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Hunting deaths are not accidents but negligence

The recent death of a bowhunter in Dolores County is a travesty and was completely avoidable. One of the basic tenets of gun ownership and hunter education is “know your target and beyond.” ...

Masks can curb spread of germs

In reference to the local schools/businesses, municipalities and mask mandates. I’m not a doctor, but I attended a preschool where “say it don’t spray it” was a pretty solid rule, along with...

The difference between fact and opinion

Responding to (“Fact checkers must look at truth,” Journal, Nov. 17). When communicating, it is often helpful to have a shared definition of language and utilize critical thinking skills to ...

An open letter to Rep. Lauren Boebert

Congresswoman, you are an embarrassment. Insulting your colleagues in Congress just further poisons the political atmosphere and makes it harder to do anything positive for the 3rd District ...

Check your sources before writing

I am writing regarding a letter purporting to publish “Communist Rules” in the Nov. 17 issue. This pathetic “find” has been disproven over and over again. It is completely manufactured nons...

Fact Checkers must look at truth

In a recent letter to the editor (“Not Entitled to Your Own Facts,” Journal, Nov. 10), the author pulled a Fake News, MSM trick of distorting the truth by pulling out isolated “facts” promot...

Not entitled to your own facts

In a recent letter to the editor (“Life is Grim Under Biden's Leadership”), a Journal reader lamented how Democratic leadership is “ruining our economy” thanks in part to “retirement account...

My flag, your flag, our flag

As I drive around Montezuma County, I see the remnants of many American flags in various states of disrepair; faded, ripped and tattered. Whether flown from the back of a pickup truck or on...

Life is grim under Biden’s leadership

It is difficult talking with friends and family that voted for Joe Biden. They seem oblivious to what is happening since he was elected. They have retirement accounts that are not increasing...

Support the school superintendent

There are folks very vocal about removing the superintendent and blame her for closing the schools. These people should stop pointing their fingers at her and look in the mirror. It is the ...

Be safe, so kids can stay in school

RE-1 Superintendent Roy Johnson once closed RE-1 schools three days early for Christmas because of the flu. Teachers, students and parents were sick and no subs were left. This worked well f...

Say no to Proposition 120

Recently, I attended a meeting of the League of Women Voters. The presenters were: Montezuma County Commissioner Jim Candelaria, Montezuma County Assessor Leslie Bugg and Cortez Fire Protect...
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