Opinion

LOOKING BACK

5O YEARS AGO September17, 1970 - The bright new star in Federal Resources Corporation's national resource stable is the Camp Bird Mine at Ouray, which resumed operations this July. In a recent interview, "Nels W.

RICHARDSON: Earning our spots along Leopard Creek

When I was tO, my brother Carl and I lived with our mom and stepdad, Roger Gleason. Roger leased summer pasture on Dallas Divide. Every Sunday we would go there to check the cattle. We had pasture leased along Leopard Creek where Ski Dallas used to be. Carl and I wanted to camp there and fish.

Unaffiliated commissioner candidates present possible conflicts of interest

Dear Editor, There is an unfortunate dynamic in many local and county governments in this country, where real estate developers and construction interests are serving (or, all too often, self-serving) as the elected officials making land use decisions. While these are perfectly honorable professions, not all of their practitioners have noble motivations for public office.

Group won't maintain proposed trail

Dear Editor: Regarding the dispute over winter access on County Roads, the Ouray Trail Group {OTG) Board of Directors recently discussed the possibility of OTG maintaining the trail proposed on private lands along County Road 5. On Sept.

Leave the signs alone

Dear Editor, It is with interest I noted a post on social media a few days ago regarding the disappearance of a Biden/Harris campaign sign from a Ridgway resident's yard. Several weeks ago we had a Stop The Donald sign go missing from the front of our home.

A critical election

Dear Editor, I agree with the numerous protestations that the upcoming election will be pivotal for democracy in the United States. We must all exercise our right to vote, which for us here in Colorado is as easy as dropping a letter at the post office or better yet putting your signed ballot in an official ballot drop off box.

Help keep old baseball field open for physical education

Dear Editor, Two weeks ago Ridgway Elementary School reopened preschool through fifth grade. While it has been a tremendous amount of work to prepare for our students, we have been thrilled to engage in face to face instruction with our students once again.

With freedom comes responsibility to wear masks

Dear Editor: We have a small minority of citizens in Ouray County that apparently do not understand that the best way to whip COVID-19, save lives and restore the economy is to wear a mask, social distance and get tested if you show symptoms of the coronavirus. When yo u wear a mask you are being thoughtful of any person you come in contact with because without a mask you may knowingly or unknowi ngly transfer the virus to that person.

A vote for unaffiliated candidates is a vote for GOP slate

Dear Editor: Some voters have wondered why the Ouray County Republican Party did not field candidates for the County Commission positions up for election this year. Make no mistake, the Republican Party did select ca ndidates when members decided at their county assembly in March to back the slate of unaffi liated candidates John Peters and Ned Bosworth.