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Letter: Enjoy back country safely, avoid avalanche dangers

Seventy percent of the mountains in Colorado are the San Juans, right in our backyard. The “Magic Juans” extend from Durango to Lake City and Dolores to Saguache and beyond. Because of this massive...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Area offers plenty of places to target shoot safely

The Dec. 16 article, “Do We Need More Gun Ranges?” was way off the mark. Instead of delving into gun ranges and public shooting locations, the reporter spent too much of the story talking about gun...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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Larry Berger Tue, Nov 17, 6:13 PM (18 hours ago) to Cortez I find the Trump Administration claiming that Democrats “stole” the election hilarious. It was Donald Trump...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Kudos for Journal coverage

Last Wednesday’s Journal edition was the best and most informative local newspaper I have seen in some time, and with no local TV it was so appreciated. So many subjects were covered in depth....

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Now look at what you all have done

To all of the Colorado citizens who voted Yes on Proposition 113: Thank you for your attempts to disenfranchise the popular vote for the state of Colorado. I know you think you’ve done a great...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks to library staff for all they do

I would like to thank our wonderful Dolores library staff for all their hard work this year. I joined the library board this spring in the hopes of supporting their school and family connections....

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Aspiring patriots: Here’s how to assist

Saying “I’m a patriot” is like saying, “I’m a really amazing cook” or “I’m the least racist person in the world.” It’s really for others to decide. The Montezuma Patriots often have flouted the...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep the Electoral College, for every vote

When the Constitution was formulated, the northern states believed all that was needed was a House of Representatives whose members would be based on the number of citizens in each state. This...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Down every road with Joel Stevenson

Joel Stevenson has driven on every county road in Montezuma County. Because he was born and raised here, he knows and understands the issues of growth, jobs and budgets. A vote for Joel for county...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need Samulski on the commission

I am writing to encourage citizens of Montezuma County to vote for Becca Samulski for Montezuma County commissioner. She listens to all stakeholders. We need her strong background in land-use...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need to appreciate the good things

People take things for granted. There are teens depressed over minor problems when they don’t have it bad; there are kids struggling to eat in other countries. I have realized my life is a lot...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Socialism is a good, Democratic thing

I was mystified when I saw a political ad in which an elderly lady was advocating for another four years of Republican authoritarianism in lieu of Democratic socialism. Most people don’t realize...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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