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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    10th Mountain event was inspiring
    Editor:
    Facing the uncertainty of how a new event might go over in Evergreen, Western Business Forum president Russ Campbell organized an event at the Evergreen Lake House on Wednesday, June 8. The evening event was a presentation of 10th Mountain Division history and involvement, and presenters included three generations of 10th Mountain Division trained men.

  • Front-runners, please step to the rear

    Chris Romer joined a fairly exclusive club last week. Along with Dale Tooley, Norm Early and Ari Zavaras, he’s now one of the can’t-miss front-runners for Denver mayor who fell to lesser-known opponents each of the last four times the office was truly up for grabs.

  • The smell of scandal at Elk Creek

    Where there's smoke, there's fire.

  • Our Readers Write

    Evergreen Country Day School is a hidden gem
    Editor:
    Did you know we have a wonderful, independent school right here in Evergreen?
    I did not until last year. It is hard to imagine such a beautiful school in our own mountain area. It is deserving of more local news coverage. We moved here six years ago with our then-5-year-old son and spoke to many people. No one ever mentioned Evergreen Country Day. Since then, it has moved to a fabulous, inspiring facility behind Home Depot and has grown to 200-plus students.

  • Did freedom or government come first?

    I recently overheard a conversation that went something like this: “Where does the right to free speech come from?” “The right to free speech,” came the reply, “was given to us by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”
    Is that accurate? Would our founders have agreed with that formulation? Take a closer look at the language of the First amendment itself: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.”

  • Just woofing: Barking is a bear

    The hills are alive with the sound of barking dogs. Warm weather is surely upon us. The windows are open, the smells are fresh, but the sounds can be awful if you live in a neighborhood where people harbor bored or unhappy pets.
    Reading on the interwebs, you’ll learn there are three types of people who accommodate barking dogs: the uninformed, the lazy and reluctant, and the malicious and recalcitrant. Hmmm, could one of these be you?
    Hi Sparky. There you are again.

  • Our Readers Write

    Signs at elementary school were informative, helpful
    Editor:
    I’ve been cogitating for a time on the “Post No Signs” directive that has appeared on the West Jeff Elementary School fence. People posted signs about community events and removed them within reasonable time after their events finished. Those signs provided a great community “bulletin board.” The signs, invariably, were well made. Nothing crude or propagandistic was placed.

  • Spend now, or spend more later

    When I first started working, some of the best advice I ever got was, “Don’t let the urgent get in the way of the important.” Over the years, that idiom has helped me to step back and think about long-term priorities, immediate needs and how they should be balanced and prioritized.