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Education update: As teacher supply shrinks, Re-1 must compete

Nationwide, education programs are not graduating enough new teachers to fill the vacancies created by teachers who are retiring or leaving the profession for other reasons. That imbalance has...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

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Brooks: Let’s not get carried away

I was the op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal. We ran a series of investigative pieces “raising serious questions” (as we say in the scandal business)...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Editorial cartoon

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial Cartoons

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Fossil water: Use of dust retardant deserves closer look

The Montezuma County commissioners have done the right thing in temporarily halting use of “fossil water” as a dust retardant on county-maintained gravel roads. The arguments for the liquid, a...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Teachers are the backbone of democracy

On Thursday evening, May 25, I had the pleasure of attending the Montezuma-Cortez High School graduation ceremony. I listened, watched and appreciated another example of what makes this community a...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton, Gardner will regret methane votes

In some twisted way, perhaps it doesn’t matter that Sen. Cory Gardner ignored more than 10,000 calls, emails and faxes asking him to vote “no” on the repeal of the Methane Rule. When the vote was...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

School district decision is discriminatory

My name is Brooklynn Martin and I have a 5-year-old son who is on the autism spectrum. Being the mother I am, I got him into the best school district in my area, Mancos, and I drive 45 minutes one...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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Reception in Mancos less than cordial

We live near Prescott, Ariz., and feel we must move due to explosive growth, invasions by West and East Coast liberals, and a city and county close to bankruptcy. Recently, I sent an email to the...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mitchell Toms recognized by El Pomar

I’m writing to share some good news for our community that I think was somehow missed by our local media. One of our local entrepreneurs, Mitchell Toms, was recognized by the El Pomar Foundation...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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Tipton not voting in our best interests

The House of Representatives voted on a bill on June 8 that would dismantle the 2010 Wall Street reform legislation, known as the Dodd-Frank Act. Dodd-Frank imposes important rules to rein in the...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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School questions deserve to be answered

The Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School Board is debating new graduation guidelines. I have questions regarding Mr. Wayman and the elite students at the high school. First, why was Mr. Wayman playing...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A modern fairy tale about health care

Once upon a time, there was a wise king who promised his loyal subjects that he would fix the broken health care system which had become a burden on them. He called in his counselors and they tried...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor