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Why can’t we open up McPhee now?

Lakes all across Colorado and surrounding states were opening last week as the governor released the stay-at-home order. Colorado State Parks & Wildlife excludes boat ramps and marinas from their...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

You can’t start a fire with a smartphone

I have treasured getting The Cortez Journal , and then The Journal . I love to hear about local events and see advertising. In spite of the liberal dribble, I like to have the paper physically in...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No shoes, no shirt, no mask, no service

Colorado has many laws and regulations to protect the public. Since 1997, vehicles must have proof of liability insurance. I can find no evidence of serious protest about this law. It is a state...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How about bridges for animals to cross?

I live right by where they put the vinyl in the canals to stop water seepage. It created a deadly slippery slide. No wants to hear the cries of an animal unable to get itself out of the chilly...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wearing mask shows respect, honesty

For those choosing not to wear a mask in public because you deem the virus a hoax, or you think wearing one an infringement on your freedom, here is what a real infringement on your freedom can...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Idiocy keeps coming from the governor

Does that pretend governor who spends 99% of his time in a five-mile corridor east and west of Interstate 25 have any idea what the rest of the state looks like? When I see edicts that tell me that...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Getting out in the fresh air can save us

I am very concerned about the reopening of Montezuma County. It has to be done right. We don’t want to be like Georgia’s moron governor, who starts out with massage parlors and tattoo shops. Don’t...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It’s all just dandy in Montezuma County!

As our county moves ahead with reopening, the statistics are encouraging on the surface. We have a very low infection rate and mortality rate. Of course, the lack of systematic testing explains...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

If you’re OK, how about helping animals?

Those of us who are doing well might consider donating brand name dog and cat food and/or cat litter to the City of Cortez Animal Shelter. During these trying times, I’m sure they would appreciate...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Please give a thought to the dandelions

I’m the president of the Colorado State Beekeepers Association. Did you know that tiny bursts of sunshine are emerging from our lawns, ranch lands and public places, announcing that spring is truly...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: They get away with ducking questions

Each time I hear Vice President Mike Pence asked a question, I’m amazed at how adept he is at totally avoiding answering the question. I’m wondering if Pence and Rep. Scott Tipton both attended the...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We shouldn’t be reopening precipitously

I am asking all elected officials (I have already sent this to several) not to try to open businesses precipitously. We must keep this virus in check until it has run its course. Whatever temporary...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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