Opinion

Speak out when our values are denigrated

On Martin Luther King’s holiday, I could not keep silent regarding the disconnect between what we proclaim as a nation (honor and respect for all people) and the tenor of the president of the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Remark was taken as a nice compliment

“If you ask me, Great Old Broads are the invasive weeds.” Larry Don Suckla, Montezuma County Commissioner, said that at the Dec. 12, 2017 commissioners’ meeting. The comment was made during a...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

KSJD’s Jeff Pope will be missed by all

When I read that Jeff Pope was resigning from KSJD, I wasn’t sure whether I should be doing a happy dance for him or shedding tears for what our community will be losing. I first met Jeff 10 years...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Respect Dolores trustees, mayor and staff

In response to Wendy Mimiaga’s utter dismay with the Dolores town board and staff (Journal, 12/22), several points are worth consideration. The first is the oath of office sworn to by town...

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

Time to vote Scott Tipton out of office

Once again, our “corporate representative” (Scott Tipton) doesn’t represent his constituents: The man who hates federal public lands, which are owned by us, the citizens, once again shows what...

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

This is your year to join community band

After a short break, the Four Corners Community Band resumed practice on Jan. 22. We practice every Monday night, from 6:30 until 8:30, at the First Baptist Church. We are a “concert band,” made up...

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

Hold Gardner responsible for ANWR harm

Pro-oil politicians like Cory Gardner said drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would add $1.1 billion over the next 10 years to the budget. Oil leases are only $14.99 an acre, and low oil...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I support mayor and Dolores Town Board

I ask the citizens of the Dolores community: What is going on with our little town? There is so much discontent over a wooden playground that was 16 years old and eventually deteriorated. I, too,...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why is Empire sending local jobs away?

We live in a small community that relies on businesses to employ locally, which in turn builds our community. When big businesses such as Empire Electric decide to hire out-of-town companies to do...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton votes to reduce health funding

I believe public health programs, especially those that prevent childhood lead poisoning, heart disease, strokes and diabetes, are vital to the well being of our community. Rep. Scott Tipton does...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need more people like Ron Kotarski

I never met Ron Kotarski, and it’s my loss. Everything I’ve heard about him is positive: good, honest family man, volunteer firefighter, always ready to help his community. He was so well liked;...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton expresses selective empathy

Rep. Scott Tipton recently spoke in Montrose in an event for Steven Baskis, a recipient of a Homes For Our Troops house. While serving in Iraq, Baskis was injured during combat, which resulted in...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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