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Terrific news about Colorado hunting

Finally, hunting season is here! This is the time of year hunters like myself rise well before dawn, load up our gear and head out the door to enjoy the beautiful Colorado wilderness. While I am...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Council makes our street a racetrack

I can’t begin to imagine what our City Council members were thinking! First, the extension of Seventh Street from Madison to Sligo. The only stop signs on that entire street are on either side of...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vectra Bank did right by these students

On behalf of Southwest Open School, I would like to thank Vectra Bank, and Paul, Tracey and Dustin in particular. Last week, they gave two groups of Southwest Open School students a tour of the...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Kudos to Sen. Bennet for the CORE Act

Hats off to Sen. Michael Bennet for pushing the Senate to take up the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. Bennet and Rep. Joe Neguse introduced the bill in January, and it has seen quick...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support this bill for clean energy jobs

To meet our country’s energy needs, we should choose clean energy rather than older polluting sources of the past. A 2018 study showed 84% of residents in Montezuma County want policy that funds...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tax increase for education worthwhile

School taxes are a great investment in the community. A well paid staff, teachers in particular, ensures stability in the classroom. Having a good school system in a community is like having a good...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Kasper and Tallmadge bring experience

I am writing this letter of support for Phil Kasper and Clay Tallmadge for Dolores School Board. In this election, Dolores is in a unique position to have three longtime educators serve on the...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote Tallmadge, Prime, Crowley for board

I worked in public schools for over 30 years, 25 of those in Dolores. If I had a nickel for every time a staff member mentioned increasing parent involvement, I’d have retired a year earlier! We...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Our schools need people like Tallmadge

Clay Tallmadge is running for Dolores school board. Consistency is important for school communities. Clay taught school at Dolores elementary and middle schools for 14 years. He was born and raised...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

PILT funds challenge conservative values

Here in our conservative corner of Colorado, PILT funds (payments in lieu of taxes) are a frequent topic of discussion. Clearly, the right thing to do is to allow these funds to expire. After all,...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tax increase will be bad for everyone

While I sincerely want our teachers to receive an adequate wage, I am certain that the way the school district wants to accomplish it will definitely not work to the benefit of the teachers and...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Empire Electric crew was impressive

Just had a “stay-at-home thing and watch.” Empire Electric showed up with four trucks in the backyard at Rampart Street and then a bunch in the front yard. They swarmed the place and planted...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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