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Today's Opinions

  • An injustice with superintendent hiring secrecy

    I wonder if there’s something in the water at the Jefferson County School Board headquarters that makes people averse to transparency and compliance with Colorado’s Open Meetings Law. How else could you explain a Board of Education that came into office on the heels of a recall election where one of the biggest issues was lack of transparency, saying at a public board meeting that ensuring candidates to head the district can apply without fear that their names will become public is a high priority?

  • Remembering Columbine 18 years later

    The phone rang at my one-bedroom apartment. It was my wife-to-be, even though at this point we weren’t dating. I could hear the tremble in her voice. Tears trickled down her cheeks. The horror was all too real for her to bear.
    We were a world away it seemed, residing in Rock Hill, S.C. It was where we met, but, on this day — April 20, 1999 — we were more than a couple-to-be. We were a part of a much bigger being — a nation mourning the most horrific high school shooting that our country had ever witnessed.

  • Our Readers Write

    Trump needs to ‘drain the swamp’
    Editor:

    It appears that our national government resembles a bunch of naughty boys who absolutely cannot have anyone except another naughty boy/girl as president possessing all the power it represents.  

  • NREL is paving the way for research

    Greg Dobbs

  • Sears failed to keep up with the times

    In 1973, Sears was the premier retailer in the U.S. It scoffed at upstarts Kmart and Walmart, calling them discounters as opposed to what Sears men called legitimate retailers. The company’s headquarters was housed on Chicago’s westside in a very tough neighborhood.

  • Our Readers Write

    On consistent alert for wildfires
    Editor:

    Wonder why we had a snowstorm?
    Cloud-seeding is over for the season. Cloud-seeding runs from November to the end of March. Now if we are lucky this year, maybe we will get some snow for a month or so to regenerate our wells and prevent some of our fires. I doubt that our insurance will be lowered though.

  • Community Voices: PCSD looks to the future on budget

    Dr. Brenda Krage, Platte Canyon Schools Superintendent

  • America’s pastime with a hot dog to boot

    Greg Dobbs