.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    Pentagon budget shouldn’t be immune from federal cutbacks
    Editor:
    I noted that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has been bragging about cutting the Pentagon budget by $1 billion over 10 years. This is much less than was agreed upon just recently when the president ordered a $1 trillion cut in the budget.

  • Make your voice heard on wildfires

    Several years ago, when I was still a state legislator, I carried a bill to provide tax breaks for volunteer firefighters to offset the costs of their safety equipment. These volunteers, who are on the front lines of wildfire response in most mountain areas, must often buy their own boots, helmet, jackets and other personal protective equipment. A tax credit would allow more volunteers to serve their communities, helping all citizens in the process.

  • Our Readers Write

    We need to nullify totalitarian provisions of act
    Dear county commissioners and state legislators:
    Can you please follow the lead of Fremont, El Paso and Weld counties and pass legislation protecting all Coloradans from the new totalitarian provisions of “secret federal arrest and indefinite detention,” which were codified in last year’s bipartisan National Defense Appropriation Act?

  • I’ll always be a Tim Tebow fan

    Yes, I understand. Peyton Manning is a four-time MVP, a Super Bowl winner, and a sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famer. He commands a game like nobody else. Even when he’s just at 75 percent, he’s still better than everybody else. And by all accounts, he’s an even better man off the field than on it. It’s great to have him in Denver.
    But I’m still going to miss Tim Tebow.

  • School board seeks input on budget issues

    While there are many opinions about how we should educate our children in Jefferson County, we can all agree on one underlying principle — we care about our children, and we want the best for them.
    Jeffco schools have struggled over the last three years to manage more than $60 million in state funding cuts without hurting kids. We have reduced costs, closed under-enrolled schools, trimmed staff, streamlined administration and cut compensation.

  • Our Readers Write

    Jeffco’s new audit committee should be able to investigate any areas
    Editor:

  • Technology giving stalkers many new tools

    By Ted Mink

  • Campaign season is upon us

    As you have no doubt concluded from the many recent GOP presidential debates, it’s an election year. And it’s a watershed year for Colorado politics, in many ways.
    Jefferson County voters will be casting ballots in races that range from county commissioner to U.S. Congress. And nearly all the voters in our coverage areas find themselves electing U.S. House members and state legislators in redrawn districts that will be game-changers for candidates and voters alike.