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The Montezuma Patriots are hypocritical

I find it ironic that the Montezuma Patriots, who hold the American flag in such high esteem, have chosen to desecrate the same flag. According to Title 4 of the U.S. Code, Sections 1 and 2: “The...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trump’s comments made me furious

As a Vietnam combat veteran, I was shocked but not surprised when I heard the comments President Trump made about our fallen heroes. Trump and no-one in his family has ever served our country. He...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This is why it’s good to be living in Cortez

Do the lives of Black people matter? Yes. Is it important to get that message out? Yes. Growing up in a Southern state, I saw the heart-breaking effects of segregation. Since I remember this, I...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

That’s why he wouldn’t release returns

We finally know why President Trump refuses to release his tax returns. Documents recently uncovered by The New York Times show that unlike the typical billionaire, who pays tens of millions to...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

What are counterprotesters so afraid of?

I am appalled and saddened by the behavior of these people, who seem to think that quietly expressing the hope that we can all live peacefully together should cause such bitterness and invective...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Passing cars, county, support marchers

The article “Counterprotesters confront Walk for Justice : ‘You’re not welcome here’” (Sept. 26) missed a few crucial points. In the face of harassment, the march stayed polite and peaceful. While...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This bigotry is why I won’t be voting

As a committed Republican, it is with dismay that I watch the various truck rallies and local Republican gatherings that continue to accept the presence of a Confederate flag. Trump flags are...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I’m a doctor and voting for Mitsch Bush

As I prepare to cast my ballot for the next Congresswoman to represent us in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, I’m thinking about which candidate will support access to affordable health care...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

There’s a way to make all votes count

Have you noticed that the candidates for president are every day in one of five states – Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Ohio or Wisconsin? Journalists treat this as routine. Sadly, they are...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The ‘National Popular Vote’ is deceiving

This fall, voters will be asked to consider Proposition 113, also known as the National Popular Vote. This proposition has but one purpose: It seeks to eliminate the Electoral College. Our founding...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need Diane Mitsch Bush in Congress

What we need now more than ever is someone who will work for all of us and not insult those with whom she disagrees. We need someone with a proven track record of working across party lines. We...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

There is no place for Confederate flag

American soldiers defended this country against the Confederate army, which did not believe in the liberties which define the U.S. Today, people display the Confederate flag alongside the American...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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