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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    ‘Put It to the People’ aptly named
    Editor:
    Elizabeth Dalebroux’s letter announcing the “Put It to the People” petition drive is very appropriately named. Unfortunately, gun-obsessed individuals like Dalebroux’s group, the leadership of the NRA, the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and others have been “putting it to the people” of Colorado for years.

  • Congress needs to hear citizens’ voices

    By Jim Rohrer
    Is there anyone who is not fed up with Congress? We have a government shutdown, and a more serious crisis looms if Congress doesn’t come to some agreement about extending the debt limit.

  • Our Readers Write

    Lamontagne the right choice for Jeffco school board
    Editor:
    I attended the Jeffco school board candidate forum in Evergreen to get a better feel for the qualifications and opinions of the candidates with regard to the issues our county is facing. District 2 candidate Jeff Lamontagne demonstrated that he would bring a balanced voice and a long-term, solutions-oriented commitment to the Jeffco school board.

  • District needs civility to bloom

    An early giant in the journalism trade was fond of saying that practically every political story boils down to two issues: conflict and cash.
    And while our members of Congress continue to clash over cash, the Jeffco school district is cramming our news columns with conflict, both ideological and, now, physical.
    The months-long controversy over the district’s plan to test the inBloom system for storing student information boiled over last week when shoving broke out between a resident and two district staff members at a school board meeting.

  • Our Readers Write

    Put it to the people
    Editor:
    The “Put It to the People” pro-gun, pro-Second Amendment rights initiative petition is now circulating in Jefferson County, plus many other counties in Colorado.

  • Scooters, pocket bikes, mo-peds, etc.

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has noted a wave of community questions, concerns and confusion as electric- and gas-powered scooters have increased in popularity. Often called “go-peds” or “razor scooters,” these vehicles look more like small motorcycles than simple scooters.

  • 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.