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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain’

    Last week we took a look at the circus as an appropriate analogy for the manipulation by the national media ringmasters of four rings of infotainment. Interestingly enough, there is also perhaps another similarity that merits inspection.

  • Our Readers Write

    Re-elect Tim James to Foothills Rec board
    Editor:
    I encourage Foothills Park & Recreation District Ward 3 residents to support the re-election of Tim James as our Ward 3 director for the following reasons:
    • Tim has acquired a comprehensive knowledge of FHPRD as the result of his experience serving on the board in various capacities.
    • During board meetings I’ve observed how he respectfully listens to everyone’s comments before he makes an informed decision.

  • The daily circus

    Sometimes the apparent absurdities of our national politics simply defy explanation. In an attempt to impart some sanity, it appears to me that the best analogy may well be that of a circus.
    Traditionally, our most popular circuses have featured compelling ringmasters directing the audience’s attention to the ever-changing entertainment in one of three rings. Today we have the national media as self-serving ringmasters directing the public’s attention to what they deem as the story of the moment, the issue or issues that best serve their anti-Trump agenda.

  • Gratitude for family, friends, life

    On the day before Easter, my daughters Alex and Bekah and I had stopped on the hill above Mid-Vail to discuss our final run of the day. The next thing I remember was emergency room personnel in the Vail hospital discussing whether I should be taken to Denver Health by ambulance or by helicopter.
    My daughters later told me that I had hit a patch of ice and taken a fall that had broken my helmet (which, thankfully, I was wearing) and my bindings and left me bleeding profusely from my face.

  • A degree doesn't define effective leadership

    By Joe Webb

    Chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party

  • Jeffco schools funding for next year

    By Dr. Jason Glass

    Jeffco Public Schools superintendent

  • Why we do what we do

    Journalists usually are not good at tooting their own horns. Shoot, in a lot of ways, it doesn’t feel right to do so. But this time, we are.

    We’re a small, but dedicated staff at Evergreen Newspapers. The past two weekends have been a bit surreal for us as our peers paid tribute to our diligent work during the past 12 months.

    First, the Colorado Press Association honored our staff with 47 awards, including a pair of sweepstakes awards for photography and design for the Canyon Courier and Clear Creek Courant.

  • Our Readers Write

    Aquarium not fair to animals
    Editor:
    Southwest Plaza will soon become home to more than 1,000 animals in SeaQuest Aquarium’s latest venture into animal exploitation. And that’s not a good thing.
    No matter how big their enclosures, no matter how many pretty pictures they paint on the walls, and no matter how many tree branches they offer, it in no way compares to the habitat that these animals were meant to be in.
    And despite what they will have us believe, animals are still taken from the wild.