Opinion

We need Diane Mitsch Bush in Congress

I enthusiastically endorse Diane Mitsch Bush for U.S. Congress for two reasons: because she will beat Rep. Scott Tipton, and when she does, she will be an excellent congresswoman. I have had the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thank you to Mancos festival sponsors

Mancos Valley Resources and the Mancos Trails Group heartily thank the many community members and businesses whose generosity made the second annual Mancos Valley River Film Festival a robust...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Bennet, Gardner for farm bill

Kudos to Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet for their votes to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. I’m especially pleased by their strong support for programs that help farmers and ranchers make their land...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all who made show possible

The eighth annual George Geer Memorial Car Show is finished for 2018. I would like to thank the sponsors and vendors for their support. Without your financial support, we would not be as successful...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote to preserve the American safety net

The Republican-led House of Representatives has voted for “A Brighter American Future,” that will make enormous cuts to Medicare and Social Security. Those programs are the American public’s...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Commissioners wasting money on claim

On June 18, Montezuma County commissioners granted themselves jurisdiction over 17 roads and trails within the San Juan National Forest under an archaic mining law known as RS 2477. Our three kings...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need our rep to fight climate change

It is unthinkable to me that we still have leaders in office who actively deny climate change. Beyond the politics, the real-world impacts are horrifying. Here in Southwest Colorado, seven counties...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A reassuringly competent replacement

I receive Congressman Scott Tipton’s electronic newsletters, a good way for him to reach his constituents. These emails have increased as the November elections draw closer. Recent reports of...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks for the Cortez fireworks show

What a glorious Fourth of July we celebrated in Cortez! While other communities canceled their annual fireworks displays or substituted drones because of extreme fire danger, Cortez experienced all...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pickleball courts are a credit to Cortez

The Southwest Colorado Pickleball Association wants to congratulate the city of Cortez in its pursuit and completion of the new dedicated outdoor pickleball courts. What a great complement to the...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Listed ‘Cortez events’ are not in Cortez

I note with interest that today’s (online) edition of the Cortez Journal lists four “Cortez Events” – none of which actually take place in Cortez, as is frequently the case. Three are Durango...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Lack of transparency fails the county

On June 18, the Montezuma County commissioners passed a resolution that asserts rights of way on roads, routes and trails in the Rico West Dolores District of the San Juan National Forest. The...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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