Opinion

Tipton’s column ignored climate change

Climate change is totally missing from Congressman Tipton’s column on forest health and wildfires, “The truth about forest health,” (Journal, Sept. 22). Warming temperatures (predicted for...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Demand tax accounting before reforms

How can Congress credibly and honestly put forth a tax reform plan when rich Americans (some in Congress!) are hiding their taxable income in offshore tax havens and don’t even contribute to our...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Show progress first, then ask for money

Voters have voiced their opinion on raising property taxes: No! I’m all for higher pay for teachers and better school buses, etc., but as mentioned in previous letters by others, the burden should...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Competition at state is unfair to our kids

For the fourth year in a row, my wife and I had the privilege of watching the Marching Panthers at state. They performed great under adverse conditions. However, for the fourth year in a row we...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

At the least, commissioners owe apology

“Fake News” (Journal, Oct. 18) from our Montezuma County Commissioners? Really? Can’t they just pick up the phone or walk into the offices of the Colorado State University Extension employees...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Act of kindness deserves to be mentioned

My husband and I walked to the homecoming football game, about six blocks. Once there, Rollie realized he had forgotten his wallet. He was going to walk back home and get it when a man who had...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Looking for help to recover stolen items

I want to ask for help to try to recover several boxes of family photographs and documents that were stolen from L and L Storage, east of Cortez. The boxes contain numerous albums of very old...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Is the National Forest a friendly place?

Not for two old men on their annual journey to the Glade in search of elk. Having driven down a well-traveled road, with no prohibitive signage, through two open gates to the hunting area,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Factual response needed in ANWR drilling

I feel a factual response is needed to the letter by Phyllis Mains (Journal, Oct.). Mains incorrectly states that because oil sells for $50/barrel and costs $90/barrel to extract it in the Arctic,...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support our teachers going the extra mile

How can we expect students to care about education when our community does not respect the job that is being done every day by teachers? Do people realize what a teacher does on a daily basis? If...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

With no end date, don’t pass ballot issue

Why is there no ending date to this tax increase or an indication of how high the taxes will be? The amount of money coming the first year would pay for the old high school demolition. When money...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Help our kids succeed in life and careers

I am writing this letter to ask your support for the Montezuma-Cortez School District mill levy. The surrounding communities have passed mill levy overrides in order to cope with Colorado’s...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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