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‘Congress should be the ones to declare war’

Dear Editor: John Bolton. Does the name ring a bell? Oh yeah, he and Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz lied us into the Iraq war. Now he wants to lie…

Cell tower

Dear Editor: A Verizon cell tower has appeared behind Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC). There may be many health problems associated with microwave radiation emitted from cell towers especially when…

Medicare for All

Dear Editor: I love Medicare. I get Medicare Plan A (80% coverage of Hospital care) at no charge. I can purchase Medicare Plan B (80% coverage of doctors visits and…

River tragedies

A tragedy played out on the scanner in the newspaper office last Thursday morning. A woman was in the river. A rafting incident. In what we can only imagine started…

Guest editorial: Help us help bears

It’s that time of year again when all of us at Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) are asking you to do everything you can to keep bears wild. The full…

Electoral college

Dear Editor: Unlike a democracy in which the will of the majority reigns, the U.S. is a democratic constitutional republic designed to protect the rights of everyone. And yes, It…

Excerpts from a soldier’s final letter

Dear Editor: Our local Memorial Day events were beautiful, inspiring and spiritual. Veteran Jim Huffman shared with us, excerpts from the final letter he received from his soldier son before…

‘Politics is politics’

Dear Editor: It is not often that I take to writing some retort to an errant letter or respond to yet another. The full version of this story is available…

Medicare vs. Medicare for All

Dear Editor: Consider Medicare for All like Medicare on steroids. There are differences, but legislation currently before Congress represents our best chance to cure our sick health care system. The…

Health care system is a sinking ship

Dear Editor: Healthcare costs in the U.S. have continued to skyrocket, as we in Western Colorado know all too well. The U.S. pays $3.5 trillion per year for healthcare, well…