Letters to the Editor

Proponents haven’t been straight with the public

Dear Editor:I was Cortez city manager from 1999 to 2007. The recall people havenot been straight with the public. It starts with Brandon’s Gate. Part of the area was flooded for years by the open...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Recall proponents should pay for election

Dear Editor:I propose a second question be added to the recall ballot: If this initiative goes down in flames, should those few people who are trying to foist it onto an unwilling public be...

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

Recall proponents don’t know the facts

Dear Editor:I read with interest Jodie Henley’s letter to editor in Saturday’s paper. It is quite apparent to me that she has not thoroughly investigated the facts concerning the agreement made...

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

Vote to support our city council

Dear Editor:Voting is the most important, and should be the most valued right, we have. It is also one of the most ignored and abused. To vote means to have a say, even if we feel it to be a small...

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

Cut administrators to save school libraries

Dear Editor:I’ve heard that one of the cutbacks being considered for our high school and middle schools is elimination of a librarian and part to complete closure of either or both...

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

Vote to recall council members

Dear Editor:In response to Lavena Snyder and others: I am not from and have never lived in California. I do not have an agenda for this recall other than the desire to have ethical and accountable...

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

Spread the word: Cortez is seeking physicians

Dear Editor:As board chair of Southwest Health System, Inc., I was interested in the results of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study recently published in the Journal that ranked Montezuma...

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

Beef products are part of our everyday lives

Dear Editor:Cattle keep getting a bad rap and so many people say that they are bad for you so they don’t eat beef. However, I found out some interesting information that I would like to share with...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No substitute for an intelligent argument

Dear Editor:I am responding to Larry Berger’s whining letter about the conservative right. All the name-calling about the tea baggers and 9-12ers, is just like Glen Beck said the progressive left...

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

Look to sun for safe nuclear power

Dear Editor:In spite of events such as Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl and now Japan, I am still an advocate of nuclear power. And I encourage all governments and captains of industry to invest in...

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

Honest Abe started the downward spiral

Dear Editor:Anne Benson sounds as if she is a shill for the authoritarian democracy crowd. She states, “Rules governing management of public lands are crafted to protect values for all Americans.”...

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

We’ve got it all right here

Dear Editor:I love it here. That is, in Montezuma County. Although only a recent transplant, and only part time at that, I thoroughly enjoy the vibrant discourse the Cortez Journal prints from the...

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

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