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Columns

  • Don’t blame Hick — thank him

    Gov. John Hickenlooper is taking plenty of heat for his recentl announced budget, which includes massive cuts to state spending. Truth be told, he didn’t have much of a choice. If anything, we ought to commend his honesty in proposing a budget that reflects Colorado’s financial condition.

  • Online subscriptions a bargain

    We believe we have some pretty impressive publications here at Evergreen Newspapers, and the Colorado Press Association recently offered support for this assertion with 14 awards in its annual newspaper contest.
    The honors included five first-place awards in the categories of Sports Story, Sustained Coverage, Public Service, Deadline Reporting and News Story. The 14 awards mark the biggest total so far in my five years as editor here.

  • Difficult choices in the state budget

  • Time for Jeffco citizens to step up

    After his defeat in California’s 1962 gubernatorial election, Richard Nixon famously said to reporters: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”
    As county commissioner Kevin McCasky leaves office to become president of the Jefferson Economic Council, we here at Evergreen Newspapers will miss getting our own kicks from the target-rich environment he has provided.
    Over his years as a commissioner, McCasky has graced our pages for:

  • Icy winters devastate flocks of tiny birds

    Reprinted from Feb. 21, 2007

    It was late afternoon when I first noticed fog drifting through the valley between Bear Mountain and Stanley Mountain. When a front sags down out of Canada on the plains, it often brings with it an upslope condition, which causes either snow or fog. In this case, the cold front turned the warm air into fog.

  • Separate library district not needed

    By the Jeffco Board of Commissioners
    The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is extremely proud of the Jefferson County Public Library. We believe our libraries are among the County’s greatest assets. We are grateful to the citizens who serve as trustees, foundation members and Friends of the Library, as well as the many volunteers and the talented staff.

  • Political reporting’s voice of reason

    Last week, KUSA’s Adam Schrager bid farewell to Colorado and Channel 9, where he has been a reporter since 1999. He will be missed.
    Adam, a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, has been in the business almost 20 years, winning the recognition of his peers with almost a dozen Emmy Awards.

  • Jeffco school board wasting money and time

    By Mike Arnold

  • Entrepreneurs are the real American heroes

    By Russ Campbell

  • Schools right to face cold, hard reality

    Sometimes you know that you just can’t win.
    I had a lot of empathy for school administrators across the Front Range last week when they had to make decisions about whether schools should be open during the frigid temperatures. All the school districts in the area closed schools Tuesday, and only Denver opened its schools Wednesday.