Opinion

Board recall will have a chilling effect

I’m gravely concerned about the recall effort against two Dolores School Board members, and dismayed that community members would support this. It indicates a fundamental misunderstanding of how...

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

Cortez kindness was most appreciated

As we were traveling to Flagstaff to watch my daughter graduate from Northern Arizona University, my father fell ill. We were blessed to have the good fortune to be near the Cortez Hospital where...

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

416 Fire and the train: We can do better

While investigators have not yet concluded that the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad caused the 416 Fire, it has become clear that the coal-fired engine poses a serious threat to our lands...

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

Why does Tipton ignore climate threat?

Congressman Tipton is well aware of the fact that climate change exacerbates extreme weather events, like low snowpack and streamflow, drought and wildfire. He is aware that these extreme weather...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Who will pay if public lands are private?

I hope these fires all through our national forests have made people think about what a bad idea our county commissioners and the Republican representatives in Washington have to turn our most...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Your vote should reflect true family values

As the 2018 election quickly approaches, it’s time for voters to consider their choices. First and foremost, embracing “family values” has always been central to many Americans’ faith, convictions...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Seeking some answers from the county

On June 13, KSJD had a news item on its morning edition that said the county commission had “kicked Tom out” in reference to the ongoing struggles between Montezuma County and the CSU Extension...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rep. Scott Tipton ignores climate threats

Congressman Scott Tipton is well aware of the fact that climate change exacerbates extreme weather events, like low snowpack and streamflow, drought and wildfire. He is aware that these extreme...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton understands his donors’ interests

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” Upton Sinclair captured in a few words why our current political campaign finances need...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Diane Mitsch Bush will unseat Tipton

Why elect Diane Mitsch Bush to run against Rep. Scott Tipton in 2018? I’ve met Diane. She’s smart, tough and gets things done. She supports universal health care and is rated a champion by the...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Open letter to our mayor and City Council

You have embarked on what is likely to be the single most important decision you will make as leaders of this community. The selection of a city manager should be approached with careful thought...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all who helped save elm trees

This is an open letter to acknowledge, with many thanks, those 100 citizens who signed a petition circulated in Dolores, who were collectively against removal of six well-established elm trees...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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