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Today's Opinions

  • Time for a lesson in conciliation

    The results in Tuesday’s school board recall were not surprising, but the vote margins were stunning: Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams were recalled with about 64 percent of the votes in a county where registrations are evenly split among Democrats, Republicans and independents.

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    Charter schools deserve equal funding levels

    Editor:

    I am so thrilled that the current Jeffco school board majority voted to approve equal funding for charter schools.

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    Support for charter schools a wise move

    Editor:

    My career in Jeffco, which began in 1961 at Mountain View Elementary School, included the old Prospect Valley, old North Lakewood, Lumberg, Foster, Vanderhoof, Devinny, Bear Creek, Kendrick Lakes, Green Mountain, Dennison, and concluded in a formal sense in August 1996 when I retired from D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School.

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    Support for the slate of five board hopefuls

    Editor:

    As an educator for the past 37 years, the local and national agendas that surround our school environments are near and dear to my heart. Thus, I feel compelled to convey the importance of the Jefferson County school board election.

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    Thanks for help with ALS fund-raiser

    Editor:

    I just wanted to say what a wonderful community we have at CrossFit Evergreen. On a recent Saturday, CrossFit graciously hosted an ALS fund-raiser in memory of my brother-in-law Stephen Streett. Through sweat and laughter and tears, we raised more than $5,000 for ALS research at the Robert Packard Center.

  • More than a game, nothing less than life

    Few things are more important to our four newspapers than coverage of high school sports, and few journalists could have brought that coverage to our readers more completely or competently than Michael Hicks. But after five years, Michael is leaving his post as sports editor at Evergreen Newspapers for his next challenge at the Boulder Daily Camera, and that paper is beyond lucky to have him.

  • A painful lesson: Jeffco’s third rail

    I’ve been planning for weeks to offer my thoughts on the controversy surrounding the Jeffco school district. And I’ve also been procrastinating for weeks. Of late, our politically polarized school system has become the third rail of local politics — touch it, and you die.

    A phone call last week from a loyal reader stirred me from my inertia (some would say cowardice). The gentleman raised several good questions about our recent coverage and, as a result, helped me organize my own thoughts. He should call daily.

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    Shooting of bear cubs was an irresponsible act

    Editor: