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Make your vote count

Did you get that familiar red and white oversized envelope in the mail awhile back? The envelope that contained your official ballot for the election? The ballot that has those…

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…

Be a good sport

Anyone who has ever been to a sporting event has heard an overzealous parent or fan who has no reservation when it comes to shouting out at the players, a…

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…