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Today's Opinions

  • Speaking out against hate, intolerance

    In response to the Charlottesville tragedy, a friend of mine who recently attended a Colorado Rockies game the same night we did lamented the fact that we can come together in support of sports teams, but continue to be so split when it comes to the future of our country. He also wondered why after over 150 years since the end of the Civil War that statues of Confederate figures have become so controversial now.

  • Our Readers Write

    Trump’s decision detrimental to the United States
    Editor:
    This is in response to Mr. Akin’s letter from Aug. 16. I could not disagree with you more, sir.
    All the things that Greg Dobbs referred to are true, and the only person who should be apologizing for them is President Trump, who has himself by his actions and words demeaned the office of the president more than anyone thought possible.

  • A nuclear N. Korea wouldn’t be easy to endure

    Evergreen’s connections to the big news stories of recent days— troops in Afghanistan, terrorism in Barcelona, racism in Charlottesville, confrontation with North Korea— are indistinct. But with North Korea warning Sunday of “the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war,” confrontation is back. And so is belligerence. And so is the nuclear menace. Evergreen isn’t likely in North Korea’s crosshairs. But if the confrontation turns uncontrollable, all of us could be the losers.

  • We, the people, made a poor hiring decision
  • Our Readers Write

    Evergreen Jazz Festival is a premier event
    Editor:

    Following the 16th edition of the Evergreen Jazz Festival, I am moved to write you and through your publication reach your readers in our community. I am a resident of Genesee and previously a resident of St. Mary’s. The Evergreen Jazz Festival is well-known to jazz fans across the U.S. because it is one of the premier festivals of its kind in North America. I think perhaps it is not as well-known here in Evergreen.

  • Opening of a new school year

    Dr. Brenda Krage, Platte Canyon School District

    For teachers, principals and school staff, August is a busy time of year. It’s also exciting as we prepare to open a new school year. At Platte Canyon School District, the floors are polished, the buses have been serviced, teachers have ordered their supplies and technology is ready to go. We are ready to welcome all of our students and families to the 2017-18 school year.

  • Investing in our children — immigrants and all

    The most important renewable resource that we can access is children. Our ability to provide education and training for future generations is the single biggest thing we can do to adequately prepare ourselves for the future.

  • School year brings about change, hope

    Tomorrow — Thursday, Aug. 17, as you read this — is the first day of school in Jefferson County, and my wife and I know it all too well. Goodbye, sleeping in until the weekend comes.
    OK, it’s not that bad. I don’t get that much sleep as it is. But with two school-aged children — one still in elementary school and another a year away from high school (gulp!) — the next nine months will be an assortment of running around to get kids to and from where they need to be, juggling homework assignments and finding that work-life balance.