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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...

Immigrants are essential to our care structure, economy

Immigrants have played a critical role throughout the pandemic in our community. Across the country, nearly 23 million immigrants have been putting their lives on the line in essential roles...

‘Where’s the beef’ on Valle Seco Land Exchange Project?

The Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest published a legal notice in the Durango Herald, which begins a second 90-day public notice and comment period for a Colorado Roadl...

Letter: Decline to sign for Ballot Initiative 16

The Montezuma County Democratic Party’s Central Committee recently passed a resolution opposing proposed Initiative 16. This citizen-initiated proposal would criminalize many wid...

Letter: National forest needs to rethink harvest plans

In regard to the Salter Y Vegetation Management Project proposed by the San Juan National Forest, it seems to me that there will be too many nice-sized ponderosa pines handed over to the lum...

Letter: Writer claims Herald fails to publish letters

It appears that the Letters to the Editor in The Cortez Journal are a thing of the past. Letters still show up in The Durango Herald, but nothing for those us on the other side of the La Pla...

Letter: Dolores River Festival canceled again this year

As you may have read in the Journal in recent weeks, we had to cancel the 2021 Dolores River festivalfestival again due to the ongoing health crisis. It was a painful but necessary decision....

Letter: Get avalanche education before going off piste

Since late January, there have been 22 avalanche deaths in America across 16 incidents in nine states, including many in Colorado. It’s been one of the most deadly periods in recorded histor...

Letter: Don’t lump Cortez Patriots in with Capitol rioters

Amanda McNeil was granted a large section of the Jan. 13 Journal to spew liberal left venom in an attempt to silence and restrict the Patriots’ “freedom of speech and assembly” granted to al...

Letter: Support Neguse’s National Biodiversity Strategy bill

Watching this latest life-giving snowstorm falling outside my window, I’m reminded how tied we are to such gifts of nature. Yes, I’ll gladly shovel the snow. Far better than chok...

Letter: Vote no on recall of school board member Lance McDaniel

I would like to say a few words of support for School Board Director Lance McDaniel. Sadly, RE-1 School District is being tasked with holding a recall election to recall a direct...

Letter: Answer your phone to get into the vaccine line

If you are waiting to hear about getting your COVID-19 vaccination, be sure to answer your phone. A friend who volunteers to make calls to set up appointments told me recently th...
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