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Opinion

  • Million dollar superintendent
    Editor:

  • Jim Rohrer

  • Greg Dobbs

  • Jim Rohrer

  • After a flurry of activity in the waning days of the session, the accomplishments of the 2017 Colorado legislature may well be the most productive with a split legislature in the history of our state.

  • Voters paying attention to Jeffco school board
    Editor:

    According to some supporters of the current Jefferson County school board, former board member John Newkirk committed the ultimate transgression in his column last week by pointing out the ridicule and outrage that he and fellow board members faced when hiring Dan McMinimee for superintendent. When the current school board does the same thing, there is absolutely no pushback from anyone with the notable exception of Courier columnist Greg Romberg.

  • Ron Mitchell
    President, Jefferson County Board of Education

    The Jeffco Board of Education is very proud of the achievements gained this year to make Jeffco Schools one of the best in the nation. Our students and staff have demonstrated tremendous accomplishments in arts, sports and academics.

  • Greg Dobbs

    A really bad guy might be coming to the White House. President Donald Trump late last month invited his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, to pay a visit.

    Duterte is the tough-talking tyrant who actually encouraged the “slaughter” by his own police of drug suspects — not just dealers, but even users. They’re called “extrajudicial killings.” That means no arrest, no trial, no jury, no conviction. Just death. An estimated 7,000 so far.

  • Ecstatic about Dr. Glass as superintendent finalist
    Dear Editor,

  • John Newkirk

  • There are times when a government legitimately has just one finalist when hiring a chief executive. Here is a good example.

  • Jackie Ikola

  • The president is coming up on the 100th day of his term. Much is being made of this waypoint because of his many campaign promises. He ran on a change agenda and told his followers that he would act swiftly to make America great again. The inflation adjusted medium income in America has been basically flat since Ronald Reagan was in office. I think it is fair to say that President Trump was elected by many looking for positive change to their financial fortunes.

  • I wonder if there’s something in the water at the Jefferson County School Board headquarters that makes people averse to transparency and compliance with Colorado’s Open Meetings Law. How else could you explain a Board of Education that came into office on the heels of a recall election where one of the biggest issues was lack of transparency, saying at a public board meeting that ensuring candidates to head the district can apply without fear that their names will become public is a high priority?

  • The phone rang at my one-bedroom apartment. It was my wife-to-be, even though at this point we weren’t dating. I could hear the tremble in her voice. Tears trickled down her cheeks. The horror was all too real for her to bear.
    We were a world away it seemed, residing in Rock Hill, S.C. It was where we met, but, on this day — April 20, 1999 — we were more than a couple-to-be. We were a part of a much bigger being — a nation mourning the most horrific high school shooting that our country had ever witnessed.

  • Greg Dobbs

  • In 1973, Sears was the premier retailer in the U.S. It scoffed at upstarts Kmart and Walmart, calling them discounters as opposed to what Sears men called legitimate retailers. The company’s headquarters was housed on Chicago’s westside in a very tough neighborhood.

  • Greg Dobbs

  • It never seemed like the rules were that important to a lot of people who used the Evergreen Bark Park. Dog waste was routinely left and not picked up.  Some people put the waste into plastic bags and then left the bags on the ground. When the parking lots were full, people routinely parked along the street, often right next to no parking signs. Other people didn’t use leashes when they took their dogs from their cars to the designated off-leash areas.

  • Jim Rohrer