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New judge is failing victims, community

Judge Anne Woods should be ashamed of herself. Preston Pitcher worked as a youth leader at his church for 10 years and was accused of molesting five young adults whom he had mentored at the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Join us on Zoom to discuss FOCUS 2021

At noon Friday, Feb. 26, editorial page editor Hollis Walker will be hosting the regular Zoom meeting for community members to share their thoughts on the Herald’s FOCUS 2021 series. The meetings...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Probation for child molester is a travesty

Judge Anne Woods should be ashamed of herself. Preston Pitcher worked as a youth leader at his church for 10 years while molesting boys that attended the church. Judge Woods imposed four years of...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Renewable energy was not the problem in Texas

As an independent voter, I care less about party affiliation and more about honest effectiveness. Here’s a quote from Rep. Lauren Boebert’s latest newsletter: “As demonstrated by the blackouts...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: How did Rep. Lauren Boebert get elected?

I love the Western Slope of Colorado and was a Colorado resident many years ago. Love the people, the culture, the beauty of the state. My question to the people of the 3rd Congressional District...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Get avalanche education before going off piste

Since late January, there have been 22 avalanche deaths in America across 16 incidents in nine states, including many in Colorado. It’s been one of the most deadly periods in recorded history. It...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Boebert fails to protect self, others from COVID-19

Feb. 19 I received an email from our Congressional representative, Lauren Boebert. Six photos were attached from a recent visit to southwest Colorado, including images of Boebert with constituents...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Letting transgender women play women’s sports is a good thing

This is my perspective as a young female athlete who plays a multitude of sports including rugby, hockey, soccer, and martial arts, against both men and women: The argument that banning transgender...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Allowing uphill skiing could stem avalanche deaths

In the past two years, avalanches claimed the following lives: Peter (dear friend), Bert (my fitness student), Jeff and Olivia (locals). Add 28 others over the past three years in Colorado alone....

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Don’t lump Cortez Patriots in with Capitol rioters

Amanda McNeil was granted a large section of the Jan. 13 Journal to spew liberal left venom in an attempt to silence and restrict the Patriots’ “freedom of speech and assembly” granted to all of us...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Ask LPEA to provide fiber broadband access

Fiber to the premises is the best way to receive quality internet, unlike wireless services. It’s faster (1 Gbps), safe (wireless radiation is making one-third of the population sick and disabling...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Article on Independents misses the point

The Herald’s article, “Independent candidates fail at the polls” (Feb. 13) barely describes election advantages for political parties. Actions by the offices of the attorney general, secretary of...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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