Opinion

Proposition 112 would kill our lifestyles

I am a drilling engineer who grew up here in Southwestern Colorado and who works in the oil and gas industry. I love what I do and find fulfillment in being part of an industry that provides...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Raise term limit for district attorney

As the executive director of the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center, I support measure 7A, which will make the term limits for our district attorney equal to the terms of other elected officials in...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Guinn Unger gets urgency on climate

I find it difficult not to be heartbroken over what’s happening to my beautiful state. This summer saw the 20 largest wildfires in Colorado’s history. Beetles are killing our forests. Ranchers and...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Unlike Tri-State, let’s go greener now

We are at an energy crossroads. Coal was the energy of the past. It was wonderful for advancing human civilization, but it’s time to move past coal, just like we did with whale oil and typewriters....

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mitsch Bush better on climate, drought

I have been very impressed with Diane Mitsch Bush, particularly with her knowledge of complex issues and her willingness to work with all stakeholders to find solutions. One of the issues I find...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

YES on Amendment 73 for the children

I am writing in favor of Amendment 73 because the state needs a sustainable source of revenue to adequately and equitably fund public education. The increasing deficit for public education is not...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The trees have got to, we’ll have others

Recently Cortez city staff identified eight elm trees that need to be removed, and a Request for Proposal (RFP) has gone out to local tree cutters. Five of the trees are located on the west side of...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Term limits are wisest, vote NO on 7A

Limits? We’ve got’em! Fish limits, age limits, wage limits, balls and strikes, minimum and maximum prison sentences. Even important folks like our presidents are limited to two four-year terms in...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

McAfee brings strengths to commission

This is a time of division in America. It’s not hard to see where so many Americans feel resentful and distrustful towards politicians regardless of which side they might be on. There is one...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We must raise state taxes for education

Why vote for Amendment 73 to support our public schools in Colorado? Concern has been expressed about why this amendment is needed and if this the right approach. Since the 2009-10 school year, the...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Guinn Unger is the one for healthcare

The World Health Organization ranks the US 35th in healthcare outcomes – far below almost every universal healthcare system in the world (we barely edge out Cuba). For such lousy healthcare, and...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote to extend DA’s term for the children

I am currently serving as a board member for the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center. I support measure 7A, which will make the term limits for our district attorney equal to other elected officials...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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