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Today's Opinions

  • There’s one ticket to Congress: money

    Editor’s note: This column is the third installment in a four-part series looking at the divisiveness in the U.S. Congress and offering possible solutions.

    I ask you to imagine that you are thinking about running to become a legislator, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Perhaps you have had a successful career, and you want to “give back” by serving your home district and your country. It’s a “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” thought you are having.

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    Thanks to the deputies who apprehended carjacking suspect

    Editor:

    I just want to say thank you to the Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies who apprehended and subdued a heavily armed carjacking suspect last week on Interstate 70.

    As the video shows, deputies risked their own safety for the sake of their fellow citizens. I’m sure you guys would say you were just doing your jobs, but that doesn’t make this community any less grateful. Thank you again.

    Rob Witwer, Genesee

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    Thanks to the deputies who apprehended carjacking suspect

    Editor:

    I just want to say thank you to the Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies who apprehended and subdued a heavily armed carjacking suspect last week on Interstate 70.

    As the video shows, deputies risked their own safety for the sake of their fellow citizens. I’m sure you guys would say you were just doing your jobs, but that doesn’t make this community any less grateful. Thank you again.

    Rob Witwer, Genesee

  • Same-sex marriage coming to Colorado

    When I was a junior at Steamboat Springs High School in 1975, there was a huge controversy when the Boulder County clerk began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. It was a national story, but it was really big news in Steamboat, as the clerk had grown up there and her father was the longtime clerk in our county.

  • COMMUNITY VOICES: Legacy Fund is transparent, beneficial

    By Dean Dalvit

    It was disheartening to see George Long’s seemingly accusatory letter in last week’s Courier. I was surprised that Mr. Long was unable to find any information about the Downtown Evergreen Economic District and its voluntary 1 percent fund-raising program, the Evergreen Legacy Fund, before writing his letter. However, he poses excellent questions, and we are happy to respond. It’s always good to remind the community about what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. So, to answer each of Mr. Long’s questions:

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    Thanks for permitting memorial at the rodeo grounds

    Editor:

    We would like to thank Bob Benefiel, Dave Marshall and the PRCA family for allowing us to bring our brother/father, David Miles, back to his roots in rodeo when we held a memorial at the Evergreen rodeo arena this past weekend.

    David got his start in this very arena 45 years ago starting at mutton bustin’/little britches, then finishing as a bull rider.

    Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

    Barbara Miles, daughter

  • El Paso turned the tide for Beauprez

    Leading up to the Republican gubernatorial primary June 24, the Colorado Springs Gazette ran an editorial May 19 urging candidates Mike Kopp and Scott Gessler to drop out of the race to ensure that Bob Beauprez would win the nomination over Tom Tancredo. The Gazette argued that Tancredo was not a viable candidate in the general election and that Gov. John Hickenlooper’s re-election would be a sure thing if Tancredo became the Republican nominee.

  • The political deck is stacked against voters

    Editor’s note: This column is the second installment in a four-part series that will look at the divisiveness in the U.S. Congress and offer possible solutions.

    By Jim Rohrer

    Have you ever participated in any type of athletic contest in which you feel that the deck is stacked against you or your team? Maybe your opponent’s advantage is technically within the rules, but something about the advantage seems unfair. Someone pushed the rules to the limit.