Letters to the Editor

The Four Corners Free Press welcomes letters and guest columns. We have no pre-set word length, but columns are generally 700-800 words. We reserve the right to trim columns and letters submitted to us as needed. If major trimming is required, we'll contact the writer first.

We will not publish anything libelous or obscene.

Letters and columns may be submitted in the following ways.

Four Corners Free Press
10 W. Main, Suite 112
Cortez, CO 81321


By submitting the FORM below.

Please provide a signature (on letters mailed to us) and a phone number so we can verify your identity. Anonymous letters will not be published unless arrangements are made with the editor and circumstances justify withholding the writer’s name. PLEASE WRITE "LETTER TO THE EDITOR" IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF ANY EMAIL YOU SEND, AT THE BEGINNING OF THE "MESSAGE" IN THE FORM BELOW, OR AT THE BEGINNING OF ANY PRINTED DOCUMENT YOU SUBMIT. This makes it clear to us that your message is to be published and is not just a private communication to us. Thanks!


A recall election over political differences

Print this article I would like to say a few words of support for School Board Director, Lance McDaniel. Sadly, RE-1 School District is being tasked with holding a recall election to recall a Director for no other reason except … Continue reading

Published in Letters

Hunters and anglers support the CORE Act

Print this articlePublic land hunters and anglers know from experience that the best hunting and fishing goes hand in hand with healthy fish and game habitat. The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act would help ensure the future of … Continue reading

Published in Letters

Trump’s treason

Print this articleIn 2017, a handful of individualswere arrested in the Hart Senate Office Building for reading scripture aloud. They were protesting the GOP-backed tax bill, which they felt was unfair to the poor. They engaged in peaceful civil disobedience, … Continue reading

Published in Letters

Why no masks?

Print this articleRecently I went to town (Cortez) to run errands, which I’ve kept to a minimum during the coronavirus epidemic. While there I called in a lunch order to Pippo’s, then went to collect it 15 minutes later. On … Continue reading

Published in Letters

Coal loses out because of crippling regulations

Print this articleIt is misleading to say that “coal is rapidly losing out to cheaper energy sources like natural gas and renewables, leading to a historic downturn in mining.” (The Coal Conundrum: The Navajo Nation weighs the cost of saving … Continue reading

Published in Letters