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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Our Readers Write

    Memories of Ross Grimes
    Editor:

  • Remembering an indomitable spirit

    By Ryan Ward
    As I stand fly-fishing in the South Platte River, I feel a spirit come upon me.
    At that very moment, Collin Backowski of Pine Junction was buried beneath a block of ice on Mount Hood that was as deadly as it was emblematic of the beauty that life has to offer. What I felt while standing in the river had to have been the light that sustained his being. His desire to explore the unknown took him to that fatal moment, one that literally took his breath away.

  • Our Readers Write

    Cloud-based data storage won’t be safe for Jeffco students
    Editor: