Opinion

Sentences do not serve justice or youth

Why is it that our justice system has become so lenient with such serious offenses? How does one get sentenced to probation for serious crimes such as rape and molestation? How does the person with...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Compassion, care on display with pups

In a world where hate, strife and division seem to reign, there is a little piece of Heaven here in the Four Corners. It all started when a mother dog was bitten in the face by a rattle snake last...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Character does not define legal status

Yes, Rosa Sabido (Journal, June 30) is no doubt a very nice, caring, honest, hard-working person, However, she is still illegal according to the law. Dale Morris Rio Rancho

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Apologies for the long elevator repair

The Cortez Recreation Center staff and the city would like to thank everyone for their patience while our elevator was repaired at the center. We apologize that it took longer than expected, and...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sports stories are under wrong headings

Why do the editors keep putting Mancos sports stories under the Dolores heading on the Journal website (example: Aug. 28)? Does anyone at the newspaper office own a map? Aaron Holton Batavia, Ill.

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Double Up at the Cortez Farmers Market

We all know that good nutrition is critical for a happy and healthy life. To many of us, that may seem out of reach. However, there is an amazing program that is free of charge and actually...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Denying eclipse to students a mistake

Superintendent Lori Haukeness of Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1, if your motto of “Kids First” is really in place, isn’t a solar eclipse, probably seen only once in a lifetime, a learning...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all who helped Dolores library

A big thank you to everyone who helped make the 2017 “Build A Better World” Summer Library Programs in Dolores a success! We had 135 youths from one to 16 years old register for the summer library...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Generosity of Mancos folks appreciated

The Russell family would sincerely like to thank the Yeomans family and the Mancos community for their generosity in helping us with Margie’s medical costs as she battles stage four melanoma. We...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fishing access for disabled is all closed

I am unable to walk now, and I just tried to go fishing. But they have cut off every place I can get to on a walker. So no fishing for me, and the reason is what? All that area and only people...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Excellent care received at our hospital

Recently, I was a patient at Southwest Memorial Hospital. From the moment I was seen in the emergency room, until I was ready to leave, I received excellent care. The doctors and nurses were the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Decision in juvenile rape case appalling

Recently it was the decision of Judge Douglas Walker to sentence a juvenile found guilty of rape to probation and outpatient treatment. I am not only appalled at the blatant disregard for the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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