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Today's Opinions

  • Webb: Thanks to all candidates for running

    The political cycle never seems to end for the ordinary voter. While the 2018 cycle will close on Nov. 6, the 2019-20 cycle will immediately begin on Nov. 7.  
    Speculation about Democratic challengers to President Trump will begin in earnest while Sen. Gardner’s reelection prospects will be analyzed. Here are a few observations about the end of the 2018 cycle that will hopefully start Jefferson County out better for the next cycle.

  • Our Readers Write

    It’s important to support Jeffco Schools
    Editor:
    Jeffco Generations is an appropriate name for Jeffco Public Schools’ vision. In the course of my life, I have been a Jeffco student, teacher, principal and now proud school board member.
    This November, a yes on 5A and 5B helps secure quality education today and for generations to come.

  • Doyle: Time for elected officials to work together

    My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful vacation.  Our time away was made all the more enjoyable because we were untouched by the daily onslaught of national political news about the outrage du jour and, closer to home on the state and local fronts, the avalanche of political mailers, radio talk show rants and television commercials.  

  • Newkirk: Another billion-dollar beast

    It’s ballot season in the Rockies and — once again — the push is on for higher taxes.
    Among the larger requests are several initiatives to get more money into the public school system: a $1.6 billion statewide tax increase (Amendment 73) along with two local measures (5A and 5B) that come with $1 billion in taxpayer repayment obligations.

  • Our Readers Write

    Hold off on development in Rooney Valley
    Editor:
    A letter to the Jeffco commissioners:
    The finality and tragedy of the Three Dinos and their plans for  
    development continues to loom ever closer. How reprehensible for current policies to allow the destruction of this unique and intrinsically valuable site. It will stand in perpetuity, as the ruling by our current county commissioners.

  • Hicks: Our loss is Washington’s gain

    If you know Sal Christ, you know she’s not one to toot her own horn. She’s never been one who has wanted to be in the spotlight. But there comes a time when someone should take notice of what others have accomplished, and that’s the point of this column.

    A veteran journalist, Sal is leaving Evergreen Newspapers this week for a nine-month fellowship program with the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. Yes, Ms. Christ is going to Washington, and we here couldn’t be happier for her.

  • Posner: There are no good excuses

    By Steve Posner

    Ballots were mailed out on Monday. When yours arrives, it will be the most important piece of mail in your mailbox.

    This year’s midterm election carries enormous political stakes. But the vast majority of eligible voters will likely ignore their ballots and not bother to vote. Voter turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest since the Census Bureau first began tracking it in 1978. And only 23.1 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds voted.

  • Our Readers Write

    Jeffco Schools 5A/5B helps provide security

    Editor:

    Never again in our district — not on our watch. These are words to live by when it comes to safety and security in Jeffco Schools, and one of the many  reasons I support Jeffco Schools 5A and 5B.

    The mill levy override and bond will fund important security improvements in our schools. Funds from 5A will allow Jeffco to put more campus supervisors in middle schools, and more security personnel and School Resource Officers at all school levels.