Opinion

Vote to preserve the American safety net

The Republican-led House of Representatives has voted for “A Brighter American Future,” that will make enormous cuts to Medicare and Social Security. Those programs are the American public’s...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Commissioners wasting money on claim

On June 18, Montezuma County commissioners granted themselves jurisdiction over 17 roads and trails within the San Juan National Forest under an archaic mining law known as RS 2477. Our three kings...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need our rep to fight climate change

It is unthinkable to me that we still have leaders in office who actively deny climate change. Beyond the politics, the real-world impacts are horrifying. Here in Southwest Colorado, seven counties...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A reassuringly competent replacement

I receive Congressman Scott Tipton’s electronic newsletters, a good way for him to reach his constituents. These emails have increased as the November elections draw closer. Recent reports of...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks for the Cortez fireworks show

What a glorious Fourth of July we celebrated in Cortez! While other communities canceled their annual fireworks displays or substituted drones because of extreme fire danger, Cortez experienced all...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pickleball courts are a credit to Cortez

The Southwest Colorado Pickleball Association wants to congratulate the city of Cortez in its pursuit and completion of the new dedicated outdoor pickleball courts. What a great complement to the...

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

Listed ‘Cortez events’ are not in Cortez

I note with interest that today’s (online) edition of the Cortez Journal lists four “Cortez Events” – none of which actually take place in Cortez, as is frequently the case. Three are Durango...

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

Lack of transparency fails the county

On June 18, the Montezuma County commissioners passed a resolution that asserts rights of way on roads, routes and trails in the Rico West Dolores District of the San Juan National Forest. The...

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

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

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