic are countless heartbreaking stories of students...

DATE: April 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

All-volunteer CVFD was just fine

Editor:People deserve to know the history of what is happening at Cortez Fire Protection District and why they are asking for more tax dollars to fund a broken experiment created by some of the...

DATE: April 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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