Opinion

Address violence, don’t blame guns

I was proud of the young women who spoke at the March for Our Lives rally. It’s good to see the youth of America energized. I do, however, have some difficulty with their message and the...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Arctic environment must be protected

While school shootings, trade wars, possibility of nuclear war and sex scandals steal the headlines, the Trump administration; Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.; are...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vandalism, arson at feral cat station

We are saddened to report that vandals burned down a feeding station for feral and abandoned cats in Cortez this past week. We set up a replacement feeding station, but two days later the new one...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Missile defenses need rigorous tests

When testing our missile defenses against attack by North Korea or Iran, it is vital that we stop scripting those tests to succeed. We need to have real-life situations, including enemy decoys. We...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need universal health care now

As a small-business owner and a taxpayer, I am forced to buy health insurance on the individual market, formerly known as the Affordable Care Act, which the Republicans decimated in 2017. In rural...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Help eighth-graders help the Rohingya

A crisis in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar has been building for many years. We, the eighth-graders of Cortez Middle School, believe that we need to take action now to help the victims of...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Set aside differences and seek solutions

Reasonableness: Why is it so hard to find? Let’s consider what it takes to be reasonable. First it takes humility, the understanding that it is not about me. It is not about my winning or losing...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton plans to give away public lands

This letter is in response to John Mumaw’s letter (Journal, Feb. 19 ) about my “baseless claims” against U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (Journal, Feb. 8 ). I will give Tipton credit for Hermosa Creek...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Your vote this November will be crucial

This November, the stakes for the mid-term elections couldn’t be higher. Because of the consequences, I would like to encourage Montezuma County citizens to begin to consider the impacts of their...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County should welcome electric vehicles

In your recent article on charging stations for electric cars (Journal, March 2 ), Laurie Dickson of 4CORE must have been misunderstood or misquoted. I lead the Durango Electric Vehicle...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Not a single hemp use gets you ‘high’

The recent county commissioner candidates’ Q&A had a question referring to potential hemp growing in our county. The article (Journal, March 3 ) read that one candidate was “grilled” about his...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Paywall hampers reader’s right to read

I have been reading your paper for almost 40 years. I often read your paper for the news around Southwest Colorado, to find out what events are taking place around the Cortez area, check the ads...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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