Opinion

I take back my vote for Wasley

Editor:A 19-year-old Dolores man pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon in district court on a charge of manslaughter that involved the death of his infant daughter. A medical doctor ruled that the death...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DA fails to stand up stand up for child victim

Editor:DA Russell Wasley is showing us again what kind of prosecutor he is. Sadly, he’s done it in a case he’s mishandled before: the Dylan Kuhn child homicide. He has plea-bargained the case down...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Burning the flag is totally disrespectful

Editor:In response to Robin Tyler Schichtel: Flying the flag of the United States of America upside down has been accepted as a sign of distress, accepted and looked for in times of war and...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Push county to silence barking dogs

Editor:Bark, bark, bark. Annoyed yet? How about if that goes on all night? I say we sharpen the pitchforks and oil up the torches. I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it any more. Some of...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

PERA is more stable than a 401K

Editor:It never ceases to amaze me how many misperceptions there are concerning PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association).PERA is the retirement fund for all public employees in the state of...

DATE: July 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

New Empire location is poor planning

Editor:Empire Electric should be required to pay the damages they have caused to Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. They should pay for a real estate appraisal of MVI’s property as it was originally...

DATE: July 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Not happy? You’re free to leave

Editor:This letter is for all of the unhappy people out there, and to the gentleman who is upset with rude and disrespectful Democrats. You don’t have to be a Democrat or a Republican to be rude....

DATE: July 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Corporate-owned Congress prevents reform

Editor:The House Republicans have voted 33 times, so far, to overturn the Affordable Care Act, unwilling to admit the benefits it extends to millions of Americans. Their lying about its provisions...

DATE: July 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Praise for the proliferation of murals

Editor:I don’t often write to this paper although I am a semi-local with 30-odd years in this often surprising settlement. But someone must deliver a note of praise and confidence to whomever is...

DATE: July 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Upside-down flag not the right means of protest

Editor:I am writing to display my neighbor’s disdain and disrespect for the American Flag. He is a WWII vet of battleships according to him. I am a vet of the first Gulf Conflict, and have worked...

DATE: July 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Locals and absentee owners sometimes differ

Editor:In his letter published in the July 10 issue of the Cortez Journal, Torin Andrews claims, once again, to know what is best for Montezuma County. Mr. Andrews lives in Maryland — or Moscow, if...

DATE: July 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Finish this stupid little blamefest

Editor:Hey, Baby Boomers! What is going on with you? Arguing over the lies both parties are feeding us again! Really? I thought with age came wisdom and understanding. In the meantime, my friends...

DATE: July 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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