Opinion

Do not submit to this dumping tyranny

I was shocked during my last visit to the county landfill to see a notice that any unsorted worthless recyclables would subject the entire load to a 30% surcharge, due to Colorado state law....

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Protect our wildlife migration corridors

Wildlife migration corridors and riparian areas are under threat from growing human populations. Colorado residents are fortunate to live in a state with spectacular outdoor opportunities, but we...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks from Southwest Canyons Alliance

The staff and board of directors of Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance, the grassroots friends and partner organization of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, send out a huge thank you to...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Where’s attorney when we need him?

An article in the Cortez Journal stated that the 416 Fire which started in June of 2018 was started by sparks from the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge train. The next month of 2018, the Plateau...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Misinformed speculation on wilderness

In the Journal’s most recent article on Wilderness Study Areas, Keenan Ertel is quoted as saying, “Precluding people from using their public lands steps outside of their multiple-use intent.” As...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Please don’t stress Mesa Verde horses

The Mesa Verde horses are not being gathered by chasing them into pens. They are being baited and moved by the subtle movements of people. Having observers is not appropriate for that type of...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It’s hot in the wrong way at Burger King

For the last few year,s Burger King has neglected to fix the air conditioning in their restaurant. Some years it’s hotter than others. This year has been hot enough that the workers are very...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No place for slaughterhouse on Road 39

The proposed slaughterhouse on Road 39 in Mancos is planning at its worst. I am from a ranching background, and love the cattle business, but this facility does not belong in the residential/rural...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

About child abuse in Montezuma County

Recently there was an article in the Denver Post (“‘So many kids getting hurt’: Sexual abuse and neglect ignored in rural Colorado county, report finds,” about Montezuma County). It doesn’t make me...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I’ve made a partial list of Trump’s flaws

Donald Trump is doing many things to help us in this country. One, he’s requesting of us to become more aware, through his speeches, tweets and actions, about who he really is, and more...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Where’s attorney when we need him?

An article in the Cortez Journal stated that the 416 Fire which started in June of 2018 was started by sparks from the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge train. The next month of 2018, the Plateau...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Court case handled with compassion

Thank you for the article regarding the resolution of Mike Lavey/Logan Vigil’s court case. We should all be proud to live in a community in which an unfortunate event can be handled with such...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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