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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    Who really pays the costs for sports fields?
    Editor:
    The Nov. 24 article about the master-plan finalist contained the following message: “Sports teams that use park-maintained soccer fields will be asked to bear 50 percent of the upkeep costs.” Does anyone see what’s wrong with this idea? Don’t we already pay ALL of the costs? If not, then who is?
    John Rybon
    Kittredge

  • Holiday’s true meaning not measured in sales 

    In the classic cartoon “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Charlie Brown writes a letter to Santa as his sister, Sally, dictates. “Please note the size and color of each item,” she says, “and send as many as possible. If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself: Just send money. How about tens and twenties?” Rolling his eyes in disgust, Charlie Brown laments the commercialism that has crept into Christmas.

  • EPRD choice is key to our future

    By Linda Kirkpatrick

  • Our Readers Write

    Museum says thanks for Hank’s article
    Editor:
    The volunteers and board of the Humphrey Museum are most grateful for the very heartfelt article written by Hank Alderfer. We appreciate this tribute to the museum and love the Alderfer family photos, which we had never before seen.

  • Flying by the seat of TSA junk

    By now you’ve probably read or heard a story about the invasive policies of the TSA. Here’s another example of manipulation by the financial elite. Struggling to understand how the minds of these afflicted affluenzas work, I am wont to admit their incredible success. The entire country has been brought to its underwear by the likes of Michael Chernoff, George Soros and many other CEOs and lobbyists.

  • State’s budget writers in bind

    2011 will be one tough year for legislative budget writers in Colorado. To begin, they will face one of the toughest budget years in our state’s history. Add to that the fact that split control of the legislature means the Joint Budget Committee will be made up of three Republicans and three Democrats. And if that’s not enough of a challenge, the six members of the JBC will have three cumulative years of experience on the budget panel.

  • Our Readers Write

    Registry can help in ALS research
    Editor:
    Combat operations are over in Iraq, declared President Obama earlier this year. So the Iraq war has ended. Our troops have returned home. But what the American public doesn’t know is that for some veterans, the war has just begun.

  • Wildlife management fosters healthier herds

    By Kristine Newkirk

    In response to those who see no harm in what they view as idyllic, grazing elk pacifically eating their mums, I say it is time to recognize the very real harm we are inflicting on the elk population in our area if we take no action to manage the herds. The ecology in Evergreen is out of balance. Closer human and herd interaction is creating a breeding ground for aggressive elk behavior that puts people in harm’s way. The health of the elk population is also at risk as larger herds become more susceptible to the spread of disease.