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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...

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...

For Pets’ Sake in Cortez, Dolores areas needs support

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s annual membership drive is happening right now and we need your support. Celebrating 37 years of service, we have managed to keep going in the face of a pande...

Trump set America, the world back

The Pacific Northwest, the West Coast and all of the East Coast have been suffering 100-plus-degree heatwaves, and record heat in places that no one ever thought possible, like Portland, Mon...

County commissioners haven’t done their homework on charities

Our Montezuma County Commissioners are failing in the homework arena. They have been acting to effectively block local charities from obtaining grant funds to undertake economic development,...

Don’t feed fears of bats, pest controllers extraordinaire

I read with interest the fear that is about to explode over bats. If you are bitten by a bat, it is because you are handling them in a irresponsible manner. I lived in Austin, Texas, for 20...

Boebert’s ‘No’ votes make no sense

If one was on the subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, why would one cast a vote against the Protecting Indian Tribes From Scams Act? Why would one vote against the Car...

Reader notes lack of coverage of parade

Wasn't that Ute Mountain Rodeo Parade awesome? I saw the community come out to enjoy a longtime traditional event, an event I grew up with. I was so pleased to see the participants in the pa...

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...
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