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Give commissioners time to ruin county

Our commissioners are exactly right in proposing to extend their term limits. Having failed to stem the declines in our industrial base, infrastructure, health care and living wag...

Mayor, City of Cortez workers deserve praise for kindness

I wanted to publicly thank Mayor Mike Lavey and his city of Cortez team for their recent vigilance and kindness. Since I moved to Cortez in February 2019, I have observed and silently thank...

Trump incitement led to injury of law enforcement officers

I arrived in Montezuma County on Jan. 1, and five days later a mob of Trump supporters stormed the capitol of the United States; forcefully penetrated the defensive perimeter of the Capitol ...

Driveway-watering wastes precious water

How ironic is it that along side the article about extreme critical fire danger and extreme drought in Colorado was an advertisement for a hose nozzle to use to spray water to clean one's dr...

Electric official wrong on emissions bill

This year, the Colorado legislature is considering SB 21-200, which limits greenhouse gas emissions from industries in the state. In the Colorado Country Life Magazine’s June 2021 edition, K...

Boebert’s refusal of ’earmarks’ costs her constituents

The 3rd district is the poorest and most overlooked part of Colorado. We need to utilize every source of federal funds available to improve our infrastructure and economic future. Recently, ...

Authorities, owners should take dog ordinances seriously

The recent dog attack on Montezuma Avenue isn’t surprising. Cortez allows this with little responsibility placed on those choosing to keep “vicious” dogs (as defined by Ordinance 5-1). In my...

Join day of prayer for law enforcement officers June 13

I invite you to join me and millions of Americans in a day of appreciation and prayer for law enforcement on June 13. With all the negativity and malice shown toward those who bravely serve...

Opt in to 30x30 to preserve environment

I don’t understand how Texas-based American Stewards of Liberty could come to Montezuma County and further divide our community on the 30x30 issue before the facts are even known. This reso...

Don’t conflate conservation, environmentalism

A few observations regarding the editorial by Maddy Butcher: “Environmentalist: a person who is concerned with and/or advocates for the protection of the natural environment.” “Environment: ...

Accident victim grateful for care

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times o...

No thanks for ’Flavor’ magazine

A big thanks to The Journal for the insert, Flavor magazine, “Four Corners Dining Guide,” in this week’s paper. Now I have a comprehensive dining guide to refer to when the wife and I want t...
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