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Opinion

  • 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.

  • Hoping stolen U.S. flag brings one much glory
    Editor:
    If saddens me to inform my fellow Columbine and Ken-Caryl Ranch residents that my U.S. flag, which has been proudly displayed on my front porch for 30-plus years, has been stolen from my property. I would only hope that the person or persons responsible for this theft will display it in their home with the same respect, honor and patriotism that I have.

  • Greg Dobbs

  • Jim Rohrer

  • Putting in a good word for President Trump
    Editor:

  • Rules of the Colorado Supreme Court prohibit lawyers from engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation. Sounds logical, doesn’t it? So why in the world would the Court consider changing the rule?

  • Father’s Day has come and gone, but for 41 years it has never been the same.
    You see, since March 13, 1976, Father’s Day has taken on a completely different meaning for yours truly.  That was the day, as a 4-year-old boy, I was told that my father was no longer among the living. Tommy Hicks had passed away.

  • Mitchell’s answers to Q and A lack substance
    Editor:

    I found Ron Mitchell’s answers to your questions in last week’s paper to be disappointing and disturbing. Not once did he mention improving academic performance or growth.
    They are certainly not in his list of accomplishments or even in his list of items that need work. Transparency is a nice goal, but shouldn’t education performance be first and foremost?

  • John Newkirk

  • Jim Rohrer

  • It’s awfully easy to criticize your political adversaries. It’s much harder to criticize your political allies. And when it comes to policy issues that is eminently reasonable. But when it comes to process and your allies violate the same important public policy principles you’ve lambasted your opponents for employing, there is an obligation to be consistent.

  • I can pinpoint the date like it was yesterday. In actuality, it was May 1. That was the day that e-mails started to sprinkle in to my inbox with comments, letters to the editors and columns. It was the day that Jeffco Public Schools announced Dr. Jason E. Glass as its one and only finalist for its superintendent position.
    That’s when the floodgates opened.

  • 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.