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Dolores officials exploiting community

Wow! The arrogance of Dolores school officials is mind-boggling in the decision to go forward with grant applications and pursuing bond proposals to build a new school, which indicates they are not...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wearing mask in everyone’s best interest

I hate it when someone tells me what to do. But if a forest fire is threatening my life or the lives of those I love, I willingly cooperate with the community. We understand fires in Montezuma...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why protest against equality and love?

In Cortez, I watched two apparently opposing events collide on Main Street. I saw the peaceful, justice-promoting marchers. I also saw and heard the loud noise and political flags of the so-called...

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

County’s hosting recklessly irresponsible

The articles in The Journal concerning the wood bat tournament hosted in Cortez were very interesting. One quoted Durango pitcher Gage Mestas, who pointed out that other tournaments he’s played...

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

County mask policy is dangerous path

I was appalled that the Montezuma County commissioners are encouraging noncompliance with a legal state order requiring the wearing of masks. Not only are they endangering the health of the...

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

Commissioners, are you trying to kill us?

Montezuma County commissioners decided to defy a statewide mandate from Gov. Polis requiring masks be worn publicly. Their ill-considered rebellion fails miserably to protect the county....

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Not to worry, commissioners will save us!

I want to thank the Montezuma County commissioners for their steadfast protection of our individual rights when it comes to wearing face masks. As anyone can see, there are a lot of people in...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hate, racism have found a home here

It has been four days since I found myself in downtown Cortez on a Saturday morning, headed to the Farmer’s Market. I decided to stop at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and check out the Peace and...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

What’s inside counts more than a holster

After Rep. Scott Tipton’s tepid primary performance, let’s talk about some true firepower for Colorado’s Congressional District 3. Diane Mitsch Bush is the highest caliber candidate to represent...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Yes on National Popular Vote this fall

I am the president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado. Congressman John Lewis was a legend and icon for his many accomplishments, including his long-standing activism on behalf of voting...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

From a peace walker to a freedom rider

I have heard you yelling your obscenities, breathed in the black diesel smoke of your truck exhaust, felt my nerves perk as your barking dogs lunge at me, heard the heavy-handed honking of your...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Silence on Black lives is deafening here

Call in the militia, and the storm troopers as well. A small band of Montezuma County residents has been marching on Main Street every Saturday for two months, bearing signs that say Black Lives...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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