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Today's Opinions

  • Keeping things in perspective

    On Jan. 25, 1998, all was right with the world. That was the day the Broncos won their first Super Bowl, over the Green Bay Packers. After the game, I remember standing at a Conoco on Wadsworth, filling the car with gas and listening to car horns joyfully puncture the crisp night air. It was, in a word, blissful.

  • Our Readers Write

    Issues committee opposes recall
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  • Dysfunctional Congress? It’s our fault

    By Jim Rohrer

  • Our Readers Write

    SRC’s Holiday Food Drive a success, thanks to local supporters
    Editor:
    The Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen recently completed its annual Holiday Food Drive. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of local volunteers, schools, churches and groups, 144 holiday food boxes were delivered to seniors and adults with disabilities in the Evergreen, Conifer, Idaho Springs and Gilpin County communities.

  • We’re Americans, not Dems and Republicans

    About a week after the November election, I sat down to lunch with two friends from my days in the legislature, one a former high-ranking AFL-CIO officer, and the other a conservative former state senator.

  • A beltway paved in bad intentions

    “Mr. Dillinger, why do you rob banks?”
    “Because, that is where the money is.”

    Robbing banks is one thing. But robbing senior citizens, the mentally ill and an organization that serves kids who have endured domestic violence and homelessness? Not even Jefferson County could rise to that level of Grinchliness during the holidays, right?

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    Local businessman gives Christmas bonuses that prove a bonus to downtown merchants
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  • Obama’s end-of-year list should include pardons

    End-of-the-year lists are filling my in box. Here are a few examples: 10 Things Republicans Don’t Want You to Know About the “Fiscal Cliff”; the 10 Worst Ways your Children are Being Poisoned Right Now: vaccines, food, video games and more; and 12 Things You Should Always Haggle Over. There are several best album evaluators. Best films. Best tweets. Well, to me, the best tweet is no tweet at all.