Opinion

Fire district does not need more money

Editor:On the front page of the Journal dated Feb. 23, 2012, I see the fire district is asking for a mill levy increase. What a crock.There are several statements that are meant to pull the wool...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Alcohol is not essential to a good time

Dear Editor:Recently, community leaders and youth rose to an interesting challenge. The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce (CACC) held its Business After Hours event, involving the usual alcoholic and...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

4CORE objections in context

Dear Editor:In the Feb. 7 article about the project at Por Dia Daycare, the reporter quoted me correctly.But having written a glowing article about the project and 4CORE, he included not a word...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Furse is not the man for the DA job

Dear Editor:We are in the midst of a primary race for the district attorney’s office. I have to call into question the qualifications of Mr. William Furse and ask Mr. Furse to publicly respond to...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Conflicting messages from Southwest Memorial

Dear Editor:I find it difficult to reconcile the two recent press releases from the Southwest Memorial Hospital CEO and board.First they announce the closing of a much-needed and well-used service,...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Four-day week survey due today

Dear Editor:The Re-1 School Board is in the process of deciding whether to keep the four-day school week. They are very interested the opinions of all who are impacted: students, families, staff,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Duplicitously protesting government ‘intrusion’

Dear Editor:Frankly, I’m a bit confused about the furor over governmental “intrusion” into faith-based institutional practices. Surely no taxpayer money finds its way into such hallowed bastions....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The continuum of care has been broken

Dear Editor:I recently read that the home health department Of Southwest Memorial Hospital was going to be closed. It saddened me to know that not only would the dedicated nurses of that department...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

What has happened to good sense?

Dear Editor:I don’t know where to start this since I am real upset and hurt. It began nearly four years ago when I found a baby fawn next to the road in the corner of my property. The mother had...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Shalom between Israel and the Philistines

Dear Editor:Several years ago I had an epiphany while watching on TV the closing ceremonies after a meeting at Camp David. The late Yasir Arafat had just been introduced by President Bill Clinton....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Home health employees, patients were thrown to the wolves

Dear Editor:The dedicated employees of Southwest Memorial Hospital Home Care were dealt a heartwrenching blow on the morning of Jan. 23 when they received a visit from Kent Helwig. The CEO was not...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why did no one make that call?

Dear Editor:You may remember the letter written in November by the fine young director of our Child Advocacy Center asking the question above.I have some thoughts about that as an adult who was one...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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