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Today's Opinions

  • Brits show the way on spending

    Recently, a coalition government in the United Kingdom made its long-anticipated announcement about $128 billion in government spending cuts. It’s aggressive and audacious — and certainly more ambitious than anything being done on this side of the pond.

  • Our Readers Write

    Library board offers reasons for budget decisions
    Editor:
    The Jeffco Library Board of Trustees would like to point out key issues that informed our decision to decline the county’s recent budget proposal (see “Library board appointments held up by commissioners,” Columbine Courier, Oct. 12). We applaud the county’s desire to keep libraries open on Mondays, but we have the following concerns:

  • Our Readers Write

    School district’s Facebook, Twitter efforts are a waste of public funds
    Editor:
    I am finding a series of events troubling and would like to share them with you. It is my understanding that school districts are in the midst of financial crisis and being faced with daunting tasks of improving performance of student achievement.

  • Life’s most important lesson

    Several weeks ago, I wrote a column about the ways in which a great teacher can change lives. Since then, I’ve seen countless instances of just how true it is. Most recently, I received an e-mail from a friend, a lifetime classroom teacher in the Denver Public Schools, who signed his note simply, “Teacher-Servant”.
    What a title: Teacher-Servant. How countercultural. How bracing. How refreshing!

  • Our Readers Write

    Ballot measures would devastate state
    Editor:
    Amendment 61, together with Amendment 60 and Proposition 101, would financially devastate Colorado and should be rejected in November.

  • Make your vote count in 2010

    While the 2010 general election day is still almost four weeks away, Colorado citizens will begin voting very soon. Mail ballots, which have become the preferred method of voting for election officials and increasing numbers of people, will go out next week. After that, early voting stations will open. In Jefferson County, voters can vote early from Oct. 18 until Oct. 29, except that polls will be closed Sunday, Oct. 24. The polls will then be open for every precinct Nov. 2.

  • Our Readers Write

    League of Women Voters opposes 60, 61 and 101

    Editor:

    This letter is written in opposition to three fiscal ballot issues, 60, 61 and 101, which will be on the November ballot. The League of Women Voters is recommending that voters in Jefferson County vote no on each of these measures.

  • The unintended effects of campaign 'reform'

    If you think you’re seeing more negative campaign ads this year, it’s not just you. 2010 is shaping up to be an all-time high — or low — for negative campaigning. It’s gotten so bad, a recent Denver Post headline read, “It’s a miracle! Some positive campaign ads!” I still haven’t seen those yet.