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Columns

  • The illusion of safety (and its risks)

    Most Americans over the age of 40 grew up with an omnipresent fear of nuclear war. Fear might be too weak a word — terror is more like it.

  • Walsh brought stability to EHS

    When members of Evergreen High School’s senior class arrived for school in August 2008, new principal Matt Walsh greeted them. He was the fourth principal in four years at EHS. Their freshman class principal retired at year-end. Their sophomore class principal, despite prior successes and high expectations, was not a good fit and lasted just one year. Their junior class principal was a retired administrator who stayed one year in an interim capacity.

  • Explaining votes on gun safety bills

    By state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson

  • Why EFPD recall election is necessary

    By Daniel Koller
    In last week’s column I explained how we got here. The current board members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District failed to recognize the extent and consequences of the disagreement with the community over the planned burn building at Station 2. Their approach of following protocol but pressing through with the project left the community with only two choices: surrender to the power of the special district or recall the elected officials who made the irresponsible decisions.

  • Recall shows need for informed public

    Your ballot for the Evergreen Fire Protection District recall election should have arrived in the mail by this time. I am voting to retain all four current members of the board. I encourage you to do the same.

  • EFPD recall would endanger Evergreen
  • How did we get here? Reasons for recall

    By the time you read this, you’ll probably have received your mail-in ballot for the EFPD board recall election. You have heard and read a lot about each side’s positions and arguments. So let’s focus on a different question: How did we get here?

  • Memories still scorch a year later

    A fellow editor recently referred to me as an “excrement magnet”— and those of you familiar with editors know that this phrase has been modified for a family-friendly publication. I have found myself at ground zero for stories ranging from the JonBenet Ramsey slaying to the school shootings at Columbine and Platte Canyon high schools and Deer Creek Middle School.

  • Admiring the wisdom of our Founding Fathers

    Recently I was entertained by the Evergreen Chorale’s production of “1776.” I’m a regular at their productions, but this may be their best ever. Gary Muse’s portrayal of Ben Franklin was so good, I was sure Dr. Franklin was actually in the house.
    The show was all about the goings-on of the Continental Congress, which convened in May 1776. Of course, we all know what transpired there in Philadelphia, but we may not remember some of the details.

  • Democrats prevail on two key issues

    When Democrats claimed control of both houses of the Colorado General Assembly in last November’s elections, there was little doubt that two priority issues would be enacted once the legislature convened. Just over halfway through the 120-day session, bills to establish civil unions and to allow illegal immigrants who matriculated at Colorado high schools to receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in our state have passed.