Opinion

No room here for mockery, conspiracies

Our forefather’s values were those of dignity within diversity. That is a fact. It was a new narrative among old objects. No longer would kings wield power to make right. “We the people” would...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Get airport in shape with these steps

A few years ago, Skywest Airlines indicated to the City Council and airport manager that they were interested in bidding the Essential Air Service contract using a 50- or 70-seat twin engine CRJ...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Alzheimer’s Association is crucial to us

Our grandmother and uncle died from this disease. Now we are watching our mother die from it. It is so hard to watch someone you love, who was so full of life, loving and giving, become someone who...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Southwest Memorial staff are just super

I have often heard “bad” things about Southwest Memorial. Well, I would like to say that during my recent bout of feeling badly and having to go to the ER and then to Medi-Surgery, I have never...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Leftists are trying to destroy America

If ever there were a more hypocritical bunch of misfits, the Democratic debates proved it. The blood lust hatred for this country is unlike anything ever seen. One glaring example: Trump’s comment...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

My dog and I thank the good people

July 26 was the 29th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Some people in Cortez and Montezuma County evidently haven’t gotten the word or don’t think the law applies to them. They...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton is sane on minimum wage hike

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed HR 582, “Raise the Wage Act,” and it is now being forwarded to the U.S. Senate. I want to thank our U.S. representative from the 3rd Congressional...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We know Medicare works – expand it

The 54th anniversary of Medicare affords an opportunity to evaluate the successes and shortcomings of the system of healthcare in America. I have worked in rural hospitals and clinics for 34 years...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Who speaks for birds tortured here?

“I don’t know why I’m a prisoner. I committed no crime. I see only bars and hear desperate, confused chatter of prisoners around me. I cry out to my family; not knowing where I am, they cannot...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

For-profit care is not patient-centered

No wonder 70% of Americans favor a shift to National Improved Medicare for All. All but a handful of us have high premiums, high deductibles and poor coverage – or no coverage at all. We all know...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cortez flunked the half-staff flag test

On Friday, July 19, I drove through Cortez and was struck by the number of flags flying high and rippling in the slight breeze. I counted 29 flags flying at full staff. Presumably, the businesses,...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bipartisan effort on climate change

This summer, our Western Slope congressional delegation has been working across the aisle on practical, bipartisan solutions to address climate change. Last week, Rep. Scott Tipton co-sponsored the...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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