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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

America, like decency, is endangered

It is hard to sit down to a meal and drinks with family and friends, if they are Democrats, without having an argument. I can’t sit by without defending America. I don’t understand why everything...

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

Freedom of speech is a two-way street

The anti-mask, pro-President Trump crowd drive down Main Street waving their flags to declare their freedom from state public health orders. They have their freedom of speech. But does that give...

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

Time to vote No, again, on abortion ban

Coloradans are asked to vote on yet another abortion ban, despite having weighed in on this issue already. As we navigate the pandemic, this is no time to throw roadblocks in the way of...

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

A fresh approach to our county politics

There is fresh excitement in the air. A beam of sunlight in this dark time of struggle. The excitement? Rebecca Samulski is running for Montezuma County commissioner in District 3 as an...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Everyone deserves sweetness of roses

My grandfather was a wheat and bean farmer; his brother, a dry land potato farmer. Aside from the hard work and stress of farming, my grandfather’s favorite and relaxing pastime was growing roses....

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Insurance doesn’t work in free market

Lauren Boebert does not understand the challenge of free market health care. On her campaign website, the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress lays out her policy positions in her Contract With...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Colorado is a big mess – thanks, Trump!

Colorado is a mess with at least four major fires occurring in the state, day after day of record-breaking temperatures, week after week with no rain and smoke-filled skies that present a danger...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Marianne Mate for Empire Electric board

I am writing in support of Marianne Mate for the District 4 seat on the Empire Electric Association’s Board of Directors. Marianne has deep experience working with nonprofit and municipal boards....

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rebecca Samulski has earned my vote

How refreshing it was to read Rebecca Samulski’s responses to Journal questions in the Aug. 12 issue. Rebecca is a Montezuma-Cortez High School graduate who left Cortez seeking an education and...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

What’s with the unmasked gun vendors?

Thank you for the photos of gun show vendors without masks (“Who bought tickets to the Gun Show ?” Aug. 15). I now know which vendors to avoid. If the business owners do not care enough about their...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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