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We need to vote right for Empire Electric

In my office, there’s a photo of a street light – a light bulb, really – strung over the intersection of Main and Market in Cortez under which trucks loaded with local wool are headed to Gallup’s...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Please do not forget the Constitution

When was the last time you remember seeing the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence or the Bill of Rights posted anywhere? A bank, the post office, a school, the library, your local pub,...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote for me to abolish the U.S. Senate

I am a candidate for the Colorado Unity Party’s 2020 nomination for U.S. Senate. I’m running on peace, justice, ecology and election reform, with a theme of “unity in diversity.” The slogan “Unity...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trump is deceiving we rural Americans

At two–plus years into the Trump presidency, I’m still scratching my head as to how a billionaire from New York City captured the hearts and minds of rural America to such an extent that almost...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cory Gardner leads on climate change

Recently, Sen. Cory Gardner chaired an informative and substantive Senate hearing on the science of climate change. Four well-credentialed climate scientists testified, including Dr. Waleed...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Food hub project opens the Sharehouse

Thank you to the Journal for covering the development of the food hub in Cortez (“Coalition plans soft opening for ‘community food center,’ ” May 6). I’m often asked, “What’s happening with the...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cory Gardner leads on climate change

Recently, Sen. Cory Gardner chaired an informative and substantive Senate hearing on the science of climate change. Four well-credentialed climate scientists testified, including Dr. Waleed...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Empire Electric members deserve choice

I am writing in response to DJ Birnbaum’s letter published on May 16 about the elections for the Empire Electric Association board of directors (“Cortez, let’s not end up like Durango ”). The...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bicyles, inanimate, do not have rights!

“Trails plan aims to put Silverton on map for mountain biking” (May 13) – what were you thinking? Mountain biking and trail-building destroy wildlife habitat! Mountain biking is environmentally,...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Socialism and single-payer are American

The argument for single-payer health insurance is arithmetic – simple arithmetic. For-profit health insurance companies have to, you know, make a profit That means that part of your premium...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A big thanks for smoke alarm event

I would like to thank all of the volunteers that supported the American Red Cross’ Sound The Alarm smoke alarm installation event. We had a good group of local volunteers as well as Red Cross...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cortez, let’s not end up like Durango

Did you know that a representative from the San Juan Citizens Alliance has been regularly attending Empire Electric Association board meetings? Coincidently, there are three board positions up for...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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