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Today's Opinions

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Vote for Pete Weir, a DA with integrity, compassion

    Editor:

    It is both my privilege and honor to support Pete Weir for re-election as Jeffco’s district attorney. I first met Pete in the darkest days following Jessica Ridgeway’s kidnapping and homicide, and I witnessed first hand Pete’s leadership and compassion, as well as his unwavering resolve in the pursuit of justice for Jessica.

  • Cultural tax comes back to mountain area

    Do you even bend down to pick up a penny anymore when you spot one on the street?

    I do, because my father taught me that if I don’t, it means I no longer appreciate the value of money. After all these years, although the buying power of a penny has been devalued to almost nothing, the lesson hasn’t.

    But many of you probably don’t pick up that paltry penny anymore, and I don’t blame you. Although it never bought much, it used to buy something. Now, it’s hard to think of anything you get for a single brass penny.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Why does Jeffco Public Schools need 3A and 3B?

    Editor:

    The short answer:

    Our kids need quality educational facilities and resources.

    The long answer:

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Why does Jeffco Public Schools need 3A and 3B?

    Editor:

    The short answer:

    Our kids need quality educational facilities and resources.

    The long answer:

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    A response to article on school district mill levy/bond

    Editor:

    A response to the Aug. 31 article by Sal Christ:

    The article mentions nothing of last year’s countywide property assessment increase of approximately 8 percent for 2014 and the anticipated increase of approximately 10 percent next year for 2016.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    A response to article on school district mill levy/bond

    Editor:

    A response to the Aug. 31 article by Sal Christ:

    The article mentions nothing of last year’s countywide property assessment increase of approximately 8 percent for 2014 and the anticipated increase of approximately 10 percent next year for 2016.

  • Time for us to reclaim nominating process

    In all presidential elections, there are voters who have unfavorable opinions of both candidates. In 1996 it was 7 percent; then 5 percent in 2000, 6 percent in 2004, and 5 percent in 2012. This time the number is 35 percent. Wow, that’s over a third of voters who are not impressed with either candidate. In fact, I predict that a record number of Americans will vote for someone other than the candidates nominated by the two parties. So the big question is, how did we nominate two candidates we don’t like and who aren’t likely to get our vote?

  • Don’t vote to change rules for primaries

    Upon resigning from the Friar’s Club, Groucho Marx famously said, “I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.” That reasoning seems to be consistent with two ballot measures before us this fall concerning primary elections.