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Letters: Mark my words: You’ll miss Scott Tipton

Well, now you’ve done it. Western Slope residents have lost a congressional representative who worked tirelessly for them. Scott Tipton and I were elected in 2010, so let me explain why the recent...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Shooting shows de-funding’s a bad idea

What if the social justice people and the Black Lives Matter supporters had prevailed and forced the city to defund the police department? Instead of armed and trained officers showing up when an...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: ‘Chief’ a commonplace racist caricature

Racism is structural, institutional and systemic; so deeply embedded into American values and laws that opposing it feels unnatural and immoral. Racism is a cornerstone in the creation of the...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Tri-State is making big green strides

I thought this was great news from Tri-State for LPEA members who are concerned with Tri-State’s goal to meet their renewable energy goal – it was recently published in the Colorado Rural Electric...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Tourists are bringing more virus to town

I was in a locally owned restaurant downtown. All the employees were wearing masks. However, they were seating groups not wearing masks. We all know that many of our visitors are from two of the...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: We’ve tried being pleasant about masks

We all are trying to deal with this but when locals or visitors choose to ignore the mask ordinance, what are we supposed to do? (“Mask advocates becoming unpleasant ,” letters, July 2.) We try...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: There is mainstream virus nonsense

We’re now about five months into the pandemic. We have found out a lot . It is not a killer similar to the Spanish flu or the Black Death. Only about 5% of the people who get it succumb, and most...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Can’t we have happy Natives on signs?

I have a few questions about the controversy surrounding the “Chief” sign. What’s your prejudice or bigotry that you can’t see a happy Native American? What is racist about a Native American...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Check out this fire-mitigation resource

During these stressful times, we have added wildfires to our daily watch. In Southwest Colorado, we have a wonderful resource, www.WildfireAdapted.org. Charlie Landsman, its La Plata County...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Forget reform and consider real justice

Under the dubious leadership of Bill Clinton, 27 years ago, 93 U.S. attorneys were fired. Over the years, our criminal justice system has been dumbed down to where in increasingly more states, it’s...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: This is a reward and punishment society

It isn’t just Blacks, Natives, Latinos, Asians or any other culture in this country being seen as threatening, less than, ineffective, disposable, too different to accept, excluded and ignored, not...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Virus could have been handled better

I don’t pretend to have many answers but it seems to me that the handling of this pandemic could have been done in a better way. Certainly, in this case, the older population and those with...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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