Opinion

Be smarter about tree planting in Cortez

The motto is, “plant a tree – or any plant – as if grown.” With that in mind, who the heck decided and approved spending taxpayers’ hard-earned money on so many trees at the public buildings on...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health care for all more essential now

In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for all nations to provide affordable and universal health care for their citizens. Rallies around the world took place on...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton mum on tax scheme question

I asked Scott Tipton how much this new tax scheme will net him financially. No reply. Same question to Cory Gardner. I got a former letter about how great this will be for the average Joe. ...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Town board has let the community down

I would like to express my utter dismay with the Dolores town board and the town staff regarding the unanimous decision to tear down the playground. The neglect to maintain the playground in Joe...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Our new normal endangers the republic

Regarding the “Public Comments” editorial in the Herald (12/16): While I strongly agree with your view that brute-strength partisanship is no way to govern our nation, I can’t help but wonder...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Many of us fought hard for playground

With a heavy heart, I share that the trustees have voted to “demolish” our gem of a playground. I want to share my thoughts of how I see things, so you can understand that this playground never...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

There is something wrong with the right

There’s something wrong with the right. I get it; makers and takers, fetuses are people, and guns make the world go around. But the thing is, you’re killing it. You know that thing you think you...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tax proposal already failed in Kansas

George H.W. Bush called trickle-down economics “voodoo economics,” and cutting taxes to large corporations and the very wealthy has never worked. Never. Have you read about the recent Kansas tax...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Searching for family member in Cortez

I have found some pictures from the family of Wilbur C. Foth and his wife, Lorraine, who have a son who lives in Cortez. My family would like to have Donald Foth receive these family photos. If...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Monument reductions are anti-hunting

Although President Donald Trump came into office praising America’s greatest hunter-conservationist, Theodore Roosevelt, and vowing to follow in his footsteps, he’s instead opted to do the...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Be sure shelter gets adequate funding

Of all the many services in Montezuma County, I see that the animal shelter as one of the most valuable. I hear of people using and needing this service nearly every week. This shelter has been...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Show respect to other public land users

As a user of public lands, waterways and roadways, I pay fees for licenses, tags, registrations and habitat stamps – all to be able to keeps the land and access available. All of us who pay these...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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