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Today's Opinions

  • School year brings about change, hope

    Tomorrow — Thursday, Aug. 17, as you read this — is the first day of school in Jefferson County, and my wife and I know it all too well. Goodbye, sleeping in until the weekend comes.
    OK, it’s not that bad. I don’t get that much sleep as it is. But with two school-aged children — one still in elementary school and another a year away from high school (gulp!) — the next nine months will be an assortment of running around to get kids to and from where they need to be, juggling homework assignments and finding that work-life balance.

  • Investing in our children — immigrants and all

    The most important renewable resource that we can access is children. Our ability to provide education and training for future generations is the single biggest thing we can do to adequately prepare ourselves for the future.

  • Opening of a new school year

    Dr. Brenda Krage, Platte Canyon School District

    For teachers, principals and school staff, August is a busy time of year. It’s also exciting as we prepare to open a new school year. At Platte Canyon School District, the floors are polished, the buses have been serviced, teachers have ordered their supplies and technology is ready to go. We are ready to welcome all of our students and families to the 2017-18 school year.

  • Our Readers Write

    Evergreen Jazz Festival is a premier event
    Editor:

    Following the 16th edition of the Evergreen Jazz Festival, I am moved to write you and through your publication reach your readers in our community. I am a resident of Genesee and previously a resident of St. Mary’s. The Evergreen Jazz Festival is well-known to jazz fans across the U.S. because it is one of the premier festivals of its kind in North America. I think perhaps it is not as well-known here in Evergreen.

  • Heaven help us when it comes to Trump

    Greg Dobbs

    I have to vent.
    Many columnists across this country write volumes about the undignified, unprincipled, unbalanced, untruthful — and sometimes just flat-out unbelievable — nature of Donald Trump.

  • Our Readers Write

    One reason why opioid crisis exists
    Editor:
    In February, I quite the opiates and other meds I had been taking for 20 years to control my chronic pain.
    I have a long history of spinal issues, mostly cervical, which has resulted in eight neck surgeries, the last one an Occipital Cervical Fusion on Sept. 15. I am not totally fused fromC-7 to the skull — a curved bar bolts my head to my spine.

  • Evergreen: The making of a ghost town

    Linda Kirkpatrick

  • The shaping of a journalist, staff

    I woke up Saturday morning to the news of the passing of Jim Vance. Who you may ask? Let me explain.
    Vance, for as long as I can remember, was the news anchor for NBC4, the local affiliate in Washington, D.C. The 75-year-old started at WRC-TV in 1969, two years before I was born. He was one of the first African-Americans to sit in the news anchor chair. No, he doesn’t have a nationally recognizable name like Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather or Peter Jennings, but he was a staple in Washington, D.C., television news.