http://www.canyoncourier.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Coffman deserves respect for service http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/coffman-deserves-respect-service <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/romberg-c_86.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Mike Coffman, Colorado&rsquo;s congressman from the 6th District, can be a bulldog.</p> <p> Once he latches onto something, he tends to hang on for dear life until the point he wants to make is clear or the issue he&rsquo;s pursuing has come to some kind of resolution.</p> OUR READERS WRITE http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/our-readers-write-162 <p> <strong>Neville&rsquo;s bill would endanger kids</strong></p> <p> Editor:</p> Neville revolutionized prep sports coverage http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/neville-revolutionized-prep-sports-coverage <p> You know you&rsquo;ve reached a certain point in life when a longtime friend is recognized as a legend. And so it was for Laurie and me last week when we attended the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame induction dinner to see South Jeffco resident Marcia Neville be inducted.</p> Charging for accident response ill-advised http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/charging-accident-response-ill-advised <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/romberg-greg-c_7.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Evergreen Fire Protection District has decided to impose a $500 fee on out-of-district residents who are at fault in auto accidents where EFPD responds. It is a terrible decision that should be revoked.</p> An opposing view on ‘global warming’ http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/opposing-view-%E2%80%98global-warming%E2%80%99 <p> <strong><em>By Evergreen resident Peter Link</em></strong></p> <p> Kevin Trenberth and I have known each other for about seven years. We disagree on global warming. We met again at the Foothills World Affairs Council meeting on Nov. 16, and though we shook hands in greeting, I was dismayed by his introduction of politics into his presentation, for which he used comic slides.</p> An opposing view on ‘global warming’ http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/opposing-view-%E2%80%98global-warming%E2%80%99 <p> <strong><em>By Evergreen resident Peter Link</em></strong></p> <p> Kevin Trenberth and I have known each other for about seven years. We disagree on global warming. We met again at the Foothills World Affairs Council meeting on Nov. 16, and though we shook hands in greeting, I was dismayed by his introduction of politics into his presentation, for which he used comic slides.</p> What’s a cash-flush state to do? http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/what%E2%80%99s-cash-flush-state-do <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/romberg-c_85.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> For the first time in 10 years, Colorado is generating enough tax revenue that the spending limitations in the Taxpayers&rsquo; Bill of Rights are set to kick in next year. It&rsquo;s estimated that the state will collect $137 million more than it is allowed to spend under TABOR. There is also about $30 million in marijuana tax revenue that the state cannot spend without voter approval.</p> <p> The legislature has several options to address the surplus and has used each of them in the six times TABOR has required action since it was passed by voters in 1992.</p> Worthy nonprofit could use a hand http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/worthy-nonprofit-could-use-hand <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/romberg-greg-c_6.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p>