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Today's Opinions

  • Make your voice heard in school board election

    Here we go again! There are three seats up for grabs on the Jefferson County Board of Education, and as was the case two years ago when the other two seats on the board were filled, no incumbents are running for re-election. And as also was the case the last time we elected school board members in Jefferson County, there are stark differences between the candidates.

  • Of mice, men and the end of the republic

    The flooding that hit Evergreen and parts of Jefferson and Clear Creek counties on Friday the 13th in September presented our four newspapers with the same challenge we face on a daily basis: Trying to cover stories that often overwhelm our resources in their scope and impact.

  • Our Readers Write

    Lamontagne would bring spirit of collaboration to school board
    Editor:
    I am relieved to see Jeff Lamontagne on the ballot for the Jeffco school board. With the federal government shutdown and the recent recall elections in Colorado, I am happy to see a Jeffco school board election coming next month. As with all elections, we as voters should be thoughtful of our candidates before the election and not two years into their term.

  • Tax measures on ballot merit yes vote

    Colorado voters are faced with two tax questions on this November’s ballot. One will impose sales and excise taxes on our newly legalized recreational marijuana industry, and the other will increase our state income tax to provide additional revenues for preschool through 12th-grade education. They both deserve our support.

  • Our Readers Write

    Government shutdown didn’t stop me from seeing the national parks
    Editor:
    I was depressed that I could not go to Rocky Mountain National Park to see the colors change today. Instead, I headed down the hill to Denver and saw a great gallery show at David Cook Galleries featuring America’s national parks.

  • Congress needs to hear citizens’ voices

    Is there anyone who is not fed up with Congress? We have a government shutdown, and a more serious crisis looms if Congress doesn’t come to some agreement about extending the debt limit.

  • Our Readers Write

    Lamontagne the right choice for Jeffco school board
    Editor:
    I attended the Jeffco school board candidate forum in Evergreen to get a better feel for the qualifications and opinions of the candidates with regard to the issues our county is facing. District 2 candidate Jeff Lamontagne demonstrated that he would bring a balanced voice and a long-term, solutions-oriented commitment to the Jeffco school board.

  • District needs civility to bloom

    An early giant in the journalism trade was fond of saying that practically every political story boils down to two issues: conflict and cash.
    And while our members of Congress continue to clash over cash, the Jeffco school district is cramming our news columns with conflict, both ideological and, now, physical.
    The months-long controversy over the district’s plan to test the inBloom system for storing student information boiled over last week when shoving broke out between a resident and two district staff members at a school board meeting.