Opinion

Your vote is the very best way to protest

The biggest threat to democracy is indifference and cynicism. We have the power to change things: by showing up and voting. Last midterm election, fewer than one in five young people voted. Is it...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Local leaders let me down on Prop 112

I am extremely disappointed that the Montezuma county commissioners chose to declare their opposition to this important proposition – Proposition 112. I am also disappointed that three out of four...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DA term-limit question may be confusing

I’ve noticed that some folks have questions about ballot question 7A (term limit extension for DA). I hope the following information is helpful when deciding how to vote. First, district attorneys...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Weiser has right qualifications for AG

So what does an attorney general do, anyway? He or she stands up for the people of the state by interpreting the law, both state and federal. That means he or she needs to know how these two sets...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No to takings and YES to Amendment 74

Citizens are supposed to be protected from takings by the 5th and 14th amendments in our Constitution, but in Colorado the courts have allowed takings of more than 90 percent of a private property...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Seth Cagin is best choice for Legislature

I am writing to ask for your vote for Seth Cagin to represent Colorado’s 58th House District. Since announcing his decision to run for the office, Seth has knocked on over 7,600 doors and put...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need to support Amendment 73

Our community has the important responsibility of educating our children – an investment in their future – which proves to be an investment in ours as well. According to the Bureau of Labor...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

MB McAfee is a fine, exemplary rancher

Recently, MB McAfee was criticized for participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). CRP, established in 1985 by President Ronald Reagan, is one of the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do you want your grandparents’ music?

American history shows ever-expanding opportunities for all citizens to participate in self-government. When the Constitution was approved in 1788, only property-owning white men over 21 could...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Candidates, could you be more specific?

Have you noticed what a great interest our current commission race has stirred up? We are fortunate to have a really good group of folks running. I have my choice, as do many, but won’t share that...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A man is not cutting it for commission

I’d like to draw some contrast between the candidates in our commissioner race, MB McAfee and Jim Candelaria. During the debate at the county annex, a question regarding the opiate dilemma came up....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

MB McAfee is a good, sharing neighbor

One of the many reasons for supporting MB McAfee for Montezuma County commissioner is her family’s donation of 83 acres for Fozzie’s Farm. This project is a lovely addition to our region for...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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