Opinion

Voters deserve qualified candidates, not cronyism

Editor:As an observer of local politics, I was struck by Karen Bohn’s paid advertisement puzzling over the results of the Montezuma County Republican County Assembly. Ms. Bohn wonders what caused...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bohn is mistaken about ‘problem,’ participants

Editor:The March 1 Journal had an advertisement placed by Karen Bohn that was quite confusing. She seemed upset that the Republican caucus process selected persons to be on the ballot who were not...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

5-day week will benefit students

Editor:I am appalled at the outcome of this very important issue. School performance by students is very low to poor, and we are going to have fewer days in school?Let’s look at the facts.The...

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

Only $1,000 misspent, not $16,000

Editor:In my most recent letter, I stated that the Cortez City Council awarded a grant (tax dollars) of $16,000 to 4CORE. My bad. That was the amount asked for by 4CORE. The actual award was $1,000...

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

Fire district does not need more money

Editor:On the front page of the Journal dated Feb. 23, 2012, I see the fire district is asking for a mill levy increase. What a crock.There are several statements that are meant to pull the wool...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Alcohol is not essential to a good time

Dear Editor:Recently, community leaders and youth rose to an interesting challenge. The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce (CACC) held its Business After Hours event, involving the usual alcoholic and...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

4CORE objections in context

Dear Editor:In the Feb. 7 article about the project at Por Dia Daycare, the reporter quoted me correctly.But having written a glowing article about the project and 4CORE, he included not a word...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Furse is not the man for the DA job

Dear Editor:We are in the midst of a primary race for the district attorney’s office. I have to call into question the qualifications of Mr. William Furse and ask Mr. Furse to publicly respond to...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Conflicting messages from Southwest Memorial

Dear Editor:I find it difficult to reconcile the two recent press releases from the Southwest Memorial Hospital CEO and board.First they announce the closing of a much-needed and well-used service,...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Four-day week survey due today

Dear Editor:The Re-1 School Board is in the process of deciding whether to keep the four-day school week. They are very interested the opinions of all who are impacted: students, families, staff,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Duplicitously protesting government ‘intrusion’

Dear Editor:Frankly, I’m a bit confused about the furor over governmental “intrusion” into faith-based institutional practices. Surely no taxpayer money finds its way into such hallowed bastions....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The continuum of care has been broken

Dear Editor:I recently read that the home health department Of Southwest Memorial Hospital was going to be closed. It saddened me to know that not only would the dedicated nurses of that department...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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