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Please, please heed the highway signs

Highway 491 has several areas that have “No Passing On Shoulder” signs and yet I have seen this happen many times. I travel back and forth both north and south on this highway and have personally...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This is no time to bring more wolves

In the last several weeks, there have at least two wild animal-human confrontations in Colorado, resulting in serious injuries to a 9-year-old boy in one case. In May this year, a story coming out...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Open carry was not ‘well regulated’

Congratulations to the national retailers that will no longer welcome into their stores folks who openly brandish guns. Three of our local stores are affected by this decision and I welcome it....

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Firearm training must include firearms

As a nation unique to the human experience, the United States was blessed with men who were gifted with a knowledge of the classics and the history of nations to that point; a history which, sadly,...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

232 years ago this week, it happened

They are only 52 words, but I actually get chills when I read them: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need a clean-up at Cascade Creek

A tractor-trailer overturned and burned on the evening of Aug. 22nd on Highway 550 at the hairpin turn over Cascade Creek. The fire department and hazmat teams responded quickly to put out the fire...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Need to publicly support conservatives

Why is the left (“the bastion of tolerance”!) so intolerant of opinions that differ from theirs, and so afraid to let other opinions be heard? It seems to me that if you’re afraid to let different...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why won’t county share its elevator?

I went to our Montezuma County courthouse last Tuesday, to attend the commissioners meeting. When I entered the building, I saw a sign indicating where the stairs are for the second floor. I am...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Builders are key to aggressive solutions

In February, the City Council approved the Cortez Housing Affordability and Mitigation Plan (CHAMP). The Journal reports that for one year, effective March 1, 2019, the city will waive a portion of...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Boutique Air ultimately did right by me

I was saddened to hear of the shortcomings and irresponsibility attributed to Boutique Airlines in a letter to the editor (“It’s time for Cortez to get a real airline ,” Aug. 22). I understand how...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do not submit to this dumping tyranny

I was shocked during my last visit to the county landfill to see a notice that any unsorted worthless recyclables would subject the entire load to a 30% surcharge, due to Colorado state law....

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Protect our wildlife migration corridors

Wildlife migration corridors and riparian areas are under threat from growing human populations. Colorado residents are fortunate to live in a state with spectacular outdoor opportunities, but we...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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