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Today's Opinions

  • For Coloradans, a day for giving

    Now that we’re into the holiday season and near the end of the year, many Coloradans are preparing to make a large part of their charitable gifts for 2011. For the second year in a row, we have the opportunity to make many of those gifts through Colorado Gives Day.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    A letter of thanks to Evergreen on Thanksgiving
    Editor:
    In this economy it is sometimes difficult to come up with something for which we are or should be thankful. Living in Evergreen, however, makes thankfulness an easy task. We are blessed to live in this community. Last week proved this to be so true.

  • Partisanship is our true enemy

    When Abraham Lincoln took to the podium on March 4, 1861, to deliver his first inaugural address, his country stood on the threshold of war. The divisions that had festered since the founding era now threatened to erupt into open conflict over the issue of slavery.
    Yet Lincoln, who was far from neutral on the great question of his time, chose to use this occasion to sound a peaceful note.

  • State hiring reforms worth a look

    Gov. John Hickenlooper seems ready to take a bite out of one of the bigger issues for a chief executive in Colorado. He announced earlier this month that he’s begun to look at options to reform Colorado’s state personnel system.

  • An alma mater in disgrace

    I spent four of the best years of my life at Penn State University.

  • Our Readers Write

    Evergreen residents quick to help
    Editor:
    Spending time in Evergreen is like going back in time for me … to my childhood where neighbors were family and rallied to help one another.
    On a recent Saturday, the people of Evergreen did just that. While riding your beautiful trails, I fell from my horse and was unable to get to my feet.

  • Let’s cut first, then tax later

    Last week, Colorado voters roundly rejected a slate of proposed tax increases. The largest of these, Proposition 103, would have raised state income taxes from the current 4.63 percent to 5 percent for five years. Had it passed, the state legislature would have decided how to spend the proceeds on education.
    Voters said “no” by nearly a two-to-one margin.

  • Our Readers Write

    Library board expresses regret for possible open-meetings violations
    Editor:
    In a recent Columbine Courier article by Emile Hallez and Doug Bell, the story pointed out that the Jeffco Library Board of Trustees may have made mistakes in invoking executive sessions to discuss the potential recruitment of a new executive director.