Global warming is a fact

The recent column by Larry Tradlener (Feb. 2) makes several statements regarding science and global warming that are erroneous.He claims consensus among world scientists about global warming,...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

SWMH’s financial policies and financial challenges

I would like to thank Margaret Ransom for her letter to the Cortez Journal on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, and on behalf of Southwest Memorial Hospital apologize for any past misinformation that she...

DATE: March 1, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Misconceptions dog wolf debate

Wolves stir passion. Unfortunately, that passion is often accompanied by incomplete or inaccurate information, as has been the case in several recent letters to The Durango Herald.Wolves are not as...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

SW Colorado Greens Occupy Wall Street

Something has gone astray in this country. The issues have to do with money, government, and values, and have become clearer with the recent economic downturn. The rich are getting much richer, the...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Three points to counter ‘Maggie’s Drawers’

Three points in response to Mr. Tradlener’s “Maggie’s Drawers” column:Scientists never say “it’s just a theory.” A scientific theory requires masses of supportive data, yet is never a statement of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Loyalty, democracy and the super PAC

The most important point regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case stands within the fact that this ruling opened up the floodgates for the legitimated abuse on the part of...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

We move to amend

We must crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to bid defiance to the laws of our country.Thomas Jefferson, 1812When our Founding Fathers laid the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Gothic shale: The costs are too high

Because I so deeply appreciate our lives here in beautiful Montezuma County, as I’m sure you do, I want to make sure that you all are aware of the fact that the Bureau of Land Management will be...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

We’ll walk hand in hand together someday

The words in the title are from the second verse of “We Shall Overcome,” which I learned in the jailhouse in Selma, Ala., where I ended up while marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

MVI should push for water lease

Every Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company shareholder should consider the economic benefits of the proposal to lease water to the Colorado water Conservation Board. We have an opportunity to use...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Shopping small can make a big difference

For the third consecutive month, NFIB’s Small Business Economic Trends report, a key economic benchmark used by Federal Reserve officials and congressional leaders, showed an increase in...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The Occupy Movement is on target

I’d like to clarify who are the “Occupy Cortez” participants. You may have seen us holding signs on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Main and Market. The person who started the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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