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Why is gas in Cortez so expensive?

Dear Editor:Here are current gas prices in our area: Durango, $3.42; Farmington, $3.33; Shiprock, $3.38; Moab, $3.51; and Cortez, $3.57.Why is Cortez higher than anyone else? Is it just me, or does...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Training flights won’t be an event anyone can ignore

Dear Editor:On October 13, 2011 the Cortez Journal Editorial recommended that the Air Force conduct a full environmental impact statement concerning proposed low-altitude tactical navigation (LATN)...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

3A: How lucky Cortez is to have SWOS

Dear Editor:Today, I wish I could cast my vote for a new home for the Southwest Open School. I would gladly pay the small tax increase to provide that amazing entity with a long overdue new...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

3A: Thriving, because she wanted more

Dear Editor:How lucky are we to have a choice about education in Montezuma County? My daughter is a sophomore. She is an honor student, she is in gifted and talented, takes AP classes and she was...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

3A: Buildings are not the determining factor

Dear Editor:I have been associated with Southwest Open School for several years. Lifeway Baptist Church opened the doors of their facility to the school. The buildings were/are used as if the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

3A: A start toward a forward-thinking community

Dear Editor:Wellfolks, time is running short.Nov. 1 is almost here.I would hope you have seen the signs in the yards supporting one of the most forward leaps this community can make for self-pride,...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The best county clerk in the country

Dear Editor:During a lengthy employment, I had the privilege of traveling to all 50 states and living in 10 of them. The Montezuma County clerk and recorder, Carol Tullis, runs the most organized...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

3A: Our youth and community deserve better

Dear Editor:I am stunned and saddened that leaders of our community and school board don’t support SWOS and the 3A bond proposal. Good schools are one basis of a thriving community, and frankly,...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

3A: Maintenance will not change these facts

Dear Editor:Congratulations to Southwest Open School (SWOS) for their recent award of a $7.4 million grant for new facilities. Our community has won the lottery! Literally, the BEST grant is not...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

3A: Be part of the solution

Dear Editor:I have two responses to Steve Jennings’ long letter citing a litany of reasons why people should vote against the bond issue to improve SW Open School facilities.One, it was once said...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

3A: ‘No’ on the school bond

Dear Editor:The bond is a bad idea for the following reasons:While SWOS is busy pointing out a hole in the classroom floor, we should note that facilities can be repaired and/or remodeled for a...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Deadline for election letters

No election-related letters will be published on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 1.All letters related to candidates or ballot issues must be received physically in the Journal office by 5 p.m....

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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