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Today's Opinions

  • The reason for the season

    I recently read that 42 percent of Americans join the annual tradition of Black Friday, flooding malls and big-box stores to get a jump on the holiday shopping season. Many start well before the sun rises, standing in lines to take advantage of special deals for early risers.
    I don’t exactly remember when the term “Black Friday” entered the American vernacular, but it wasn’t long ago. Now, it’s heard as often as other words that enjoy a much longer tradition — words like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Our Readers Write

    Vote on short-term rentals ignored constituents
    Editor:
    A majority of publicly mentioned opinion was against short-term rentals. The Jeffco Planning Commission recommendation was against short-term rentals.
    So the county commissioners voted in favor of them? Was this a philosophical or monetary expression? It certainly does not appear to be a constituent-driven conclusion.
    Elisabeth M. Patterson
    Evergreen

  • Bergen traffic light critical to pedestrian safety

    By Rocky Graziano

  • 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.