It’s in the mail

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Presidents Day, when government offices were closed, I dropped a Netflix envelope in the box outside our local post office. Fifteen hours later I was notified via e-mail...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

Public should weigh in on zoning

On Thursday, July 28, 2011, the Cortez Journal published an article on community workshops led by the Montezuma County Planning Department and Planning Commission Board regarding a revised Master...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Council dealt a blow to local youth

The Cortez City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 26 was an interesting exercise in expecting the unexpected. Members of the Youth Leadership Council and the Target Tobacco Action Group have been...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Keeping the promise of clean air

In 1970, Congress made a promise to future generations by passing the Clean Air Act and providing a mechanism for enforcement. It is up to us to keep that promise and to make our own promise to...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Local consequences of shutdown

Watching the news, I learned a key fact about U.S. government finances which may not bode well for our local economy if the federal debt ceiling is not raised. Here it is.Of every dollar the...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Our passion drives us to motivate others

People like to say “Love what you do” and “Never give up.” The youth of the Youth Leadership Council are following this advice and taking passion in what they are working on! YLC is working very...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Speak now on county zoning plan

A lot of folks have opinions about zoning in Montezuma County – everything from, “Zoning is an infringement of our personal property rights!” to, “Zoning is protection for my quality of life and...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Dear Speaker Boehner

As a Republican, I have followed your handling of the debt ceiling negotiations, and the future of the federal budget, with mounting concern. You appear to be engaged in a game of partisan...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

Thanks for your input!

During the last month or so, as the Dolores Public Lands Office has re-initiated the Boggy Glade travel plan process, we have made a concerted effort to talk with our communities and listen to the...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The gift of runoff in a wet season

One recent evening, a friend and I walked along a mountain creek in central Colorado that only a few hours before had been covered with snow. Boulders once visible had been replaced by froth and...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

How we got ourselves into such deep debt

Our national debt is a very serious problem, as Rep. Tipton reminded us in his recent Journal column. It is useful to look back and see how and when this debt accumulated.Understandably, World War...

DATE: July 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Modified Alternative B is a balanced plan

I am not a hunter. I am, however, a mountain biker who uses the roads and trails in the Boggy Draw and McPhee Lake sections of the travel plans extensively. I have seen the condition of the roads...

DATE: July 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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