Opinion

We owe those people our thanks

Editor:Zach Sullivan was not “shot down,” as your paper stated. He was shot while resisting arrest. Sullivan was in control of the situation that night over a year ago. He made the choice to be...

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

Better yet, watch eclipse safely on TV

Editor:Unless there are clouds at sunset on Sunday, we will be able to view an annular solar eclipse: the moon will almost completely cover the bright solar disk. Please view the Wikipedia link —...

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

Furse is a politician, not a prosecutor

Editor:It’s not surprising that a career defense attorney, like Rae Dreves, would write a letter in support of candidate Will Furse for district attorney. From a defense perspective, what better...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DeGagne-Rule has experience, dedication

Editor:The county clerk will soon be mailing out the ballots to registered voters in Montezuma County for the Republican primary. I can not stress how important it is that you exercise your right...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Reform the Postal Service thoughtfully

Editor:As this community is well aware, the U.S. Postal Service is facing budgetary challenges that have endangered rural post offices. Potential closures rightly concern local residents who depend...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Not enough food for school lunch

Editor:Schools are a place of learning but when schools don’t fulfill their requirements it becomes a place of riot. What I have faced and noticed problems with is our lunchtime food supply. In...

DATE: May 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stand on principle, Republicans; disavow Democrats’ votes

Editor:Exhibited by those who call themselves Republicans here in our county, many of whom support Russell Wasley for District Attorney, is the overwhelming concern that Will Furse, who is a...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Did that calf have a car seat?

NEW MEXICOIt’s hard to know whether the calf appreciated its ride in the backseat of the car; maybe it got to poke its head out the window and flap its tongue in the wind, in classic Fido fashion....

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Infants in withdrawal

As Colorado lawmakers debate, once again, the state’s part in the “war on drugs,” one of the most ubiquitous claims is that adult recreational drug use (as opposed to sales and trafficking) is a...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Put order back in the courts

Editor:It’s not my style to jump into the fray of local Cortez politics. I dodge political discussions at cocktail parties and surf past the pundits on CNN and FoxNews. Although I do not reside in...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wasley unfit? Look who’s talking

Editor:As usual, Mac Myers has jumped to conclusions. His contention that Russ Wasley withheld information is laughable. Information was requested the night before the preliminary hearing, and to...

DATE: May 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Poverty is our major impediment

Editor:In selecting the members of the Re-1 school board, we had hoped that a bit of logic and dedication to pedagogy would guide decisions. Unfortunately, with the selection of Alex Carter as the...

DATE: May 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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