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Today's Opinions

  • Closed dog park a victim of its success

    It never seemed like the rules were that important to a lot of people who used the Evergreen Bark Park. Dog waste was routinely left and not picked up.  Some people put the waste into plastic bags and then left the bags on the ground. When the parking lots were full, people routinely parked along the street, often right next to no parking signs. Other people didn’t use leashes when they took their dogs from their cars to the designated off-leash areas.

  • Our Readers Write

    No more prescribed burns
    Editor:

    Regarding the five-year anniversary article on the Lower North Fork Fire: Nothing pro or con on prescribed burns was said. In my opinion, there ought to be a law against prescribed burns.
    Three people would still be alive and 23 houses still lived in off Kuehster Road near Conifer. I have lived down on Foxton Road for the past 50-plus years, building our home in 1964.
    Down with prescribed burns forever!
    Harlen Jim Helker
    Conifer

  • The rise of a great American icon: Sears

    If you have been in a Sears store in the last few years, you could tell that the end was near for the 130-year-old retail giant.
    The saying “all good things come to an end” also applies to iconic companies. I remember my first day working for Sears starting as a trainee. I had resigned my commission as an Air Force officer to begin a retail career. I was certain I was doing the right thing.

  • Keeping the spirit of reading alive and well

    John Newkirk

  • Gorsuch deserves Senate confirmation

    Donald Trump should not have been able to nominate a Supreme Court justice in the opening days of his presidency. It was unconscionable that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican colleagues didn’t give Merrick Garland a hearing where he would have proven that he was imminently qualified to serve on the high court and earned confirmation.

  • Trump’s proposed budget just doesn’t add up

    Greg Dobbs

  • Helping the healthcare system get well

    I hate to say it, but all the discussion about repealing and replacing Obamacare is like rearranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic. Insurance premiums are just following the costs generated by the way healthcare is practiced in this country. So whether we replace the act or leave it as is until we change the way medicine is practiced in America the costs will be high.

  • Washington needs a win/win mentality

    I can’t remember precisely when I first read Steven R. Covey’s 1987 bestselling book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The book changed the way I view life and success. As I look at the number of addresses in my Amazon account, I can see that I have sent the book to lots of people who I thought could benefit from its wisdom.