Opinion

Cortez could be more pedestrian-friendly

The new crosswalks in Cortez are a good start but Cortez still needs to protect visitors. As a former resident and recent tourist, I would recommend two crosswalks, between Giant and the...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Journal is unfair to Montessori school

The recent exposé of the Children’s Kiva Montessori School was poorly executed and does a disservice to our community. Not only were the articles excessive and overwhelmingly negative, they were...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Not so fast with the marijuana, please

On Nov. 6, 2012, Colorado voters elected to legalize marijuana for recreational use statewide, becoming the first state in America to do so. Six years later, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Glyphosate is sprayed poison in Mancos

I would like to share my viewpoint regarding the Mancos Town Board condoning and spraying toxic herbicide in Boyle Park. Those against this action should be commended and respected for their...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

These monstrosities need some paint

Now that the construction crews have left the area or are soon too, are there any plans to finish those concrete monstrosities on Main Street? Was paint not included in the budget? A little adobe...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

You killed our pet goats, you monster

Whoever the SOB is that thought they were doing someone a favor by poisoning the prairie dogs in our pasture should have had some intelligence to realize that goats eat everything. You managed to...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Colorado schools need Amendment 73

“The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow,” Nelson Mandela said. They deserve the highest quality education we can provide them. I’m urging not just Montezuma County but the state of Colorado...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Your vote is the very best way to protest

The biggest threat to democracy is indifference and cynicism. We have the power to change things: by showing up and voting. Last midterm election, fewer than one in five young people voted. Is it...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Local leaders let me down on Prop 112

I am extremely disappointed that the Montezuma county commissioners chose to declare their opposition to this important proposition – Proposition 112. I am also disappointed that three out of four...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DA term-limit question may be confusing

I’ve noticed that some folks have questions about ballot question 7A (term limit extension for DA). I hope the following information is helpful when deciding how to vote. First, district attorneys...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Weiser has right qualifications for AG

So what does an attorney general do, anyway? He or she stands up for the people of the state by interpreting the law, both state and federal. That means he or she needs to know how these two sets...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No to takings and YES to Amendment 74

Citizens are supposed to be protected from takings by the 5th and 14th amendments in our Constitution, but in Colorado the courts have allowed takings of more than 90 percent of a private property...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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