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Today's Opinions

  • Wildlife management fosters healthier herds

    By Kristine Newkirk

    In response to those who see no harm in what they view as idyllic, grazing elk pacifically eating their mums, I say it is time to recognize the very real harm we are inflicting on the elk population in our area if we take no action to manage the herds. The ecology in Evergreen is out of balance. Closer human and herd interaction is creating a breeding ground for aggressive elk behavior that puts people in harm’s way. The health of the elk population is also at risk as larger herds become more susceptible to the spread of disease.

  • Wealthiest 5% must come to the rescue

    Given the recession, the amount of money spent on the recent election was particularly obscene. Colorado was a magnet for single-issue outside groups with undisclosed donors. One House race fetched $3.5 million! The total projected cost of this election is more than $4 billion, $3 billion of which was spent at radio and TV stations. Republicans outspent Democrats 7 to 1.
    The very rich are buying influence while the rest of us numb ourselves with screen time. Recently I looked in on Ralph Nader — on my computer screen, of course.

  • It’s time to rescue higher ed

    As Colorado has sunk further and further into economic distress, the biggest losers have been public institutions of higher education, the students who need to be educated and the employers who need an educated workforce. There is now a plan to address the problem, and Coloradans must come together to support it.

  • Our Readers Write

    Humphrey Museum story failed to recognize dedicated volunteers
    Editor:
    Having just read the article by Vicky Gits in the Oct. 27 edition of the Canyon Courier regarding the Humphrey Museum, I have two questions: How did Ms. Gits article help the Humphrey Museum, and was anyone else as dismayed as I was at the negative tone of her article?

  • Excessive growth boosts fire danger

    By Mike Coffman

  • Dem infrastructure offsets GOP

    The negative ads are gone, the hype has died and the election is (finally) over. The expected GOP wave indeed swept across the country, bringing Republican majorities in the U.S. House and in statehouses across the country.
    Back in Colorado, however, the wave was muted. To be sure, Republicans picked up two congressional seats, the state House of Representatives and two statewide offices (treasurer and secretary of state).

  • Our Readers Write

    Anderson family says thanks
    Editor:
    Our family would like to extend to the people of Evergreen our thanks for their support, cards and wishes when our dad passed away. He will be missed deeply by us and all of the friends he touched over the years. This community has always pulled together to help each other when times are hard.

  • Political ads dwelled on the negative

    If you’ve seen the political advertising that has now mercifully ended with the culmination of this year’s election cycle, you could easily be left with the belief that anyone who runs for political office in Colorado is an immoral opportunist seeking to destroy life as we know it.