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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    It really is time to step up
    In his recent column “Time for Jeffco citizens to step up,” editor Doug Bell is correct to ignore the advice of those who tell him to relax, that he should just accept the back-room, back-scratching deals that appear to be the norm in Jefferson County. I hope he always ignores this advice. Change will come only when enough people step up, take a stand, and demand much higher levels of integrity and genuine transparency from the leaders we elect to public office.

  • Session has a long way to go

    Saturday will mark the halfway point of the Colorado General Assembly’s 120-day session. As expected, budget issues have dominated the first half of the session. Beyond that, the tenor of the session has been decidedly contradictory.

  • Our Readers Write

    All Ken-Caryl homeowners should be considered
    Editor:
    Certain Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association board members, Open Space committee members and members of the secretive Trails Club want to expand and re-route our private trails at the expense of all homeowners. This will entail substantial additional cost and create an influx of non-Ken-Caryl trail users. A very few want to spend the dues of the majority for their own narcissistic purposes — a classic case of the “tail wagging the dog.”

  • Don’t blame Hick — thank him

    Gov. John Hickenlooper is taking plenty of heat for his recentl announced budget, which includes massive cuts to state spending. Truth be told, he didn’t have much of a choice. If anything, we ought to commend his honesty in proposing a budget that reflects Colorado’s financial condition.

  • Our Readers Write

    Who deserves blame and shame?
    Editor,
    I am disappointed to read letters like Cal Johnston’s published in the Feb. 2 Columbine Courier concerning the Tucson tragedy (“Venomous rantings have consequences”). Was it coincidental that Mr. Johnson attacked a list of conservatives “for helping to create a climate of hatred toward government, government officials and politicians of opposing views in the U.S.”? Not likely. Was it politically convenient? You bet.

  • Time for Jeffco citizens to step up

    After his defeat in California’s 1962 gubernatorial election, Richard Nixon famously said to reporters: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”
    As county commissioner Kevin McCasky leaves office to become president of the Jefferson Economic Council, we here at Evergreen Newspapers will miss getting our own kicks from the target-rich environment he has provided.
    Over his years as a commissioner, McCasky has graced our pages for:

  • Our Readers Write

    Look deeper for causes of edcuation shortcomings
    Editor:

  • Library district is not needed

    By Jeffco Board of Commissioners