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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

I need a straight answer about gas price

I have asked numerous people here in Dolores and Cortez about gas prices and no one can give me a straight answer. Why in the world is our gas here an average of $2.49, when the average across the...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why the article about pedestrian killed?

That article was so insensitive so beyond belief “Female pedestrian killed on South Broadway ” (April 14). Why would you approve that to be printed? Parents and extended family are going to read...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Be soft with yourself in hard times

Our defenses have been rendered powerless in these circumstances, but we are not useless. We are used to action to solve a problem. Let us contemplate more often. Nothing superficial stands the...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The Journal is pulling a fast one, folks

So the print version of The Journal will now only be on Wednesday. A reduction by one-half in the production costs for the publisher, but no reduction in cost to the reader. Before too long, there...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A lot of questions for Lauren Boebert

Lauren Boebert presents herself as an ultraconservative alternative to Rep. Scott Tipton. She has rightly identified Tipton as a timid, media-shy Retired-In-Place (RIP) Republican In Name Only. But...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I love Local First now and so should you

As many of us work to embrace the changes COVID-19 has imposed on our lives, I would like to share that I recently had a Loving Local First moment. I have been so impressed with the accomplishments...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Our local foundation is helping, too

In Tuesday’s paper (April 7), it was announced that the Community Emergency Relief Fund based with the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado gave out grants to nonprofits on the front...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let’s attack COVID-19 like it’s a wildfire

2004 was a terrible wildfire year for the United States. As an incident commander for the federal wildland fire community, I led my team on many assignments across the country, working under the...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The seniors hours made me feel unsafe

Being of that demographic, I scheduled a shopping trip to City Market during the 7-8 a.m. hour reserved for seniors. My estimate is that upwards of 40% of the shoppers were at least a decade...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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