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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...

Congressional District changes are ill-advised

The proposed boundary changes for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District is not in the best interest of our agricultural communities that define the Western Slope. I respectfully disagree wit...

Cortez Pickleball Tournament a success

I'd like to thank the Cortez Pickleball Group and Friends of Recreation for hosting the second annual Cortez Pickleball Tournament last Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12. With 88 entries...

Family member taken in Yellow Jacket

On the evening of Aug. 19th, between 8:30 and 10:15 p.m., someone took our 6-year-old male black lab from our property in Yellow Jacket. I am positive that he didn't just run off as him and ...

Get vaccinated to help your country, community, family

I am writing in response to the surging numbers of COVID-19 cases in Montezuma County, the state of Colorado, and throughout our country as a whole. Until we can stop the spread of the dise...

Boebert is hard-working, common-sense legislator

I take civic engagement very seriously, and I wanted to express my concern about some of the media stories and letters that appear that are clearly generated by them in regard to Rep. Lauren...

Woman is grateful neighbors are getting vaccinated

Today I went online to the Colorado COVID-19 update site and found that 60% of Montezuma's population has at least one shot. I believe that those who got vaccines did something for themselv...

Learn the truth about critical race theory

Critical race theory is a 50-year-old academic concept. The core idea is that race is a social construct and racial inequality and racism are not primarily the product of individual bias or...

Playing roulette with COVID-19 is too dangerous

You may have heard the term “Russian roulette.” It describes a dangerous game played with a revolver. The game proceeds as follows. You empty the revolver barrel of all but one live bullet. ...

Defining fascism, anti-fascism

I’ve heard a few prominent themes in community feedback to my protests, “Go Home!” being one of them. It’s true, I’m not from here. I’ve lived in seven of the United States of America and ha...

Nip felonious behavior in the bud

Montezuma County is truly a destination location, and for the 26,000 or so of us privileged to call it “home,” an oasis of calm in the midst of a frightening national crime explosion. Unfort...

Veteran of WWII Battle of Okinawa celebrates 96 years

Summit Lake’s Joe Konyndyk celebrated his 96th birthday on June 23, thanks to his son and daughter-in-law, with cake and ice cream. There were several former members from the Summit Lake Chu...
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