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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    Rosier, Griffin need to open minds on the need for more bike lanes
    Editor:
    After reading the article “Commissioners skeptical of need for West Bowles bike lanes,” I am disappointed and not surprised with comments made by Commissioners Faye Griffin and Don Rosier.

  • The best of us, the worst of us

    In the wake of the catastrophic destruction and loss of property and life caused by the floods that ravaged our state earlier this month, many things come to mind. It reminds us of several things, including the ominous power of nature, our capacity to endure difficult situations, and how the inherent good and evil of people to either reach out and help those in need or to take advantage of a terrible situation show that disasters bring out both the best and the worst in people.

  • Our Readers Write

    Littleton City Council is failing to follow correct process for rezoning
    Editor:
    Littleton citizens want to know why the City Council does not follow the city code, especially regarding rezoning processes. Seven large-parcel rezones are being proposed. We are now on No. 5, and although the citizens have requested repeatedly that the council follow the code to benefit all parties, the council has not done so.

  • On Syria, I’ll trust the experts

    When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his country’s citizens, killing more than 1,400 people, including defenseless children, he crossed a line for most Americans. While there is still much consternation over whether a military response is appropriate and, if so, how we limit our exposure and don’t get sucked into another seemingly endless intervention, there seems to be some consensus that the act of gassing innocents in Syria deserves a response.

  • The secessionists have seceded from reality

    After spending two months trying to come up with a single argument that there is any reason for 10 counties in northeast Colorado to form the state of Northern Colorado, I’ve come up with a reason. It’s not particularly compelling, but it’s something. They’ve already got their state university. The university in Greeley is called the University of Northern Colorado.

  • Our Readers Write

    Panel is working to evaluate inBloom database for district
    Editor:
    I sit on the Jeffco School District Data Advisory Management Council with information technology experts from businesses across Jeffco as well as parents and teachers. We are investigating, testing and advising the district on the potential need for and safety of a new way to organize the extensive amounts of information that Jeffco staff must gather to effectively serve our kids.

  • InBloom concerns need attention

    By Paula Noonan
    Jeffco schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson is traveling across the county to discuss various Jeffco education initiatives. One program, a large information technology pilot project called inBloom, will collect, store and distribute personal student data on off-site Amazon “cloud” servers managed by non-district employees.
    Information will include, at least, student ID number, name, address, test scores, demographic information, grades, assessments and some medical  information.

  • Our Readers Write

    Cloud-based data storage won’t be safe for Jeffco students
    Editor: