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Today's Opinions

  • No, Virginia, there is no transparency in Jeffco

    “This is a quarter of a billion dollars in stimulus we can’t pass up,” exalted County Commissioner Kevin McCasky in a story last week. “It’s going to be a great Christmas.”
    Commissioner McCasky clearly has caught the holiday spirit and envisions a joyous Noel at the Taj Mahal. In fact, he’s even provided the snow job.

  • Our Readers Write

    Who really pays the costs for sports fields?
    Editor:
    The Nov. 24 article about the master-plan finalist contained the following message: “Sports teams that use park-maintained soccer fields will be asked to bear 50 percent of the upkeep costs.” Does anyone see what’s wrong with this idea? Don’t we already pay ALL of the costs? If not, then who is?
    John Rybon
    Kittredge

  • Self-reliance is the key to Evergreen’s future

    By Russ Campbell

  • Furry friends leave paw prints on our hearts

    It’s the little things in life that are important. And for a little girl in Conifer, a small thing has left her life, and she’s pretty sad about it.
    Garlands the hamster, voted Conifer’s first unofficial mayor in 2009, passed away in November. Garlands was 3 years old.
    Garlands’ owner and human companion, Phoebe McKeown, 8, said she misses her furry friend.
    “I’ve been sad for a little bit,” Phoebe said.

  • Legends of the fall at EHS

    Every so often, the stars align and an organization has a dream year. This fall at Evergreen High School was one of those seasons for extracurricular activities.

  • Our Readers Write

    Who really pays the costs for sports fields?
    Editor:
    The Nov. 24 article about the master-plan finalist contained the following message: “Sports teams that use park-maintained soccer fields will be asked to bear 50 percent of the upkeep costs.” Does anyone see what’s wrong with this idea? Don’t we already pay ALL of the costs? If not, then who is?
    John Rybon
    Kittredge

  • Holiday’s true meaning not measured in sales 

    In the classic cartoon “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Charlie Brown writes a letter to Santa as his sister, Sally, dictates. “Please note the size and color of each item,” she says, “and send as many as possible. If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself: Just send money. How about tens and twenties?” Rolling his eyes in disgust, Charlie Brown laments the commercialism that has crept into Christmas.

  • EPRD choice is key to our future

    By Linda Kirkpatrick