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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    ‘Controlled’ burn was criminally negligent
    Editor:
    I’m outraged! And you, as a member of the greater Conifer community, should be too after recent events. Of course I’m referring to the fire that at the time of this writing has destroyed 27 homes and killed three people.

  • Our Readers Write

    Commissioners failed to protect property owners in OK’ing AMI expansion
    Editor:

  • I’ll always be a Tim Tebow fan

    Yes, I understand. Peyton Manning is a four-time MVP, a Super Bowl winner, and a sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famer. He commands a game like nobody else. Even when he’s just at 75 percent, he’s still better than everybody else. And by all accounts, he’s an even better man off the field than on it. It’s great to have him in Denver.
    But I’m still going to miss Tim Tebow.

  • School board seeks input on budget questions

    While there are many opinions about how we should educate our children in Jefferson County, we can all agree on one underlying principle — we care about our children, and we want the best for them.
    Jeffco schools have struggled over the last three years to manage more than $60 million in state funding cuts without hurting kids. We have reduced costs, closed under-enrolled schools, trimmed staff, streamlined administration and cut compensation.

  • Many in the community still need help

    When the going gets tough, the tough get going. No, relax, I’m not going to ply you with Lombardi-isms this week, but when I saw pleas for help from two area nonprofits in the last week, I found myself thinking about the need for us to dig down and support people in need in our community. It made me think of the kind of inspirational speech the coach of the Green Bay Packers would have given to his team while I was growing up.

  • Our Readers Write

    Snow sculpture on Evergreen Lake was whimsical and delightful
    Editor:
    Thank you to the person or persons who did the snow sculpture of the trout on Evergreen Lake a couple of weeks ago. It was creative, well done, and had a sense of fun.
    Robert Gottsman
    Evergreen

  • Doing nothing and doing it well

    Every election cycle, candidates come along with slick new ideas for reforming government. But one of the best ideas has been around for centuries: “Govern a great nation,” wrote the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, “as you would cook a small fish — do not overdo it.”

  • Our Readers Write

    Jeffco’s new audit committee should be able to investigate any area
    Editor: