Western Colorado is not insulated from the threat posed by Mexican drug cartels.
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, On this Earth Day, April 22, 2015, we would like to share a message from The Peoples of The Earth, who live in La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. This area is referred to as the Heart of The World. The four peoples of the Earth (Wiwa, Kunkuamo, Arhuaco and Kogi) have […]
Dear Editor, I read with interest Stephen Elliott’s well-written article on the San Juan Basin “Methane Mystery” in the Watch. I understand that Stephen would be constrained by the information provided by the top scientists conducting the study, so I found it interesting that of all the scientists involved, I could not find one listed […]
Dear editor, Hi, my name is Peter, and I cause climate change. I need help. I used to blame my addiction on all the usual culprits — coal power plants, big oil, cheap gasoline — and that is where my carbon footprint comes from. But I’m the one still using. I’ve tried kicking the habit. I […]
Dear editor, We the people, along with our Colorado legislators, can reverse the lawlessness within all three branches of the federal government. It’s time we all wake up to our Constitutional emergency and obligations. Perilous overspending, misinterpretations of the General Welfare and Commerce Clauses, 100 years of frequently unconstitutional federal jurisprudence and terms in office […]
Dear Editor, Here is something you should know. In fact, if you are a resident anywhere in Montrose County, you need to know this. Watch out for the loophole known as the special use permit! Heavy industry, like gravel pits, concrete and asphalt batch plants have been permitted in agriculturally zoned areas through this loop-hole. […]
Dear Editor, Once again we are reaching the biggest time of year for our high school seniors. With prom and graduation just around the corner, we are looking forward to the Senior SAFE Party for our 2015 Montrose High School Graduates. As exciting as this time is, it is also one of the most deadly […]
Dear Editor, A recent article about Montrose being a “top spot” for retirement resonated with me in a special way. Two years ago, after a great deal of research and consideration of potential areas for our retirement, we determined that Montrose was the best of all the possibilities. It presented a great change from the hectic pace of the Front Range in Colorado, and we were particularly […]
Dear Editor, It was heartening to read Stephen Elliott’s article [Feb. 19, 2015] on San Miguel County’s landmark apology to the Ute peoples, and our offer of reparation to them for being bullied off their lands since the 1860s. Acting on commissioner Art Goodtimes’ inspiration, it was an exceptionally just and compassionate act. The story […]
Dear editor, Montrose has been a place where folks come to visit and decide to stay. Many residents chose the area simply because the property around their home was zoned agricultural and moved here to enjoy the peace and quiet of a rural community in close proximity to nature. What we are now facing again […]
Dear Editor, I feel privileged to serve as the newly elected President of the San Miguel Educational Fund, which oversees KOTO FM, a commercial-free, non-underwritten radio station serving the Telluride community since 1975. The San Miguel Educational Fund is currently seeking letters of interest from the community to fill one open seat on its board […]
Dear Editor, Sunday night I watched “60 Minutes” on CBS. I had no idea the program included an interview with John Boehner, House Speaker, and Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the Senate. Though a staunch Democrat, I decided to listen openly to what they had to say. I was astounded at their pronouncing most of President […]
Dear Editor, For me, the KOTO recall election is about preserving democracy and saving KOTO from gross financial mismanagement. Ray Farnsworth, elected in 2011, was to run for re-election in 2013 but didn’t. Joe McClure was appointed, not elected. Both promised to run for election one year ago at the request of the membership and […]
Dear editor, Through continued support from the community, Tri-County Health Network is seeking to grow the San Juan Kids Cavity Prevention Program, also known as Skippy. TCHNetwork partners with 16 schools throughout Delta, Ouray, Montrose and San Miguel counties twice a year to provide oral exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants and oral hygiene instruction to […]
While he manages to cast my objections in a negative light, Mr. Hollrah does get something correct in his attack letter.
Please know that 100 percent of the proposed facilities will be used by our students on a daily basis.
Your local elected Board of Education voted unanimously to recommend the addition and renovation project and placed on the fall ballot measure 3A to fund that project.
I am writing concerning the action or non action, to be more specific regarding the issue of where the proposed new medical center will be located.
It was with great interest that I read your commentary in the Watch newspaper dated Sept. 11….
Lezah Saunders is a fourth generation member of the Fellin family that has lived in Ouray County since 1896.
It is an exercise in futility.
The entire Ridgway Concert Series team would like to apologize fans for the completely inappropriate language that Andy Frasco used during his opening set on Thursday, July 17.
On behalf of the residents of Lizard Head Land Company and Trout Lake Land Company, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department and the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department.
How to describe the council’s inexplicable decision?
Editor: The members of the public that have elected the Montrose County Commissioners have the right to be treated with respect. Truth of the matter, give the public of Montrose County the five core values of Our County. People – Integrity – Communication – Professionalism – Efficiency. The taxpayers of Montrose County deserve to have […]
Editor: As newbies to the unbelievably huge task of homeownership, my husband and I have quickly learned what an immense undertaking it is to remodel and maintain a home. This weekend we were made acutely aware and reminded of how important it is to prepare and do your homework when beginning a do-it-yourself project. We […]
Editor: Sometimes drivers need a reminder that buckling up is the absolute best way to protect themselves and their passengers in a motor vehicle crash. This is why the Western Regional Occupant Safety Coalition is joining with state and local law enforcement as well as highway safety officials to educate citizens on the importance of […]
Editor: I want to commend you and The Watch on the excellent reporting regarding the current situation in the Ridgway School District. I believe that Samantha Wright has done an excellent job of reporting the news objectively and is providing an excellent service to your readers. It is an absolute pleasure to read a paper […]
Editor: A guest commentary by four members of the Ridgway School Board ran in The Watch recently. Regrettably, it contained many contradictions. I would like to address just a couple. First, the piece said ”After careful consideration and often difficult discussions amongst ourselves and with community stakeholders, we’ve determined that a change in leadership in […]
What an amazing community we live in!
The building will tower over the cribs and ruin the historic neighborhood.
On behalf of the Wilkinson Public Library I would like to thank the Telluride Education Foundation (We-R1) and the Telluride School District for their collaboration in bringing author Jeffrey Bennett to our community.
The Jimmy Hill family wishes to thank all of those who aided in the recovery of our beloved.
Editor: Service to others is a hallmark of the American character and central to how communities meet their challenges and, increasingly, the nation’s mayors are turning to national service programs like AmeriCorps and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to meet community needs. AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers increase the impact of the organizations they serve, both through […]