Letters to the Editor
I find it highly ironic that the all terrain vehicle (ATV) riders seem to be the most vocal when it comes to promoting the transfer of public lands out of the federal government’s hands.
Don’t get me wrong. I ride a 400cc two-wheel dirt bike and approve of responsible riding.
Even though they have thousands of miles of trails where riding their machines is...
WASHINGTON – The question that swirls around Donald Trump’s inaugural address is whether his aggressively pronounced policy of America First will actually result in America Last – not literally last, but declining in power and prestige because the United States no longer views its role in the world as promoting economic and geopolitical stability for our allies.
It was a bad week for health care for Coloradans.
Senator Cory Gardner voted to approve a budget blueprint that allows the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) to be repealed without the threat of Democratic procedural interventions. According to www.govtrack.us, Representative Scott Tipton voted to support a similar measure.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human...
I’m disappointed that Osprey is constructing a new building in town.
By the looks of their products over the last few years, they’ve clearly sold-out; what happens when they end up owned by some large company like The North Face? We will just be stuck with some large empty building.
They already have land and an existing building in the area. What an act of...
I was wondering why there are no reports in the local newspaper about the findings of restaurant inspections by the health department?
I moved here from another state and the small town there listed the findings of inspections in the newspaper.
I would appreciate a response.
I would like to invite anyone who has ever been in high school band to consider joining the Four Corners Community Band.
We will resume rehearsals on Monday, Jan. 23. Rehearsals are from 7 until 9 p.m. every Monday night, and are held at the First Baptist Church on Market Street in Cortez. The only requirements are that you play a band instrument — woodwind, brass, or percussion...
Trump is nominating Scott Pruitt for the top Environmental Protection Agency position — a man with outright contempt for the agency and its mandate to protect the land, air, and water from pollution.
As an unabashed collaborator with the oil and gas industry, he stands ready to dismantle regulations from the agency established to watchdog activities that have toxic side effects.
I moved to Cortez in March, 2013. I know Cortez isn’t very large in population, but I feel as if the town is living in the past and has no desire to bring itself to the future.
I’m a senior citizen and I like to go to the senior center for socializing and to eat. But sometimes I just can’t stay due to the stench of the sewer. The odor is so bad it has made me sick to...
I just wanted to say that I watched Dr. Oz one time and he said, “Doctors should always listen to their patients in determining what is wrong with them.”
Dr. Burnside (Journal, Jan. 5) listened, answered questions, and took time to explain things. He never talked down to us. Can anyone else here say they have that kind of a doctor?
I am sure the article has...
I am a lifelong hunter and angler, a veteran, 40-year resident of Colorado and a lifetime member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.
I would like to express my disappointment at Rep. Tipton’s assisting and approving of the passage of the legislative measure brought forth by Utah Congressman Rob Bishop to ease the transfer of America’s and Colorado’s public lands to...
I am concerned our county commissioners are not doing the will of the people who elected them.
Recently, the commissioners heard from a room full of residents who said that they do not want the intersection of County Road BB and U.S. Highway 491 closed.
I ask the commissioners to represent the people of Montezuma County please, and not the budget of the state.
It appears that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Montezuma County are determined to close Roads BB & 16 at their intersection with U.S. Highway 491 despite the negative reaction from the people who live in the area.
In the push to show how dangerous the intersection is, they even published a photo of an accident that was actually two miles away.
I’m a hunter and National Rifle Association life member. And like over 70 percent of hunters in the western U.S., I hunt public lands. Hence, it’s of great concern to me that less than two days into the 115th Congress, the House of Representatives (including U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton) voted to give away America’s public lands and waters, recalculating the costs of public lands...
It’s just a few hours into the new session of Congress and Representative Scott Tipton is already looking out for only himself.
In a surprise and unprecedented maneuver, Republicans voted behind closed doors to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics. Rep. Tipton’s office, however, has refused to publicly disclose how the congressman voted.
The Office of...
This is an open invitation to those of us with Parkinson’s Disease in Durango, Cortez and surrounding areas to take action concerning our wellbeing. When I was diagnosed eight years ago with Parkinson’s, I heard “death sentence”. Like many others I relied just on medication to make me normal again.
Parkinson’s is a progressive disease with no cure in...