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Balance the budget by ending the wars

Dear Editor:I find the federal budget discussions simply amazing. The Republicans want to ax Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to balance the budget, and the Democrats want to tax the wealthy...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The American people are losing

Dear Editor:It takes a lot to get me angry, and now I am angry.I read the other day about “who’s winning?” as regards the debt talks in Washington, D.C. I do not know who is winning, but I know who...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Most of the problems are near the roads

Dear Editor:As someone who visits the Boggy-Glade Forest on a regular basis for recreation and wood gathering, I need to respond to the crimes and bodies letter printed recently. In 15 years of...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Road closures will help hide crimes, bodies

Dear Editor:Remember the law of unintended consequences by applying it to the Forest Service road closures. Depriving the taxpayers of liberty to access publicly held land via motorized transport,...

DATE: July 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Common sense will prevail on road closures

Dear Editor:I am a law-abiding citizen, so I do not break the laws of the United States. Forest Service bureaucrats will also follow the laws. SR2477 clearly states that all trails, roads, byways...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let’s take this issue to court

Dear Editor:I was surprised to see a few greenies at the Forest Service hearings June 28. They claim they have been run off the forest roads by those gol-darned infernal noisy smelly dangerous...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Now I remember why I left Cortez

Dear Editor:So, Cortez, thanks for reminding me why I made the wise choice to move away from you and why I do not visit very often. It was not because of the town; it was because of some of the...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Does lifelong residency justify disrespect?

Dear Editor:My husband and I retired to this area from New England about four years ago. Since we purchased our land on H Road, we have had people dump various dead animals on the side of the road...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Withholding leads to overspending

Dear Editor:What really caused our nation to be $14 trillion in the hole? Withholding money for taxes; that’s what caused it. A seemingly good thing has brought us to near bankruptcy. AThe tax is...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Maybe it’s already too late for sustainability

Dear Editor:Whew! We survived the Rapture back in May, only to learn that the date has been moved to October. Then there’s the end of civilization that the Mayan calendar shows for December 2012....

DATE: June 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

USDA needs patience, not funds

Dear Editor:The U.S. Department of Agriculture asked for a bunch of money in the 2013 budget. They want to study “farming in 2050” against global warming.USDA can’t even get ripe peaches to the...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Put Initiative 25 on the ballot

Dear Editor:In an May 19 editorial, “Voting on taxes: Ballot measure may mean money for schools,” you suggested that the campaign for Sen. Rollie Heath’s school funding measure should try to...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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