Opinion

We have the right to protect ourselves

As I read and hear comments on the Second Amendment, I am amazed at the people who do not know why we even have a Second Amendment. This amendment isn’t just about being able to possess a firearm....

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trails draft decision a good compromise

The recent draft decision regarding trails and roads in the Rico-West Dolores area of the San Juan National Forest was a very good compromise, considering the increasing demands on this finite...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Welcome to all-or-nothing America

These youth want peace and prosperity. They need their lives for that. We could have banned a single weapon, the AR-15, but we “stuck to our guns.” Welcome to all or nothing. This is what it looks...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Address violence, don’t blame guns

I was proud of the young women who spoke at the March for Our Lives rally. It’s good to see the youth of America energized. I do, however, have some difficulty with their message and the...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Arctic environment must be protected

While school shootings, trade wars, possibility of nuclear war and sex scandals steal the headlines, the Trump administration; Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.; are...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vandalism, arson at feral cat station

We are saddened to report that vandals burned down a feeding station for feral and abandoned cats in Cortez this past week. We set up a replacement feeding station, but two days later the new one...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Missile defenses need rigorous tests

When testing our missile defenses against attack by North Korea or Iran, it is vital that we stop scripting those tests to succeed. We need to have real-life situations, including enemy decoys. We...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need universal health care now

As a small-business owner and a taxpayer, I am forced to buy health insurance on the individual market, formerly known as the Affordable Care Act, which the Republicans decimated in 2017. In rural...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Help eighth-graders help the Rohingya

A crisis in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar has been building for many years. We, the eighth-graders of Cortez Middle School, believe that we need to take action now to help the victims of...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Set aside differences and seek solutions

Reasonableness: Why is it so hard to find? Let’s consider what it takes to be reasonable. First it takes humility, the understanding that it is not about me. It is not about my winning or losing...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton plans to give away public lands

This letter is in response to John Mumaw’s letter (Journal, Feb. 19 ) about my “baseless claims” against U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (Journal, Feb. 8 ). I will give Tipton credit for Hermosa Creek...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Your vote this November will be crucial

This November, the stakes for the mid-term elections couldn’t be higher. Because of the consequences, I would like to encourage Montezuma County citizens to begin to consider the impacts of their...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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