http://www.canyoncourier.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Legislature compromises in the 11th hour http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/legislature-compromises-11th-hour <p> After a flurry of activity in the waning days of the session, the accomplishments of the 2017 Colorado legislature may well be the most productive with a split legislature in the history of our state.<br /> Airline customer service … an oxymoron http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/airline-customer-service-%E2%80%A6-oxymoron <p> Highly respected Evergreen based airline consultant Mike Boyd told our Rotary Club that we should not anticipate the airline industry improving its customer service. Boyd pointed out that the airlines have rationalized the routes resulting in full airplanes all the time. Therefore, he explained, there is no incentive for airlines to improve customer service. He&rsquo;s right as domestic airline&nbsp; ravel has become similar to riding a bus. Perhaps airlines will soon sell tickets in which passengers stand in the aisle hanging onto a strap.<br /> Our Readers Write http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/our-readers-write-201 <p> <strong>Hiring of Jeffco superintendent<br /> Editor:</strong><br /> In a recent Courier column, John Newkirk, one of the former Jeffco school board members, recently recalled by 65 percent of the voters, made inaccurate comparisons with former and current school boards regarding the hiring of the county&rsquo;s superintendent.<br /> Don’t cut the cord because they do http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/don%E2%80%99t-cut-cord-because-they-do <p> <strong>Greg Dobbs<br /> </strong></p> <p> A really bad guy might be coming to the White House. President Donald Trump late last month invited his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, to pay a visit.</p> <p> Duterte is the tough-talking tyrant who actually encouraged the &ldquo;slaughter&rdquo; by his own police of drug suspects&nbsp;&mdash; not just dealers, but even users. They&rsquo;re called &ldquo;extrajudicial killings.&rdquo; That means no arrest, no trial, no jury, no conviction. Just death. An estimated 7,000 so far.</p> Community voices: Together we are moving Jeffco Schools forward http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/community-voices-together-we-are-moving-jeffco-schools-forward <p> <strong>Ron Mitchell<br /> President, Jefferson County Board of Education<br /> </strong></p> <p> The Jeffco Board of Education is very proud of the achievements gained this year to make Jeffco Schools one of the best in the nation. Our students and staff have demonstrated tremendous accomplishments in arts, sports and academics.</p> Our Readers Write http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/our-readers-write-200 <p> <strong>Ecstatic about Dr. Glass as superintendent finalist<br /> Editor:</strong><br /> Deprived of a proper hiring process http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/deprived-proper-hiring-process <p> There are times when a government legitimately has just one finalist when hiring a chief executive. Here is a good example.<br /> It’s only OK when someone else does it http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/it%E2%80%99s-only-ok-when-someone-else-does-it <p> <strong>John Newkirk<br /> </strong></p>