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Today's Opinions

  • Colorado still has hope of consensus

    In what was arguably the best election night for Republicans since 1994, Colorado’s reputation as a very purple state has remained intact.

    Republicans made huge gains across the country. They picked up at least seven seats, including Colorado’s, in the U.S. Senate to take control of that body. They increased their majority in the U.S. House by at least 10 seats. They won several governor races, and Republican governors will now be in place in 31 states. They achieved significant gains in state legislatures around the country.

  • Courage, grace and no self-promotion

    Olli Maatta, a 20-year-old hockey player from Finland, was living the dream. A year ago, he broke into the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup as a teenager and became one of their regular defensemen, and he was widely recognized as being among the National Hockey League’s top rookies.

  • An honor and privilege to serve Jeffco residents

    By Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink

    As my term in office approaches its final days, I’m experiencing a great deal of personal reflection. I’m sure everyone goes through a similar process of recounting how they reacted to a situation or event, sorting out in their mind if they could have done something different — while recalling the successes and failures along the way.

  • COURIER ENDORSEMENT: For Evergreen, Doyle is the right HD25 pick

    House District 25, with Evergreen and Conifer at its center, has long been distinguished by distinguished representatives at the state Capitol.

    From John Witwer to his son Rob, and to the current incumbent, Cheri Gerou, our district has enjoyed more than a decade of dedicated, thoughtful and reasoned representation in the state House.

    But while the Witwers and Gerou are Republicans, the Courier would like to strongly recommend that voters in the November election send Democrat Janet Doyle of Evergreen to the legislature.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Six former HD25 legislators endorse Keyser

    Editor:

    As residents of House District 25 and as current and former members of the Colorado House of Representatives and Colorado Senate, we are writing to add our voices to the growing number of people in our community who are proudly supporting Jon Keyser for Colorado state representative.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Six former HD25 legislators endorse Keyser

    Editor:

    As residents of House District 25 and as current and former members of the Colorado House of Representatives and Colorado Senate, we are writing to add our voices to the growing number of people in our community who are proudly supporting Jon Keyser for Colorado state representative.

  • Ellie’s legacy: Pay it forward, or pay it back

    Out of life¹s worst moments can come life¹s best lessons.

    I’ve seen that at every natural disaster I’ve ever covered, where someone who just lost virtually every personal possession short of the shirt off his back still can manage to voice some variation of, “At least my family is safe, and that’s really all that matters.”

    Well, I just saw that spirit in spades at the restaurant across from Evergreen Lake called Willow Creek. The couple who own it, Kristopher and Curtis Lincoln, lost their daughter more than a decade ago.

  • Gay marriage arrives quietly, but appropriately

    Early in the afternoon of the first Monday in October (the day the Supreme Court convenes each year for its new term), I got an e-mail from House Speaker Mark Ferrandino titled “Love Wins.” It announced that the Supreme Court had declined to hear any of the marriage equality cases from various courts of appeals and that Attorney General John Suthers had announced he would take steps to clear the way for gay marriage in Colorado.