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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    Recent wildfires a reminder of firefighters’ great work
    Editor:

  • The unintended effects of ‘reform’

    If you think you’re seeing more negative campaign ads this year, it’s not just you. 2010 is shaping up to be an all-time high — or low — for negative campaigning. It’s gotten so bad, a recent Denver Post headline read, “It’s a miracle! Some positive campaign ads!” I still haven’t seen those yet.

  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks for help with weed pull
    Editor:
    The Community Weed Awareness Campaign would like to thank all of the hard-working volunteers who made “Wake-Up and Weed” such a success. Volunteers who are willing to spend a lovely Saturday morning pulling weeds are truly special. We’d like to acknowledge the large contingent of volunteers from Wild Rose Church and the support of the Evergreen Nature Center.

  • Taking a picture of the soul

    Photography has become more accessible in the digital age, but does it seem that many of us now leave our cameras at home in favor of the handier cell-phone quick pic? A portrait photographer pulls out all the big equipment, a finely tuned eye, and a little Photoshop, to create a lifetime work of art that goes well beyond capturing an event.

  • Ballot advice: yes on letters, no on numbers

    Colorado voters will find nine statewide ballot proposals on their ballots this year. How they are identified will tell you how they got there and what document they propose changing. Those identifiers should also help you decide how to vote.

  • Our Readers Write

    More safety measures needed for boating at Evergreen Lake

    Editor:

    I read your incredible story with pictures of the Hunter family and their grandchildren about to drop off the dam. Also a plea from Dan Markey for greater safety in using the boats. This family was very fortunate that calm heads were present. I would certainly think that safety would be the most important factor in the use of boats on the lake.

  • Potter fired up about education

    Bob Smith — you know that name. You may not be sure from where or how many of them you actually know. Idledale boasts Robert Rainsford Smith, and I use his middle name to distinguish him, although surely his long and prolific career as a studio potter has done that already.

  • Ballot items would devastate governments

    People in civilized societies understand that we have collective needs that can be met only through the coordinated efforts of citizens. Many of those collective needs are met through the activities of governments. We expect our federal, state, local and special-district governments to do things that it makes no sense to do individually. We drive on public roads. We get water and dispose of wastewater through governmentally owned utilities. We educate our children in public schools. We protect our homes and businesses through governmental fire departments.