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Destroying our country from within

Editor:I would like to take the “other side of the coin” on John M. Hopkins’ letter (June 26) blaming environmentalists on the fires in Colorado. I would say to him that it is the...

DATE: June 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Spare us rabid exaggeration and condescension

Editor:I am also writing in response to John M. Hopkins’ letter entitled “Blame Environmentalists.” The author shows himself to be the kind of person who revels in the misfortune of others, who...

DATE: June 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thank you for your generosity

Editor:I am glad to see such a great response from our area residents and businesses in response to the Weber Canyon Fire. Wal-Mart and the local Red Cross are taking donations for the firefighters...

DATE: June 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cardinal boys are all ‘All Stars’ to their fans

Editor:Please allow me to get a few words off my chest. First, I want to say “congratulations” to the Cardinals Little League team for their amazing comeback in the semifinal tournament game on...

DATE: June 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Empire complex not in bill-payers’ best interests

Editor:Empire Electric Association Inc. finally reveals secret plans to build a new operations facility, after accepting a contractor’s bid of $6.4 million. By keeping plans under cover, they...

DATE: June 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Take everyone seriously, not just Republicans

Editor:As I begin my first-ever campaign for elective office — county commission for District 3 (Mancos) — it is disconcerting to read the opinion of D.K. Murphy of Cortez in the June 21 edition of...

DATE: June 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why not plainly advocate censorship?

Editor:It is disconcerting to discover that some of our fellow citizens do not seem to understand the full significance of the freedom of press clause in the First Amendment of our Constitution....

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Interpretation of the rules seems random

Editor:On May 11, Pat Degagne-Rule (a candidate for county commissioner) contributed $50 to Wasley’s campaign committee. Wasley listed her contribution as one from “Patricia S. Degagne.”Colorado...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Help reverse the decline of civility and fair play

Editor:Elections belong to all of us — “We, the People” — and we should control how they’re conducted. Third-party political advertising by unknown supporters is increasing and it’s overwhelmingly...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Blaming environmentalists is a common theme

Editor:What kind of sick puppy gets a thrill out of “seeing a large cumulus cloud above a large fire plume like the fire east of Mancos” and enjoys watching it? I’ve read some of the sick diatribes...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Public support now is hypocritical

Editor:I was in the military the day the towers fell. My current career is a firefighter. I also volunteer as a firefighter/EMT. Without fail the uneducated public is quick to “support” those who...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Not a grave digger or a pot hunter

Editor:I or we are not grave diggers or pot hunters. Proof of this is obvious. The grave that was found four or five years ago is still intact. Federal agents have their own definitions of words in...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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