letters to the editor

‘Global Concerns’ About Marijuana Cultivation
by Mike Childress, Naturita
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
I am writing in response to the [San Miguel County Board of Commissioners’] approval of marijuana cultivation on Wright's Mesa. As a member of the global community I have some serious concerns that...
TAB a ‘Monumental Success’
by Ron Gilmer, TAB Boardmember
Mar 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
A big heartfelt thank you to our great community for supporting the 21st Telluride AIDS Benefit.
‘Really, Art, Quit Insulting Our Intelligence’
by Carol Story Buchanan, Norwood
Mar 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Art’s statement that he voted against the LUC amendment because “he didn’t have a firm understanding about what his constituents in his district wanted” is shameless.
Invest in the Future
by Wayne Quade, Montrose
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
We can be proud that Montrose has a legacy of forward thinking on some things that have been important to this community.
City Manager’s Performance Review Should Remain a Private Matter
by Eve Becker-Doyle
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
I was appalled to see the Ouray city manager’s performance appraisal printed in The Watch.
Spaghetti Dinner a Success
by Jen Parker and Roze Evans, co-presidents, ROCC
Feb 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
All of the volunteers worked tirelessly to make this a successful and delightful evening. A special thank you to our guest speaker, Joe Ramey who brought the topic of climate change to a whole new ...
Same Old Story With Rec Center
by Jim Gesick, Montrose
Feb 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The promoters of the Montrose Rec Center keep talking about how nice the facility will be and how many people are expected to use it, as if those are the most important issues.
Don’t Kid Yourself
by Wally von Helms, Montrose
Feb 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
I wonder if your readers, who freak out at the word ‘tax,’ realize that 0.3 percent equals .30 cents on $100?
Free Fuel?
by Jeff Davis, Ridgway/Ouray County
Feb 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Come on Ouray, free fuel to someone who chooses to drive to town in an electric car?
Let’s Not Betray Our Beautiful Ouray
by Dodie Merriett Drechsler, Ouray
Feb 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
While I was sitting in the lobby of the Ouray Hot Springs one evening, several young people came in to register. The smell of marijuana was as prevalent as if they had been in a closed car.
Kanter to Run Again
by Peggy Kanter, San Miguel County Assessor
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
I am pleased to announce my candidacy to the Office of San Miguel County Assessor; a position which, thanks to the voters of San Miguel County, I've held with pride for the past 36 years.
Kudos to CDOT
by Glenn Boyd, Ouray County Emergency Manager and City of Ouray Council Member
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
They are doing a tremendous job in a very dangerous setting. They are working very long and hard hours to try and get the road open as quick as possible.
Expanding Community Development Committee a ‘Good Thing’
by Joyce Linn
Feb 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
It is good news that the newly seated Ouray City Council is expanding the Community Development Committee.
‘This Ain’t Denver, Folks. It's Montrose.’
by Casey "Gnomus" Whitney
Feb 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
This is rude and inexcusable behavior, hardly befitting a "civilized" society.
In Smaller Counties, Let the Voters Decide Who Represents Them
by Carol Story Buchanan, Norwood
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
I sincerely hope Senate Bill 84 is passed by the State Legislature changing the way counties of less than 70,000 elect commissioners.
Just Say No!
by Holly von Helms, Montrose
Feb 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
I literally let out a scream last night when I heard Mike Huckabee on the news saying...
A Step Backwards
by Aaron Tschetter, "Smothered-n-Cheddar" KOTO DJ 1998-2010
Jan 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
I sit from afar now trying to wrap my mind around the chaos stewing from the restructuring of KOTO and the resignation of Jumpin’.
Taxation Without Representation?
by Jim Gesick, Montrose
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
The proponents of the proposed Montrose Rec Center are not coming clean with the voters.
Glad to Be Back
by Tom Schillaci, Producer Video Resource Network
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
I left Durango for Telluride in July of 2011, and then I left T-ride in November of 2012 for a corporate job in New York State. Let’s just say a year away from the San Juans was enough.
Thanks and Gratitude to Our Angels
by Susie St.Onge
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
January reflections brought time to recognize and acknowledge some of the amazing angels that fly in and around our community.