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Today's Opinions

  • Speaking out against hate, intolerance

    In response to the Charlottesville tragedy, a friend of mine who recently attended a Colorado Rockies game the same night we did lamented the fact that we can come together in support of sports teams, but continue to be so split when it comes to the future of our country. He also wondered why after over 150 years since the end of the Civil War that statues of Confederate figures have become so controversial now.

  • Globalization versus America first and foremost
  • Our Readers Write

    Weeds pulled at Evergreen Lake
    Editor:
    I hope that visitors to Evergreen Lake notice that the noxious weed population around the lake has been slashed. Thanks to the leadership of Heart Cameron, Brad Bednar and other EPRD employees, a sizable cadre of volunteers spent last Thursday and Friday pulling and bagging weeds. It was hot but satisfying work.
    Controlling noxious weeds enhances the beauty of the lake and improves habitat for our native plants and wildlife.
    Thank you, EPRD and all of the hard-working volunteers.

  • We, the people, made a poor hiring decision
  • A nuclear N. Korea wouldn’t be easy to endure

    Evergreen’s connections to the big news stories of recent days— troops in Afghanistan, terrorism in Barcelona, racism in Charlottesville, confrontation with North Korea— are indistinct. But with North Korea warning Sunday of “the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war,” confrontation is back. And so is belligerence. And so is the nuclear menace. Evergreen isn’t likely in North Korea’s crosshairs. But if the confrontation turns uncontrollable, all of us could be the losers.

  • Our Readers Write

    Trump’s decision detrimental to the United States
    Editor:
    This is in response to Mr. Akin’s letter from Aug. 16. I could not disagree with you more, sir.
    All the things that Greg Dobbs referred to are true, and the only person who should be apologizing for them is President Trump, who has himself by his actions and words demeaned the office of the president more than anyone thought possible.

  • 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.