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Today's Opinions

  • DeGette reaches out to new constituents

    When I first heard that Congresswoman Diana DeGette, D-Denver, would announce her bid to be re-elected to Congress from the 1st Congressional District at the Columbine Library, my first thought was, “I thought that library in Cherry Creek was on Milwaukee, not Columbine.”
    As it turned out, I was right — there is no Denver library on Columbine Street. DeGette, who has represented Denver in Congress since 1997, chose to announce her re-election plans from the newest part of her district, the part in South Jeffco around Columbine and Ken Caryl.

  • Our Readers Write

    The wildlife was here before the birdies; elk harassment is an outrage
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  • The Avs score big off the ice

    Several years ago, I had an interesting conversation with a guy who used to tend bar at a popular Larimer Street restaurant. The place gave complimentary meals to professional athletes, which in turn drew larger crowds. All in all, it was a good business proposition.
    One night, a big-time out-of-state NFL quarterback came through with his entourage. They stayed awhile, took full advantage of the free food and drink, kept the staff extremely busy, and had a good time. But when the time came to wrap it up, the tip was $10.

  • Our Readers Write

    Golf courses are not native to Colorado
    Editor:
    In Davidson’s letter about elk damage on the golf course, he states that elk are not native to Colorado. Elk have been pushed by human activity for many decades to be found where they now try to live. Are exclusive elitist golf courses native to Colorado? Not hardly.

  • Legislators face major issues in new session

    Ready for up to 120 days of nonstop fun and excitement? You’ve got it; your Colorado General Assembly convenes today for the 2012 legislative session.
    As has been the case for the last several years, budget discussions will dominate this year’s session. While there was good news in the last revenue forecast of 2011, there are still many more needs than there are resources, and tough decisions will need to be made about how to do it.

  • Who will get the GOP nomination?

    With January finally here, Americans are increasingly turning their attention toward the presidential race. Until now, many of us watched the GOP primary out of the corner of our eye, vaguely aware of the waxing and waning of Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain. Late in the year, the omnipresent Newt Gingrich entered the race with great fanfare, only to fall short of being the game-changer he no doubt planned to be.

  • Our Readers Write

    A sculpture garden for Buchanan Park
    Editor:
    With the appointment of Peter Lindquist, the Evergreen Park and Recreation Board now possesses even stronger leadership to overcome the politics and special interests that have afflicted sober decisions on Buchanan Park.

  • It’s simple, we are the 99 percent

    The Occupy movement has been a wake-up call. Although the media first balked at covering it and has at times reduced it to its most absurd, the stories keep coming. People are being made aware of important core issues: the huge divide between the rich and poor. There are poor, and it’s no fun being poor.
    This isn’t a “lunatic fringe.” The 99 percent are a flash mob of humanity waking up to their own best self-interests.