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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…

Mill levy increase

Dear Editor: The San Juan Water Conservancy District is requesting voter approval of an increase in its mill levy. The levy would be increased from 0.316 mills to 1.0 mills,…

Deficit spending

Dear Editor: I kinda like deficit spending, which is a hallmark of the GOP’s tax cut proposal: recent estimates put the increased deficit at $1.5-$5 trillion over 10 years. The…

Opposition

Dear Editor: I got the ballot information about the two tax issues to be voted on in the coming week. What really concerns me is : The full version of…

Climate change

Dear Editor: The EPA just cancelled presentations by EPA scientists about impacts of climate change at a conference slated for this week. A concerted effort is being made to eliminate…