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Opinion

  • Fireworks are a freakout for furry friends
    Editor:
    Just when I was getting used to quiet nights in the Columbine area, last night I heard a couple loud firework “pops.” Sure enough, a few seconds later, my dog came downstairs, hunkered down and headed straight to the bathroom to hide.

  • Joe Webb, Chariman of the Jefferson County Republican Party

  • Jefferson County’s connections to the big news stories of recent days— troops in Afghanistan, terrorism in Barcelona, racism in Charlottesville, confrontation with North Korea— are indistinct. But with North Korea warning Sunday of “the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war,” confrontation is back. And so is belligerence. And so is the nuclear menace. Jefferson County isn’t likely in North Korea’s crosshairs. But if the confrontation turns uncontrollable, all of us could be the losers.

  • The most important renewable resource that we can access is children. Our ability to provide education and training for future generations is the single biggest thing we can do to adequately prepare ourselves for the future.

  • Today — Thursday, Aug. 17 — is the first day of school in Jefferson County, and my wife and I know it all too well. Goodbye, sleeping in until the weekend comes.
    OK, it’s not that bad. I don’t get that much sleep as it is. But with two school-aged children — one still in elementary school and another a year away from high school (gulp!) — the next nine months will be an assortment of running around to get kids to and from where they need to be, juggling homework assignments and finding that work-life balance.

  • President Trump is no deal maker
    Editor:
    President Trump was elected largely because he is a deal maker, someone who can get things done.
    So it is surprising that there is no new health care legislation. One can try to blame the media or the Democrats, but that would be disingenuous. President Trump stressed that he could make deals with everyone.

  • Greg Dobbs

  • Linda Kirkpatrick

  • Jim Rohrer

  • I woke up Saturday morning to the news of the passing of Jim Vance. Who you may ask? Let me explain.
    Vance, for as long as I can remember, was the news anchor for NBC4, the local affiliate in Washington, D.C. The 75-year-old started at WRC-TV in 1969, two years before I was born. He was one of the first African-Americans to sit in the news anchor chair. No, he doesn’t have a nationally recognizable name like Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather or Peter Jennings, but he was a staple in Washington, D.C., television news.

  • The people of Colorado would’ve been well served had Ed Perlmutter become our 43rd governor in 2019.
    Perlmutter, who served eight years as a state senator from Jefferson County, and who is now serving his sixth two-year term from the 7th Congressional District, announced last week that he was dropping his bid to become Colorado’s next governor. He leaves a crowded, and likely to get larger, field of both Democrats and Republicans who would like to succeed Governor John Hickenlooper.

  • Can’t run a nation like a business
    Editor:
    Maybe Trump is the president. Maybe not. The investigation into Russian meddling in our electoral system might just enlighten us on that matter —meddling as in it’s too subtle for an ordinary person to know it’s happening until it’s all over. 

  • Joe Webb, chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party

  • Jim Rohrer

  • Get over it, Trump is our president
    Editor:
    Thanks for showing the Courier’s very liberal bias by publishing three extremely liberal letters in the June 28 Courier. By doing this, you incite further riot and more extreme letters. You can be more balanced by publishing some of each per edition.

  • Greg Dobbs

  • What if the debate over health insurance was about what we support instead of what we oppose? What if the discussion included all 535 members of Congress instead of just those who happen to belong to the party in power?
    As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ill-advised plan to ramrod overhaul of the Affordable Care Act through the Senate without allowing time to fully understand its ramifications failed last week, it is apparent the questions Congress is trying to answer are the wrong ones to ask.