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Today's Opinions

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Thanks for help with Evergreen Kids Triathlon

    Editor:

    Thank you to Shana Peterson, Jamie Corbin and Kristina Halstead for your assistance setting up the Evergreen Kids Triathlon.

    Thanks, Denise, Cindy and the front-desk staff for running rosters, registering participants, answering questions, etc. It was very much appreciated.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    People have spoken: Witt, Newkirk and Williams should be recalled

    Editor:

    I am an 81-year-old great-grandmother, and I have grandchildren attending Jefferson County schools. I do not like the waste of money that might be going to challenge the recall of the three Board of Education members. More than twice the required signatures were gathered, which shows the voters’ support for the recall.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Be an informed voter in recall election

    Editor:

    Marion and Jim Dries wrote in a recent letter that folks should seek the truth before voting in the school board recall election. A very good way to do that would be to check out two websites: freedomforeducation.com and jeffcoeducationtruth.com.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    School board recall is really about control by teachers union

    Editor:

    The discussion of the three school board recall petitions in the Times illustrates the stated reasons for the recall but makes no reference to the real reason, which can be stated in a few words: Not controlled by teachers union. This simpler wording on the petitions and ballots might not have impressed the secretary of state or voters, but would have the virtue of honesty.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Recall elections waste money, diminish importance of regular elections

    Editor:

    Not long ago we had a recall election for the Evergreen Fire Protection District board over a capital improvements decision. Now, another disaffected group of citizens is asking for a recall election to be held to remove the conservative bloc on the Jeffco school board. In both cases, the primary issues are associated with policy decisions, not malfeasance in office.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Keep your distance from the elk

    Editor:

    On June 15, a YouTube video was posted of an elk chasing a man and his dog while he was running around Evergreen Lake. Locals in Evergreen are accustomed to being around elk. We see them often. They are peaceful animals. We all coexist together. That is, when we keep our distance.

  • Primary system disenfranchises voters
  • At Jeffco Schools, real-life civics lessons

    Jefferson County students got a real-life lesson in civil disobedience last September when school board member Julie Williams suggested that a curriculum review committee be established that would, among other things, look into Advance Placement U.S. history classes with direction that “materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law.”