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Columns

  • We need divisiveness

    The recent Brett Kavanaugh circus has, in my opinion, drastically and negatively moved our political dialogue/process. We have been led by malicious, character-assassinating politicians into a dark place from which I seriously doubt that we will safely emerge in the near future.  
    We are now in a time and place where the new rules of political engagement are being written as we speak. Suffice it to say that we are now in the age of the Politics of Personal Destruction.

  • Ballot initiatives don’t deserve our support

    Two ballot initiatives that we’ll see on this year’s ballot are proof positive that people from a variety of political perspectives are more than capable of coming up with remarkably bad ideas.
    Opponents of fracking and people who want to restrict governments’ ability to take actions that restrict use of private property in any way — groups that you would be hard pressed to put in common — both have initiatives on the ballot that are much too extreme and should be defeated.

  • What makes America great

    By now, most of our readers know that I write a lot about the mess in Washington. As we watched the wonderful tribute to John McCain, we were also giving tribute to a country in which there is respect and honesty, and a sense of humanity.

  • Understanding today’s globalists

    The Supreme Court’s nomination process, if nothing else, has proven that the Progressive Democratic Party, under the leadership of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, is one organized and effective party of the opposition.  

  • The need for air

    Steve Posner

  • Changes, yet similarities are part of our history

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    In the past weeks, I have looked through thousands of pages of the Canyon Courier from 1958 to 1969, whose slogan was “Dedicated to Mountain Unity.” My journey through the Courier’s bound volumes is part of our quest to chronicle the 60-year history of the communities we serve by looking back at the events and people who made the news.

  • Community Voices: Proposition 110 will help Clear Creek County

    By Clear Creek Commissioners Tim Mauck, Sean Wood and Randy Wheelock

    Living along the I-70 Mountain Corridor, Clear Creek County residents understand the necessity of good transportation infrastructure.

    We require safe, accessible roads and bridges to drive our kids to school, to commute to work, to move products and food to our stores, and to access the recreational amenities that make Colorado one of the best places to live, work and raise a family.

  • Community Voices: Support Evergreen Rec District’s 6C, 6D

    Excellent parks and recreation opportunities support wellness and community cohesion. Ours, managed on our behalf by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, have flourished over time, but they have not kept pace with community needs.

    Who says so? You did, in five years of community polling. And then confirmed by a 38-member Citizen Task Force comprised of business and civic leaders, HOAs, seniors, and other stakeholders who helped shape Measures 6C and 6D.

  • Newkirk: Another billion-dollar beast

    It’s ballot season in the Rockies and — once again — the push is on for higher taxes.

    Among the larger requests are several initiatives to get more money into the public school system: a $1.6 billion statewide tax increase (Amendment 73) along with two local measures (5A and 5B) that come with $1 billion in taxpayer repayment obligations.

  • Doyle: Time for elected officials to work together

    My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful vacation. Our time away was made all the more enjoyable because we were untouched by the daily onslaught of national political news about the outrage du jour and, closer to home on the state and local fronts, the avalanche of political mailers, radio talk show rants and television commercials.