Opinion

At the least, commissioners owe apology

“Fake News” (Journal, Oct. 18) from our Montezuma County Commissioners? Really? Can’t they just pick up the phone or walk into the offices of the Colorado State University Extension employees...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Act of kindness deserves to be mentioned

My husband and I walked to the homecoming football game, about six blocks. Once there, Rollie realized he had forgotten his wallet. He was going to walk back home and get it when a man who had...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Looking for help to recover stolen items

I want to ask for help to try to recover several boxes of family photographs and documents that were stolen from L and L Storage, east of Cortez. The boxes contain numerous albums of very old...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Is the National Forest a friendly place?

Not for two old men on their annual journey to the Glade in search of elk. Having driven down a well-traveled road, with no prohibitive signage, through two open gates to the hunting area,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Factual response needed in ANWR drilling

I feel a factual response is needed to the letter by Phyllis Mains (Journal, Oct.). Mains incorrectly states that because oil sells for $50/barrel and costs $90/barrel to extract it in the Arctic,...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support our teachers going the extra mile

How can we expect students to care about education when our community does not respect the job that is being done every day by teachers? Do people realize what a teacher does on a daily basis? If...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

With no end date, don’t pass ballot issue

Why is there no ending date to this tax increase or an indication of how high the taxes will be? The amount of money coming the first year would pay for the old high school demolition. When money...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Help our kids succeed in life and careers

I am writing this letter to ask your support for the Montezuma-Cortez School District mill levy. The surrounding communities have passed mill levy overrides in order to cope with Colorado’s...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I’m voting no on the mill levy increase

I totally support raising teacher salaries, but I will be voting no on the proposed mill levy for the following reasons. First, it will be a permanent increase on our property tax from here on out....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote no on ballot measures 3A and 3B

I completely agree with the two letters to the editor (Journal, Oct. 24) “Time for school administrators to step up” and “Open-ended language is not acceptable.” The school board routinely requests...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mancos RE-6 proposition is poorly worded

Mancos has the same problem as Cortez voters on the upcoming school ballot – nebulous wording. Mancos RE-6 School District debt is to be increased by a repayment cost of up to $8.5 million for...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all who supported our family

There aren’t enough words to thank the communities of Mancos and beyond for the outpouring of love and support this last year as Margie Russell battled melanoma. She was able to spend her final...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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