Letters to the Editor

Put Initiative 25 on the ballot

Dear Editor:In an May 19 editorial, “Voting on taxes: Ballot measure may mean money for schools,” you suggested that the campaign for Sen. Rollie Heath’s school funding measure should try to...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The right to enjoy our public lands

Dear Editor:I read Larry Berger’s letter to the editor with some concern. He claims that all real hunters get far from roads to hunt. I assume his definition of “real” hunter is someone who is...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

USFS is open to changing travel plan

Dear Editor:Although I appreciate the Cortez Journal’s efforts to provide information to the public regarding the Boggy-Glade Travel Plan in Tuesday’s newspaper, I want to clarify that we are open...

DATE: June 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Water, not oil, is our life’s blood

Dear Editor:Regarding a recent letter-writer’s statement about oil being our “life’s blood,” I would like to add this comment. The use of the words “life’s blood” when speaking about the importance...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How do you like the new air quality?

Dear Editor:How do you like the new air quality, courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service? They are actually saving us money since we don’t have to drive to the forest campground to smell smoky. Our air...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Veterans deserve better

Dear Editor:Regarding Pat Boot’s article about Memorial Day, I have to say, we all look forward to that day when we turn our swords into plowshares, but I honor those in our military, including...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Parents, don’t abdicate your responsibilities

Dear Editor:I have never resided in any locality where the enforcement of “rules” regarding the sale and use of tobacco products was placed on the merchant, upon school officials nor upon law...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

An excellent hospital facility right here

Dear Editor:A letter, written by Nathaniel Seeley, in which he praised the staff of Southwest Memorial Hospital, appeared in the Journal on May 14. Like Mr. Seeley, I, too, was a patient there...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Switch to AT&T was a step backward

Dear Editor:I feel that I am speaking for a lot of Alltel customers. Since the merge with AT&T, the quality of service has gone downhill. The details of our service were never fully explained, it...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Pro-life’ mother had few choices

Dear Editor:The letter from Linda J. Moore in the Thursday paper asks, “Aren’t you glad your mother was pro-life?” I’m 71 years old, and at that time a woman had only two choices when she got...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Aren’t you glad your mother was pro-life?

Dear Editor:You hear a lot about pro-choice, but when we talk about choice, what kind of choice are we talking about? Are we talking about choosing where we want to live, or what we want to eat? In...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Naive but not stupid

Dear Editor:I guess those interviewed by the Southern Poverty Law Center didn’t know their history or anything about their formation. Don’t be fooled by the benign sounding name. Sounds like a...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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