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Today's Opinions

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Rosier wrong about source of terrorism

    Editor:

    In order to fight terrorism effectively, you must first understand it. Don Rosier displayed ignorance of the terrorist problem in his statement that “Iran is the largest exporter of terrorism in the world,” in the article announcing his U.S. Senate bid.

  • Residency requirement needed for officials

    It’s a little known fact that members of Congress don’t have to live in the districts from which they are elected. That’s not the case for school board members in Colorado.

    There was some question about the residency of candidate Regan Benson during the recent school board election in Jefferson County, but as it didn’t appear (or occur) that she would be a particularly viable candidate, the issue went away pretty quietly.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Library trustees say thanks for tax boost

    Editor:

    As trustees for the Jeffco Public Library, we were thrilled with the recent positive election outcome. It’s gratifying and humbling to see the value county residents place on libraries and the trust you place in us.

    Your support of 1A will enable us to:

    • Expand library hours.

    • Provide more books and materials.

    • Update technology.

    • Repair and refurbish buildings.

    • Stabilize library finances.

  • A do and a don’t for the holiday season

    As we enter the holiday season, I’m thinking about a big do and a big don’t.

    The big do is Colorado Gives Day. In its five-year history, Colorado Gives has become the preferred way of making end-of-year charitable gifts for many people in our state. An initiative of the Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day is an easy way to make contributions to more than 1,800 of our state’s nonprofit organizations.

  • Time for a lesson in conciliation

    The results in Tuesday’s school board recall were not surprising, but the vote margins were stunning: Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams were recalled with about 64 percent of the votes in a county where registrations are evenly split among Democrats, Republicans and independents.

    The three conservatives, who claimed their seats in the 2013 off-year election, were trounced at the polls in another off-year that saw an impressive turnout fueled entirely by Jeffco’s school district drama.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Charter schools deserve equal funding levels

    Editor:

    I am so thrilled that the current Jeffco school board majority voted to approve equal funding for charter schools.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Support for charter schools a wise move

    Editor:

    My career in Jeffco, which began in 1961 at Mountain View Elementary School, included the old Prospect Valley, old North Lakewood, Lumberg, Foster, Vanderhoof, Devinny, Bear Creek, Kendrick Lakes, Green Mountain, Dennison, and concluded in a formal sense in August 1996 when I retired from D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Support for the slate of five board hopefuls

    Editor:

    As an educator for the past 37 years, the local and national agendas that surround our school environments are near and dear to my heart. Thus, I feel compelled to convey the importance of the Jefferson County school board election.