County and CDOT not listening on closure

It appears that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Montezuma County are determined to close Roads BB & 16 at their intersection with U.S. Highway 491 despite the negative reaction...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

‘Trail district’ needed for Paths project

I preface this letter by stating that I am not in favor of the Paths to Mesa Verde Trail. My reasons are both personal and economic. Personal because I enjoy my privacy and do not welcome the...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Outreach to youths and families critical

We were greatly troubled to learn of another suicide of a young girl in the county. As survivors of a son’s suicide, we extend sympathy to all the survivors. We urge everyone who is close to them...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Proposed path will impact private lands

Our property west of Mancos is within the four-mile band along U.S. Highway 160 as mentioned in the article about the proposed Paths to Mesa Verde (Journal, Sept. 24). When we purchased our...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Funds needed to maintain recycling

How many of you would be willing to pay to keep the recycle bins in Mancos and Dolores? We went over to drop off some cardboard and it was literally packed to the ceiling along with a bunch of...

DATE: March 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Health care takes center stage at Capitol

We’ve just passed the halfway mark in the 120-day legislative session, which is always a milestone looked to by those working at the Capitol as a signal that the pace will continue to pick up and...

DATE: March 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Planet, human health trumps economy

I would like to comment on three related topics that were covered in the Feb. 19 Journal, February 19, 2016. First, I am disappointed that the only hearing in the area on the methane gas...

DATE: March 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Dismissing potential tourists pointless

I’m disturbed by Planning & Zoning Commissioner Kelly Belt’s comment at the latest Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, characterizing bicyclists as berry eaters, with the implication they don’t...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Hold city accountable for the potholes

It would be advisable for the voters in Cortez to reflect on the inability of the current City Council and mayor to effectively have the snow removed after a large snowfall (it took weeks), and...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Congress not protecting our public lands

While standoffs by the Bundy bunch in Oregon and Nevada are more dramatic, almost daily I hike Bureau of Land Management trails at Mud Springs, near Cortez, and often see pickup trucks destroying...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

MCHS demolition was never assured

As the co-chair of the 2012 MCHS bond campaign, I would like to respond to statements made concerning the demolition of MCHS in the Jan. 21 Journal. While I do not live in the community anymore due...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Explore the potential of the county jail

I can’t help but comment on our sheriffs’ ideas on solving inmate debt. Not only will an outside corporation be more likely to pass, on personal responsibility, it will by nature absorb more...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

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