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Today's Opinions

  • Time to support local businesses

    By Judy Johnson Berna

  • Our Readers Write

    Evergreen Audubon is working to educate lake visitors on conservation
    Editor:

  • On Syria, I’ll trust the experts

    When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his country’s citizens, killing more than 1,400 people, including defenseless children, he crossed a line for most Americans. While there is still much consternation over whether a military response is appropriate and, if so, how we limit our exposure and don’t get sucked into another seemingly endless intervention, there seems to be some consensus that the act of gassing innocents in Syria deserves a response.

  • Our Readers Write

    Business owner voices support for EPRD
    Editor:
    I am writing as a business owner and resident of Evergreen in response to John Watson’s Community Voices opinion column in last week’s Courier.
    My husband and I have lived in Evergreen for 34 years. In 1979 we bought the Highland Haven Motel (now Inn), and we have personally and professionally made use of and been involved with our EPRD offerings continually since that time.

  • InBloom concerns need attention

    By Paula Noonan
    Jeffco schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson is traveling across the county to discuss various Jeffco education initiatives. One program, a large information technology pilot project called inBloom, will collect, store and distribute personal student data on off-site Amazon “cloud” servers managed by non-district employees.
    Information will include, at least, student ID number, name, address, test scores, demographic information, grades, assessments and some medical  information.

  • Overuse of Lake Park a disservice to community

    By John E. Watson
    The mission of the Evergreen Park & Recreation District is to improve the quality of life of the Evergreen community by providing a wide range of excellent, financially responsible park and recreation amenities and programs while maintaining and enhancing the area’s mountain character.

  • Our Readers Write

    Panel is working to evaluate inBloom database for district
    Editor:
    I sit on the Jeffco School District Data Advisory Management Council with information technology experts from businesses across Jeffco as well as parents and teachers. We are investigating, testing and advising the district on the potential need for and safety of a new way to organize the extensive amounts of information that Jeffco staff must gather to effectively serve our kids.

  • Secessionists have seceded from reality

    After spending two months trying to come up with a single argument that there is any reason for 10 counties in northeast Colorado to form the state of Northern Colorado, I’ve come up with a reason. It’s not particularly compelling, but it’s something. They’ve already got their state university. The university in Greeley is called the University of Northern Colorado.