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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    Spencer’s Team says thanks
    Editor:
    We would like to thank all volunteers and supporters of the Spencer Page family fund-raisers. The Page family is honored to be part of such a wonderful and supportive community! The fund-raisers were a big success, and we are grateful to all who participated:

  • Kopp will be missed as statesman, leader

    Last week, Mike Kopp stepped down from the state Senate seat he had held since first being elected in 2006. With his departure, Jefferson County loses a statesman.
    Serving in the legislature while maintaining a “day job” is tough enough for any father. But for Mike, it had become impossible. Three months ago, Mike’s wife and best friend, Kimberly, lost her three-year battle with cancer. Without regret or second thoughts, Mike decided that his four school-age kids needed more of his time.

  • Tough choices demand experience, knowledge

    Anyone who listens to Denver talk radio has heard that our two Jeffco school board races represent an apocalyptic face-off between radical union-backed leftists and far-right free-market fanatics who will stop at nothing to reduce district spending.

    At the final election forum Oct. 18 in Evergreen, the candidates sounded more like a gaggle of elderly British ladies disagreeing about whether the shade of the curtains matched the colors in the divan.

  • Our Readers Write

    Expanded church would be incompatible with its residential surroundings
    Editor:

  • Stakes high in school board race

    A campaign flier being distributed for Jeffco school board candidate Preston Branaugh contains the following conversation.
    “DadVanHorn: So what did our sons learn in school today?
    “Son: I learned we evolved from mud.
    “Son: I learned we’ll be safer when all our firearms are confiscated.
    “Son: I learned that you don’t pay enough taxes.”

  • Our Readers Write

    Church expansion would harm Lookout Mountain, Lariat Loop
    Editor:

  • At long last, bipartisan consensus?

    The Gallup organization recently released a stunning poll showing that 81 percent of Americans are unhappy with the way the country is being governed.
    Further breaking down those poll numbers, the Gallup press release went on to note that “57 percent have little or no confidence in the federal government to solve domestic problems, exceeding the previous high of 53 percent recorded in 2010 and well exceeding the 43 percent who have little or no confidence in the government to solve international problems.”

  • Our Readers Write

    You call that hunting?
    Editor:
    So shooting an animal from one’s deck is called “hunting”?
    Hunting formerly involved tracking, using skills to outwit the animal, stamina, woodsmanship, and dispatching the quarry with a well-placed shot, all for food for the family.