Lambert denies endorsement claims

James Lambert, GOP candidate for Montezuma County commissioner, has refuted endorsement claims made by The Cortez Journal.

Earlier this week, the Journal’s editorial board endorsed GOP commissioner candidate Jim Candelaria. Lambert subsequently offered a 1,000-word rebuttal, which is available in its entirety at

In an exclusive interview with the Journal on Wednesday, Lambert said he believes the United Nations backed Agenda 21 measure was eroding the rights of all Americans.

“Most people want a fast food solution to everything,” he said. “They don’t want to deal with the details.”

Lambert said he believes that Agenda 21, for example, led to the formation of the Canyons of the Ancients, adding the federal land grab was done solely to control natural resources, such as coal reserves.