Opinion

Online Mancos water payment is a scam

Did you know you can now have the “luxury” of paying your Mancos Rural Water bill online by eBill? What a deal! It will only cost you $5 each and every month to access something that should be...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Climate change is a threat to security

I am a farmer in La Plata County, and all our hay crops are less than half this year. Because of our historical drought conditions and the large wildfires, there has been lots of talk about the...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It’s Bush for Congress and gun safety

Less than a month ago, we heard a tragic yet all too familiar story on the news: another mass shooting, this one at a Maryland newspaper. After that, we received something else all too familiar;...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Companion animals are counting on you

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s annual membership drive is happening right now, and we need your support! For 34 years, For Pets’ Sake’s mission has been to improve the lives of companion animals...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

People have peculiar ideas about PERA

It never ceases to amaze me how many misperceptions there are concerning Public Employees Retirement Association. PERA is the retirement fund for all public employees in the state of Colorado....

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Public image limited by booze pickup

When does a public representative need to worry about his or her image? With that being said, I had a hard time explaining to my young teen driver the reason a Montezuma County official would be...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Enough with these giveaway proposals!

In the spirit of President Trump’s giving American democracy to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Scott Tipton wants to give our public land to rich cattlemen like the American terrorist Cliven Bundy. ...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vlad Putin controls Trump now – and us

We have yet to grasp the gravity of the situation. What would cause our president to regard Vladimir Putin’s testimony to be more reliable than that of the arrayed and careful analysis of all of...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Time for intervention to halt immigration

President Donald Trump is focused on stopping immigration at the border. That is like the little Dutch boy putting his finger in the dike and hoping to stop the Atlantic ocean. As other presidents...

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

Dismayed about the school board recall

It was with dismay that I learned this week that the recall election in Dolores of two school board members was going forward. I have known Vangi McCoy for 11 years, and she is a very passionate...

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

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

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