Opinion

Mill levy not an increase, but a new tax

The High Desert district election slated to be held on May 8, pertaining to a tax “increase,” should have been labeled a new tax, because that is precisely what it is. Additionally, the intended...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We wish all the best to Scott Cooper

I was saddened to read that Dolores schools superintendent Scott Cooper is heading to greener pastures (Journal, May 2). I hope that this move is in his best interest, rather than simply to make...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Medians may be OK; timing is not

If the median project has been in the planning stages since 2012 (Journal, April 27 ), why not wait another couple of months to start it? That the project is planned to start at the height of...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Can a woman win the 3rd District?

This question might have been relevant in the 1950s, but with powerfully able women leaders as ambassadors to the U.N., justices of the Supreme Court, governors and senators, it’s a question of...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Firearm phobia is a mental illness

The letters that are printed in daily papers and online all seem to be the type that show bias by the writer and the publication regardless of basis in in fact. The anti-firearms letters are always...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Kudos to all Boggy Draw volunteers

On April 24, a group of Great Old Broads began our season of sponsorship of Maverick Trail weed control. Bonnie Loving was there with her expertise, shovels and encouragement. This early in the...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

What do you like about Colorado?

I am writing to you as part of a class project for the novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham. My classmates and I are contacting newspapers across the country in a state we chose to learn more about....

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton, Gardner should back wilderness

I’ve been privileged to hunt elk and turkeys in the high and wild San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado for over a decade now. And although the San Juans are renowned for their wild and remote...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton, Gardner should back wilderness

I’ve been privileged to hunt elk and turkeys in the high and wild San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado for over a decade now. And although the San Juans are renowned for their wild and remote...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Some fears of gun confiscation are real

Victor Loun (Journal, April 27 ) says every gun advocate he’s talked to says “their core fear is that all of their guns will be taken away” and then says this is “fear,” standing for “False...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

BOCC meeting is not a candidate forum

In response to Mr. Pope’s letter (Journal, April 24 ) that one of the candidates did not answer his questions at the board of county commissioners’ weekly meeting, the county commissioners’...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Question merits more than sound bites

My name is MB McAfee, the “she” to whom Rob Pope referred in his letter to the Journal, (April 24 ). Our county commissioners have asked the Planning and Zoning Commission to make recommendations...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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