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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    Positive reinforcement is a better training option for pets
    Editor:
    I’d like to add some information to an article regarding a veterinarian’s answer to a reader’s question regarding her pet’s coprophagia. While Dr. Dan gives some good advice regarding prevention of the behavior by picking up the stool, I believe that it would be prudent to supply your readers with an alternative method to modify a pet’s unwanted behavior.

  • Right advice on wrong end of horse

    You never know when you’re going to have a life changing experience.
        Stories about both the untimely death of former CU and CSU track coach Jerry Quiller at the age of 69 and his funeral in the last couple of weeks reminded me of the impact Quiller had on my development in a way that I’m sure he never even realized.

  • Our Readers Write

    1st State Bank of Funny Money
    Dear Jeffco legislators:
    I hear that there is a bill afoot (sponsored by Ray Scott and Kathleen Conti) for the upcoming session that would establish a state-operated bank to dispense scarce state financial reserves to less-than-creditworthy borrowers.
    Could the money therefrom be used to bailout the likes of the recently closed Five Points restaurant?

  • Hey, Newt: Go easy on capitalism

    Last month, I saw something I never thought I’d see: a Republican presidential candidate attacking an opponent for his participation in free-market capitalism. Newt Gingrich launched the first volley several weeks ago, going after Mitt Romney for his past work at a buyout firm, Bain Capital.
    The Wall Street Journal took notice of the unusual attack, saying that “a super-PAC supporting the former House speaker plans to spend $3.4 million in TV ads in South Carolina portraying Mr. Romney as Gordon Gekko without the social conscience.” 

  • An editor ponders his empty nest

    A little less than five years ago, Evergreen Newspapers had a sudden opening for a photo editor. Though I’ve never had kids myself, that week I experienced a taste of what it must be like.
    Two students of whom I was particularly fond had recently moved to the East Coast, and I was fairly certain that either would hurry back to join our team. And therein lay the dilemma: Who would come home, and whom would we go on missing?

  • Our Readers Write

    ‘Progressivism’ is leading to a national decline
    Editor:

  • DeGette reaches out to new constituents

    When I first heard that Congresswoman Diana DeGette, D-Denver, would announce her bid to be re-elected to Congress from the 1st Congressional District at the Columbine Library, my first thought was, “I thought that library in Cherry Creek was on Milwaukee, not Columbine.”
    As it turned out, I was right — there is no Denver library on Columbine Street. DeGette, who has represented Denver in Congress since 1997, chose to announce her re-election plans from the newest part of her district, the part in South Jeffco around Columbine and Ken Caryl.

  • Our Readers Write

    PACE program provides private funding for solar power, efficiency upgrades
    Editor:
    PACE programs provide long-term private funding for solar power and energy efficiency, with no burden to taxpayers or ratepayers.
    Homeowners make repayments for the installations in their homes through property-tax assessments over many years.
    Twenty-seven states have passed enabling legislation for PACE.