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Today's Opinions

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Support for the slate of five board hopefuls

    Editor:

    As an educator for the past 37 years, the local and national agendas that surround our school environments are near and dear to my heart. Thus, I feel compelled to convey the importance of the Jefferson County school board election.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Thanks for help with ALS fund-raiser

    Editor:

    I just wanted to say what a wonderful community we have at CrossFit Evergreen. On a recent Saturday, CrossFit graciously hosted an ALS fund-raiser in memory of my brother-in-law Stephen Streett. Through sweat and laughter and tears, we raised more than $5,000 for ALS research at the Robert Packard Center.

  • More than a game, nothing less than life

    Few things are more important to our four newspapers than coverage of high school sports, and few journalists could have brought that coverage to our readers more completely or competently than Michael Hicks. But after five years, Michael is leaving his post as sports editor at Evergreen Newspapers for his next challenge at the Boulder Daily Camera, and that paper is beyond lucky to have him.

  • A painful lesson: Jeffco’s third rail

    I’ve been planning for weeks to offer my thoughts on the controversy surrounding the Jeffco school district. And I’ve also been procrastinating for weeks. Of late, our politically polarized school system has become the third rail of local politics — touch it, and you die.

    A phone call last week from a loyal reader stirred me from my inertia (some would say cowardice). The gentleman raised several good questions about our recent coverage and, as a result, helped me organize my own thoughts. He should call daily.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Shooting of bear cubs was an irresponsible act

    Editor:

  • Vote yes on tax increase for Jeffco library

    The last time the Jeffco Public Library saw a tax increase, the Internet was still a gleam in Al Gore’s eye. Nor had DVDs been invented. E-books? Forget it. “Portable” computers that didn’t result in a hernia? Surely you jest.

    In fact, the last time our library saw a boost in taxpayer support was some 29 years ago, and since then in Jefferson County, demand for services that the library offers has exploded:

    • The county’s population has grown by 130,000 people.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Shooting bear cubs in residential area was not responsible

    Editor:

    The man who shot the cubs should know better than to fire his gun in a neighborhood. Now these poor cubs are dead.

    I had a bear try to get into my garbage this morning. He was a very big boy. I just shined the flashlight on him and told him to move along, and he did.  

    This man should know better, living in Evergreen among wildlife, that you have to keep your garbage secure.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Thanks for help with Evergreen Kids Triathlon

    Editor:

    Thank you to Shana Peterson, Jamie Corbin and Kristina Halstead for your assistance setting up the Evergreen Kids Triathlon.

    Thanks, Denise, Cindy and the front-desk staff for running rosters, registering participants, answering questions, etc. It was very much appreciated.