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Today's Opinions

  • Courage, grace and no self-promotion

    Olli Maatta, a 20-year-old hockey player from Finland, was living the dream. A year ago, he broke into the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup as a teenager and became one of their regular defensemen, and he was widely recognized as being among the National Hockey League’s top rookies.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Six former HD25 legislators endorse Keyser

    Editor:

    As residents of House District 25 and as current and former members of the Colorado House of Representatives and Colorado Senate, we are writing to add our voices to the growing number of people in our community who are proudly supporting Jon Keyser for Colorado state representative.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Six former HD25 legislators endorse Keyser

    Editor:

    As residents of House District 25 and as current and former members of the Colorado House of Representatives and Colorado Senate, we are writing to add our voices to the growing number of people in our community who are proudly supporting Jon Keyser for Colorado state representative.

  • COURIER ENDORSEMENT: For Evergreen, Doyle is the right HD25 pick

    House District 25, with Evergreen and Conifer at its center, has long been distinguished by distinguished representatives at the state Capitol.

    From John Witwer to his son Rob, and to the current incumbent, Cheri Gerou, our district has enjoyed more than a decade of dedicated, thoughtful and reasoned representation in the state House.

    But while the Witwers and Gerou are Republicans, the Courier would like to strongly recommend that voters in the November election send Democrat Janet Doyle of Evergreen to the legislature.

  • Gay marriage arrives quietly, but appropriately

    Early in the afternoon of the first Monday in October (the day the Supreme Court convenes each year for its new term), I got an e-mail from House Speaker Mark Ferrandino titled “Love Wins.” It announced that the Supreme Court had declined to hear any of the marriage equality cases from various courts of appeals and that Attorney General John Suthers had announced he would take steps to clear the way for gay marriage in Colorado.

  • Ellie’s legacy: Pay it forward, or pay it back

    Out of life¹s worst moments can come life¹s best lessons.

    I’ve seen that at every natural disaster I’ve ever covered, where someone who just lost virtually every personal possession short of the shirt off his back still can manage to voice some variation of, “At least my family is safe, and that’s really all that matters.”

    Well, I just saw that spirit in spades at the restaurant across from Evergreen Lake called Willow Creek. The couple who own it, Kristopher and Curtis Lincoln, lost their daughter more than a decade ago.

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    Nicholson would continue to serve state Senate District 16 well

    Editor:

    I read and was surprised at the responses by one of the candidates for Senate District 16 seat, both by the intensity and nature of the responses.  

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    Doyle is best choice in HD25 to guide decisions on K-12 education

    Editor:

    Having served on the Jefferson County school board, we know firsthand the importance of collaboration — not only at the school board level but just as importantly at the state level. Decisions made by the Colorado legislature affect our children, our teachers and our public schools daily. A few examples of legislative action that affects our schools: