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Today's Opinions

  • Foothills seeking input on land sale proposal

    By Ron Hopp

  • Info wars: The empire strikes back

    A short time ago in a county very, very nearby, a group of small weekly newspapers launched an investigation into a land deal that the Jeffco empire presented as a routine open-space purchase.

  • Our Readers Write

    What is the school board hiding?
    Editor:
    With the beginning of the fall semester, why does the Jeffco school board now find it necessary to employ a sheriff’s deputy to keep the public out of earshot of its mumblings at its open-to-the-public study sessions?
    What is it trying to hide?
    Russell W. Haas
    Golden

  • Election pivotal for school district

    When Laura Boggs was elected to the Jefferson County Board of Education two years ago, it caught a lot of people by surprise. It looked like incumbent Sue Marinelli was headed for re-election in an uncontested race until Boggs pulled and returned candidate papers just before the deadline. Running under the radar, Boggs upset the incumbent and has been a controversial and polarizing member of the school board in her first two years.

  • Our Readers Write

    The Bridge to Nowhere, Part 2
    Editor:
    I haven’t laughed this much in years. I just read the study that supported building the pedestrian bridge over Wadsworth Boulevard.
    Just Google “pedestrian analysis and bridge study.”
    Please go to the site and read the report yourself.

  • Are colleges spending funds wisely?

    If you watched a recent college football game between the universities of Utah and Southern California, you couldn’t have missed a somewhat strange interlude when the announcers rattled off statistics about the amount of money PAC 12 universities are spending on stadiums.

  • Our Readers Write

    Too close for school board’s comfort?
    Editor:

  • Losing a library is a bad idea

    “The America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”
    — Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

    Novelist Kurt Vonnegut considered almost nothing to be sacred — except libraries. He viewed them as a place to go when you are bereft, lost, lonely, a place which offers the sort of sustenance that calories alone can’t provide.