Opinion

We may want to start learning Chinese

Dear Editor:We as individuals are all responsible for the fiasco the country is in right now! We voted for it. We cry for the government to fix all of our problems, whether it is your complaint of...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks for highlighting books and reading

Dear Editor:I enjoyed reading The Arts section of July 28 that featured articles on two fine used book stores in Cortez, -”Books” and “Punchak’s Paperbacks,” both by Dale Shrull. I recommend to...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A sign of leadership failure

Dear Editor:The fact that we are debating raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Just another gimmick

Cut, cap and balance is just another gimmick those in Congress are using to avoid their constitutional responsibility to address the country’s legitimate fiscal problems. Instead of addressing the...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hasn’t anyone ever heard of a balanced budget?

Dear Editor:I usually don’t speak up like this, but I feel compelled to at this time. My wife and I lived in a much larger community but recently chose to move to Cortez to be closer to our...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Balance the budget by ending the wars

Dear Editor:I find the federal budget discussions simply amazing. The Republicans want to ax Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to balance the budget, and the Democrats want to tax the wealthy...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The American people are losing

Dear Editor:It takes a lot to get me angry, and now I am angry.I read the other day about “who’s winning?” as regards the debt talks in Washington, D.C. I do not know who is winning, but I know who...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Most of the problems are near the roads

Dear Editor:As someone who visits the Boggy-Glade Forest on a regular basis for recreation and wood gathering, I need to respond to the crimes and bodies letter printed recently. In 15 years of...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Road closures will help hide crimes, bodies

Dear Editor:Remember the law of unintended consequences by applying it to the Forest Service road closures. Depriving the taxpayers of liberty to access publicly held land via motorized transport,...

DATE: July 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Common sense will prevail on road closures

Dear Editor:I am a law-abiding citizen, so I do not break the laws of the United States. Forest Service bureaucrats will also follow the laws. SR2477 clearly states that all trails, roads, byways...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let’s take this issue to court

Dear Editor:I was surprised to see a few greenies at the Forest Service hearings June 28. They claim they have been run off the forest roads by those gol-darned infernal noisy smelly dangerous...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Now I remember why I left Cortez

Dear Editor:So, Cortez, thanks for reminding me why I made the wise choice to move away from you and why I do not visit very often. It was not because of the town; it was because of some of the...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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