Letters to the Editor

Manage public lands for economic value

Dear Editor:The recent commentary by the new temporary district ranger served to point out that the Forest Service doesn’t have a clue what their real problem is. The road-closure issue is only the...

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

Spending caps are a Medicare kill switch

Dear Editor:Rep. Tipton has been out and about “explaining” his stand on “The Republican Effort to Destroy Medicare.” His explanations are disingenuous and downright mendacious.The fact is, Tipton...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t leave nuclear safety to the free market

Dear Editor:The letter from Willson Bloch concerning the risks of nuclear power raises important questions about the current plans to build several new nuclear plants. His letter, however, contains...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Drama students explore wide range of interests

Dear Editor:I am saddened and frustrated by the decision M-CHS has made to cut the theatre program and not renew the current theatre teacher, Bennie Palko-Herrera’s contract. Palko-Herrera has...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Time for the GOP to wake up

Dear Editor:Watched the debate Thursday evening and there were only two who caught my attention. One was Herman Cain and he was fantastic. The other was Rick Santorum. Both are conservatives so the...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Community effort to do what is best

Dear Editor:The action group, Save Our Councilors (the original SOC) wishes to thank the many people who assisted us in our goal to make certain the recall failed. We had just organized our group,...

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

Put the unfortunate incident behind us

Dear Editor:Now that the special recall election is over, I would like to respond to a letter to the editor in the April 28 edition of the Journal. Von R. Flaugh alluded, by innuendo, that I and...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Get over it, birthers

Dear Editor:The obstinate birthers finally have come a cropper. In the face of overwhelming testimony from Hawaiian officials up to the governor of Hawaii himself, in the face of a legal...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Taxpayers deserve accountability

The city council recall was initiated by citizens of Cortez because we want accountable, honest, and diligent persons making decisions on how our tax dollars are spent and the ultimate future of...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Council has acted with integrity

Dear Citizens of Cortez: While the recall proponents characterize our achievements as a misuse of tax dollars, we are proud of the work accomplished by the city on your behalf over the past few...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City has participated in other street projects

Dear Editor:I have been watching the city council recall effort with considerable interest and feel compelled to comment.I find it astonishing that the proponents could offer up no viable...

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

Putting millionaires before senior citizens

Dear Editor:The recession is far from over and so many people in my community are struggling to pay their bills, find a decent job and make a good life for their kids. Yet this reality has...

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

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