Today's Opinions

  • Session has a long way to go

    Saturday will mark the halfway point of the Colorado General Assembly’s 120-day session. As expected, budget issues have dominated the first half of the session. Beyond that, the tenor of the session has been decidedly contradictory.

  • Our Readers Write

    All Ken-Caryl homeowners should be considered
    Certain Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association board members, Open Space committee members and members of the secretive Trails Club want to expand and re-route our private trails at the expense of all homeowners. This will entail substantial additional cost and create an influx of non-Ken-Caryl trail users. A very few want to spend the dues of the majority for their own narcissistic purposes — a classic case of the “tail wagging the dog.”

  • Don’t blame Hick — thank him

    Gov. John Hickenlooper is taking plenty of heat for his recentl announced budget, which includes massive cuts to state spending. Truth be told, he didn’t have much of a choice. If anything, we ought to commend his honesty in proposing a budget that reflects Colorado’s financial condition.

  • Our Readers Write

    Who deserves blame and shame?
    I am disappointed to read letters like Cal Johnston’s published in the Feb. 2 Columbine Courier concerning the Tucson tragedy (“Venomous rantings have consequences”). Was it coincidental that Mr. Johnson attacked a list of conservatives “for helping to create a climate of hatred toward government, government officials and politicians of opposing views in the U.S.”? Not likely. Was it politically convenient? You bet.

  • Time for Jeffco citizens to step up

    After his defeat in California’s 1962 gubernatorial election, Richard Nixon famously said to reporters: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”
    As county commissioner Kevin McCasky leaves office to become president of the Jefferson Economic Council, we here at Evergreen Newspapers will miss getting our own kicks from the target-rich environment he has provided.
    Over his years as a commissioner, McCasky has graced our pages for:

  • Our Readers Write

    Look deeper for causes of edcuation shortcomings

  • Library district is not needed

    By Jeffco Board of Commissioners

  • Schools right to face cold, hard reality

    Sometimes you know that you just can’t win.
    I had a lot of empathy for school administrators across the Front Range last week when they had to make decisions about whether schools should be open during the frigid temperatures. All the school districts in the area closed schools Tuesday, and only Denver opened its schools Wednesday.