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Jail concerns

Dear Editor: First I’d like to commend last week’s well written and sensible letter by Richard Bolland, filled with facts. Australia has warned the law abiding Americans: don’t give up…

Vote yes for jail

Dear Editor: We desperately need a new jail facility. Archuleta County is not in compliance with the law. Since 2015, after the building that housed our jail flooded, criminals and…

National parks

Dear Editor: Our Congress has failed repeatedly to adequately provide for maintenance of our national parks. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition…

Deputy credit

Dear Editor: Sheriff Rich Valdez: In this day and age we have so much negative regarding law enforcement that we can’t let an opportunity pass to present the positive. The…

Vote yes for jail

Dear Editor: It’s time to stop the endless discussions with no action and build a new jail and sheriff’s facilities. Since 2015, Archuleta County has been violating state statute by…

School priorities

Dear Editor: The Archuleta School District board of directors is holding a community meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26. The board is seeking public input on the topic of school district…

Jail too expensive

Dear Editor: I believe we need a new sheriff’s office and jail … at a much lower cost. The current estimate of $20 million for around 31,000 square feet, or…

Gun control

Dear Editor: The knee-jerk reaction to a tragic shooting event like that which occurred in Las Vegas recently is to immediately promote “common sense” gun control. Such an effort is…

Who profits?

Dear Editor: Rod Proffitt is the president and chairman of our local water conservancy district. He also seems to be the loudest cheerleader for the district’s Dry Gulch/San Juan River…

Corrected info

Dear Editor: I apologize for the incorrect numbers on the sheriff’s office size and comparison in my letter last week. I received information from several people trying to get the…