After years and years of winning at four-person team dodgeball your opponents replace a player with an elite athlete. Now it appears your winning streak will end. What to do? Simply change the rules of the game so that your team can out-number your opposition 6 to 4.

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I just received my very generous stimulus check. As a retired Baby Boomer living on Social Security I want to thank all the members of our Congress who voted for sending this to eligible U.S. citizens. It created some freedom for me and helped stimulate the economy as many of us now have inc…

Thank you for your question regarding the PO Box for mailed property tax payments.

So, I heard on Fox News that President (Joe) Biden may be banning meat to combat global warming. Then I remembered that Colorado Democrat Gov. Jared Polis had issued a similar proclamation last month.

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You know that stupid picture you still see here and there, the one showing a fence line with almost no grass on one side and lush hip-high flora on the other side? It has been used for decades to try and convince the world that cattle automatically overgraze the land and cause erosion. It ha…

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To almost no one’s surprise, Oregon has joined Colorado to become the second state where animal rights activists are out to shut down livestock farming. And the group known as End Animal Cruelty, under the guidance of activist David Michelson, have gone a few steps farther than the Colorado crowd.

I paid my Delta County property tax and noticed that I make out the check to the “Delta County Treasurer” but the mailing address is a PO Box in Grand Junction. I am wondering why that is, does Delta County Courthouse not have a PO Box in Delta? I am hoping my tax money goes to Delta County …

It is quite evident why America is in a vile mood. When we watch and listen to our representatives spew such hate as Maxine Waters did at the verdict of the man who killed George Floyd, “get in their faces, be more confrontational.” And to top it off that great healer, Rev. (is he really a r…

This letter is in response to Jeff Milchen’s (column) in the April 21, Delta County Independent.

The state seems to think that local school districts need a bribe to “update” sex education. Poor performance in other subjects doesn't bother them. Most of the several options available follow the agenda of the “Democratic Socialists for America” in seeking to remove all religious thought f…

We were excited to learn last week that the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) has brought on Sean Ferrell as its new renewable resources staff officer. Sean will have the important responsibility of filling the shoes of the recently-retired, and already missed, Cla…

Thank you to the Kids Pasta Project for your lasagna dinner last month in support of Mountain Harvest Festival. As we prepare for our 20th festival this September, community support — such as yours — is what really makes it happen. Thanks again and see you in the fall.

What a sheltered life we live. It’s not a bad thing, in fact, I’m not sure we know just how lucky we are. I hear all this talk and discussion about all kinds of crazy ideas. For example, I don’t understand all the controversy over BLM. I just do not see the issue with the BLM moving their he…

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I had the pleasure of speaking to the Montrose Cattlewomen during their meeting on Tuesday to give them an update on all the vicious attacks ag is facing, not only here on the Western Slope, but all over the state. We talked about the PAUSE initiative, the Farm Workers’ Rights Bill, and wolves.

As you are well aware the school name, mascot, and color were chosen last week. The board blatantly disregarded the student vote. Telling students that they would have 75% of the vote. With 273 students voting and 899 community members. They multiplied the student vote by three, this is stil…

Once one leaves school, the “drudgery” of homework for many is left behind, but becomes essential, especially for those choosing to be elected servants of the public. Writing laws, rules and regulations requires “doing homework” if that public servant is intent on fulfilling the duties of hi…

I want parents to teach sex ed to their kids too! But the reality is that many households do not have an “askable” adult. Most, however, have internet access, and 30% of internet traffic is pornographic in nature and finds its way onto our youngsters’ screens.

I've heard the word transgender many times lately. Scientifically there is no such word. Gender can't trans into anything, it is decided at conception through the chromosomes and can't be changed! You're either a female or a male. If you want to change sexually you can take hormones, change …

When Trump's tax cuts, including corporate tax rates, went into effect, the economy roared and blue-collar America benefited tremendously. Enter Biden with his massive $2.3 trillion “infrastructure plan” — a giant tax hike disguised as a jobs program, “The largest federal tax increase since …

It is great news for Delta County to have attained the COVID Green Level of openness. But, COVID reminds me of several old quotes from the ’60s and ’70s. The first being: "You either have to be part of the solution, or you're going to be part of the problem." While the Green Level is wonderf…

With Earth Day coming on April 22nd, we have reduced our carbon footprint by curtailing travel and our thermostat. We recycle. But we can do so much more by cutting our consumption of animal meat and milk products. Yes, that.

In the short time since my letter was published I have received numerous comments, including one handwritten note from persons agreeing with my statements. The letter was even placed on facebook by someone. Even though this “rebranding” was underway before anyone knew about it, I wonder what…

As you start spending your $1,400 for food, rent, or whatever, please remember that not one Republican in the US House or Senate voted to give you that money under the American Rescue Plan Act.

In this day and age of divisiveness in our country, there is something that each and every one of us can do to help make our corner of the world a better place. It doesn't matter if you are Liberal or Conservative, Black, White, or Hispanic, male or female or any of the other divisions which…

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Colorado’s U.S. Sen.Michael Bennet has reintroduced his bipartisan Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act. It won’t help the ag transportation mess that will ensue as the Little Blue Canyon project on U.S. 50 starts moving rock this week. The 19-hour-per-day highway closures begin next …

The Left's talking point that there was no election fraud is just that — a talking point. Democrats believe that a lie repeated numerous times becomes the truth, so they continue lying. Fortunately, most Americans no longer believe the media or once trusted federal agencies. If we can no lon…

We find ourselves in difficult and uncharted times. Spring slowly creeps upon us, as another calving season arrives, the snow slowly melting back from the fields and a faint color of green showing. We find the need for a wisp of new life to justify the endless work and countless hours that w…

Residents of Delta County: Using the common sense, I presume you were born with, or your parents tried to impress upon you? Do you really think everyone should be allowed access to AR-15s? Just Saying.

I really enjoy Michael Cox’s witty, common-sense columns. Thank you, sir!

Our publisher (Dennis Anderson) seems to be obsessed with our representative, Lauren Bobert. He would do well to turn his attention to some of the other representatives in Congress, namely, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlalb, and Betty McCullum, all of whom attended a conference over last Thanksgivin…

While warning of a possible new surge of COVID, the Biden Administration is doing its best to fulfill their prophecy. Their new catch-and-bus policy moves untested foreign migrants from the border into our interior, apparently to make sure those governors continue an economy-destroying shutdown.

Recently, I came across my old elementary school report cards. I thought, what first quarter grades should President Joe Biden receive based on required presidential courses.

I received a text from a family member praising (President Joe) Biden's accomplishments so far. No examples were included, so I'll list a few. Biden created a major crisis at our borders, immediately reversing sane (President Donald) Trump policies and signaling that he has no intention of e…

Another apartment complex is going up in Delta. This time the complex is privately owned versus federally funded. The new apartments are meant to be an affordable housing option that is not geared toward low-income individuals. Great, right? How many of us have looked at the Villas on the Bl…

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Pushback against a “meatless day” proclaimed by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis last month was predictably vigorous. It was part of the “war on rural Colorado,” said a state senator who runs a cattle-feeding operation. Twenty-six of Colorado’s 64 counties adopted “meat-in” proclamations. Governors…

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Three rings? We passed three rings a long time ago. For those who have yet to move into their fourth decade, the rings I am referring to are those that used to make up the classic three-ring circus show. There were the elephants in ring one, the clowns in their exploding car in ring two, and…

With‌ ‌so‌ ‌much‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌news‌ ‌about‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌and‌ ‌with‌ ‌our‌ ‌society‌ ‌disappearing‌ ‌as‌ ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌always‌ ‌known‌ ‌it,‌ ‌with‌ ‌spring‌ ‌approaching,‌ ‌farmers‌ ‌large‌ ‌and‌ ‌small,‌ ‌homes‌ ‌getting‌ ‌ready‌ ‌to‌ ‌put‌ ‌in‌ ‌gardens,‌ ‌I‌ ‌thought‌ ‌this‌ ‌article‌ ‌I‌ ‌…

Thus far, 254 bills have been introduced in, primarily Republican controlled state legislatures, that are designed to suppress the vote of minorities and poor whites to vote. These bills are an answer to the myth that the 2020 election was fraudulent. The Department of Homeland Security decl…

Kudos to Delta County Memorial Hospital, Delta County government and all the volunteers who helped make the vaccination clinic at Delta Middle School on Saturday, March 6, so successful. The entire process was well-organized and smoothly-executed, while maintaining COVID precautions througho…

At our local library is a free item for students entitled, "Celebrate Women word search." I was disgusted and saddened to see there are only liberal women such as AOC, Michelle Obama, Frieda Kahlo and Cher to name a few. Why aren't other women mentioned such as Harriet Tubman, who helped fre…

The U.S. is now over $29 trillion in debt, and now the Democrats and the (President Joe) Biden administrators are pushing to pass an almost $2 trillion ¨COVID relief¨ bill that hardly has anything to do with helping the people and small businesses who have really been hurt by the government …

Have you seen the new DHS Alumni Wall? If you get a chance, swing by Delta High School and take a look. While the wall is marble, brick and concrete, the message delivered by its organizers, donors and contributors is every bit as strong as the materials and carries more weight.

Our new vice-president made a visit to Colorado to tout the wonderful accomplishments of the $1.9 Trillion “American Rescue Plan.” The bill provides 53 weeks of federal unemployment benefits after state benefits end. $1400 goes to every individual or person in a household including those una…

Easter is the time when Christians observe the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As well, during this time of year, the secular world observes Easter by way of Easter baskets filled with colored eggs, a shredded up green plastic, mountains of candy, and yellow marshmallow chicks …

A lot of people donated money, time and effort to build the first hospital on Garnet Mesa and to build the new hospital. That’s why it was named Delta County Memorial Hospital many years ago. Don’t know where the idea of changing the name came from, probably from someone that has no knowledg…

We now have a real opportunity to address the mass disruption done to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) by the movement of its national headquarters out West. (“A thinly veiled effort to gut the agency.”) The rationale, sounding good to many, implemented on one of the most grassroots agenc…

Japanese General Isoroku Yamamoto said after his country bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941 that he feared they had awakened a sleeping giant. Of course, he was right.

Really? By a one-day meat out proclamation by Gov. (Jared) Polis? One day. I would have thought that Colorado’s meat producers and Mr. (Dennis) Anderson had much thicker skin than that.

As to Marvin Walden´s letter on wolves and wilderness — what if it were the other way around and native wildlife and people got to decide if they wanted to allow us invader folks to stay? Instead we can’t even allow them somewhere to live where mankind doesn´t trample every inch? We've got a…

Several Paonia residents are dismayed by a few political signs on private property that they consider offensive, especially when the signs contain profanity. The insults come from both sides of the political spectrum. But what can be done about it? I'm no constitutional lawyer, but my gut sa…

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