Opinion

Tipton should join House climate caucus

I thank Rep. Scott Tipton for his hard work for Western Colorado. His consistent message of environmental stewardship parallels my concerns for preserving our clean air, water and land for future...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

For goodness sake, stop stereotyping us

I have never before received such a condescending Violation Notice letter from the city regarding “inoperable vehicle” and “accumulation of Rubbish & Garbage, Rubbish & Garbage,” repeating the last...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton should wear sponsor patches

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” Upton Sinclair captured in a few words why our current political campaign finances need...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Treatment of Hooten has been deplorable

Please let me add to Eleanor Macfarlane’s concern (Journal, June 25) about what has happened with Tom Hooten. If I sent in a story about three boys in school who started to pick on one of their...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We can do better for our communities

While investigators have not yet concluded that the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad caused the 416 Fire, it has become clear that the coal-fired engine poses a serious threat to our lands...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

See Evison at the Cortez library today

Jonathan Evison, New York Times bestselling author, will be at the Cortez Public library today at 6 p.m. along with local bestselling author Chuck Greaves, to discuss Evison’s newest book, Lawn...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Initiative 97 amounts to a ban on drilling

Initiative 97 would mandate oil and gas development be set back at least 2,500 feet (eight football fields) from any occupied structure or defined vulnerable area. This would increase the minimum...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It is time to support the Dolores recall

Seven years ago, the Dolores School District was rated as one of the best in Southwest Colorado. About that time, we were gifted with Scott Cooper as our superintendent. He was a great community...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pass on Parker’s nonsense in the future

In her Washington Post opinion piece, repeated in The Journal on May 29, Kathleen Parker writes, “The state is a soul-less, ruthless and insatiable machine, and its only purpose is to increase its...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton is an enemy of LGBTQ community

Colorado has a proud history of defending lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights. Our state legalized same-sex marriage back in 2008, seven years before it was federally mandated....

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

PERA is the gift that keeps on taking

The Journal’s June 8 editorial reminded me of a vow I made to current and past state legislators when PERA landed upon hard times. I vowed to do whatever I could to lay the primary responsibility...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Board recall will have a chilling effect

I’m gravely concerned about the recall effort against two Dolores School Board members, and dismayed that community members would support this. It indicates a fundamental misunderstanding of how...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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