Opinion

Does lifelong residency justify disrespect?

Dear Editor:My husband and I retired to this area from New England about four years ago. Since we purchased our land on H Road, we have had people dump various dead animals on the side of the road...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Withholding leads to overspending

Dear Editor:What really caused our nation to be $14 trillion in the hole? Withholding money for taxes; that’s what caused it. A seemingly good thing has brought us to near bankruptcy. AThe tax is...

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

Maybe it’s already too late for sustainability

Dear Editor:Whew! We survived the Rapture back in May, only to learn that the date has been moved to October. Then there’s the end of civilization that the Mayan calendar shows for December 2012....

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

USDA needs patience, not funds

Dear Editor:The U.S. Department of Agriculture asked for a bunch of money in the 2013 budget. They want to study “farming in 2050” against global warming.USDA can’t even get ripe peaches to the...

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

Put Initiative 25 on the ballot

Dear Editor:In an May 19 editorial, “Voting on taxes: Ballot measure may mean money for schools,” you suggested that the campaign for Sen. Rollie Heath’s school funding measure should try to...

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

The right to enjoy our public lands

Dear Editor:I read Larry Berger’s letter to the editor with some concern. He claims that all real hunters get far from roads to hunt. I assume his definition of “real” hunter is someone who is...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

USFS is open to changing travel plan

Dear Editor:Although I appreciate the Cortez Journal’s efforts to provide information to the public regarding the Boggy-Glade Travel Plan in Tuesday’s newspaper, I want to clarify that we are open...

DATE: June 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Water, not oil, is our life’s blood

Dear Editor:Regarding a recent letter-writer’s statement about oil being our “life’s blood,” I would like to add this comment. The use of the words “life’s blood” when speaking about the importance...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How do you like the new air quality?

Dear Editor:How do you like the new air quality, courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service? They are actually saving us money since we don’t have to drive to the forest campground to smell smoky. Our air...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Veterans deserve better

Dear Editor:Regarding Pat Boot’s article about Memorial Day, I have to say, we all look forward to that day when we turn our swords into plowshares, but I honor those in our military, including...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Parents, don’t abdicate your responsibilities

Dear Editor:I have never resided in any locality where the enforcement of “rules” regarding the sale and use of tobacco products was placed on the merchant, upon school officials nor upon law...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

An excellent hospital facility right here

Dear Editor:A letter, written by Nathaniel Seeley, in which he praised the staff of Southwest Memorial Hospital, appeared in the Journal on May 14. Like Mr. Seeley, I, too, was a patient there...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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