Opinion

Bus route consolidation not the answer

When discussing the Montezuma-Cortez School District mill levy ballot initiative, I have heard many people comment that the bus routes could be consolidated in an effort to save money. Attracting...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tell Tipton he must change his stance

I was encouraged when U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in support of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. They wrote, “The...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hold Gardner responsible for destruction

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner professes to be a supporter of public land because the majority of Coloradans value and support protecting public land. Colorado’s majestic mountains and canyons attract...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why are pay raises merited at Re-1?

According to the Aug. 22 Journal, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)test scores for District RE 1 were announced: For elementary school, 23 percent of...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Proposition on ballot is poorly worded

In my opinion, Ballot Proposition 3B is poorly worded. Our teachers should be better paid. Too many of our good teachers have left Cortez for better-paying jobs in other districts and other...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tell Tipton to leave Antiquities Act alone

Rep. Scott Tipton claims that he supports public lands. He brags of his role in creating Chimney Rock National Monument through the “appropriate” use of the 1906 Antiquities Act. However, on Oct....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thank you to a fine, helpful community

Our family would like to thank the community for the support and love Lesley Parrish received, especially during the last few years of her life. She would not have been able to live independently...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Open-ended language is not acceptable

It seems like we cannot have a local election without a “3B” from the Montezuma-Cortez School Board. There is also a measure from the Mancos School Board. Read the measures carefully, especially...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Time for school administrators to step up

Since school officials are asking for a tax increase to purchase new buses and computers, they should first tell the taxpayer why they do not have the money set aside for buses and computers. I...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sponsored content not up to standards

My grandfather was the editor of the Merck manual on chemistry and on medicine. My whole family is deeply involved in science. The sponsored content in a recent Journal titled “Scientists Agree...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mill levy measure is critical to our future

I feel responsible for providing a safe, positive learning environment for all the kids in this district. The 4.96 mill levy cost for the average homeowner is an increase of about $6 per month. I...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pass 3B to ensure our children’s future

We who are in the Cortez-Montezuma Re-1 school district community have the opportunity to support Ballot Issue 3B. If passed, funds will be used to: Retain and recruit quality teachers and staff...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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