Opinion

Shocked to hear of decision on alcohol

Wow! I was really shocked to the news that Cortez was legalizing alcohol on the sidewalks (Journal, Aug. 9). So, if I’m a drunk from the park, I don’t have to worry about getting thrown in jail if...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Metal carports are not all unsightly

I’m so sorry that Danny Giannone (of the Cortez Planning and Zoning Board) has to look at our metal carports that us poor folks have put up (Journal, Aug. 4) to protect our vehicles because he sees...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Salute to new riders of the purple sage

I recognize them immediately, almost daily, those lawnmower riders of the purple sage. They are the ones who always raise their hands to me in greeting, stopping religiously at all stop signs,...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sabido a welcome part of our community

I am so grateful to live in such a kind, caring area that would provide a safe place for a deserving woman to live while her immigration status is being addressed (Journal, June 30). I was...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

All the help in search for pet appreciated

I would like to thank many residents in and around the area of Cortez for their help in trying to recover our Australian shepherd after he fled the fireworks on the Fourth of July. The folks at...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need to pay attention to our climate

Lyndon Johnson said, “If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we … (need to) leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Utility grid article was much appreciated

My compliments to Jonathan Thompson for his article “One grid to rule them all” in the July 21 Region section. He did a good job covering many of the challenges the utility grid faces right now,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make sure marina stays open at McPhee

I would like to express my gratitude for having a marina at McPhee Reservoir, and encourage all decision makers in Montezuma County (county commissioners and public lands employees) to support its...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let’s put President Trump under review

Like all presidents, Donald Trump entered the White House bringing with him a record of his conduct over the span of his adult years. He arrived with a full baggage car: A raft of bankruptcies. A...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dismayed by bad etiquette at McPhee

Had my grandchildren at a McPhee beach near Dolores. An older couple pulled up and splashed their canoes right where children were playing! Not once, but twice! Then as they pushed off, they...

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

Medians on Main a misuse of funds

This idea of building Medians on Main Street just doesn’t seem to make any sense at all. If the reasons are in fact what the city claims, to slow down traffic, stop U-turns and to prevent left...

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

Motorcycles ruining forest trail experience

I live in Kansas and have been coming to Cortez and the surrounding area to vacation since 1980. I have hiked my favorite trails - Priest Gulch, Calico, Johnny Bull, to name a few, and have enjoyed...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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