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Columns

  • Community Voices: Clear Creek schools need voters’ help this election

    By Peter Monson and Phil Buckland

    There are two Clear Creek School District initiatives before the voters this November: 1) No. 4A, a mill levy override to increase employee pay; and 2), No. 4B, a short-term bond initiative to address critical infrastructure needs at every building in the district.

    Both initiatives are timed in such a way that they will not result in any increase in property taxes to taxpayers over current rates. We urge Clear Creek voters to support both of them.

  • Community Voices: How much is enough: recreation facilities in Evergreen

    By Kit Darrow

    Regarding ballot issues 6C and 6D, the Aug. 29, 2018, issue of the Canyon Courier offers a quote from an Evergreen Park & Recreation board member: “It’s up to folks who are supportive … to mobilize and get the word out.” The purpose of this column is to provide information to voters who have yet to decide on this issue.

  • Romberg: Looking at transportation, education ballot issues

    Most people who analyze the ways we spend public money in Colorado conclude that education and transportation are underfunded in our state. As we prepare to vote the ballots that will arrive in this week’s mail, we will see multiple and differing proposals to address the shortfalls.

  • Posner: There are no good excuses

    Ballots were mailed out on Monday. When yours arrives, it will be the most important piece of mail in your mailbox.

    This year’s midterm election carries enormous political stakes. But the vast majority of eligible voters will likely ignore their ballots and not bother to vote. Voter turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest since the Census Bureau first began tracking it in 1978. And only 23.1 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds voted.

  • Hicks: Our loss is Washington’s gain

    If you know Sal Christ, you know she’s not one to toot her own horn. She’s never been one who has wanted to be in the spotlight. But there comes a time when someone should take notice of what others have accomplished, and that’s the point of this column.

    A veteran journalist, Sal is leaving Evergreen Newspapers this week for a nine-month fellowship program with the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. Yes, Ms. Christ is going to Washington, and we here couldn’t be more happier for her.

  • Our Readers Write

    Dog park needed in Evergreen
    Editor:
    As local residents and dog owners who used the former dog park frequently, it was easy to be offended by a recent opposition letter on the subject of a new park. We consider it to be inaccurate and extremely subjective.

  • A vote for Stapleton would pay dividends

    Joe Webb

  • Make informed choices this November

    Linda Rockwell

  • Amendments have my vote; what about yours?

    It takes at least two-thirds of the members of both the House of Representatives and Senate to refer proposed constitutional amendments from Colorado’s legislature to its people.  
    In addition to those super majority votes, all of the proposals are subject to a public hearing with testimony from interested members of the public and debate with two votes on the floor of both the House and Senate. With all of those criteria, it’s usually a safe bet that amendments referred by the legislature deserve support.

  • A lot to chew on with ballot questions

    Dr. Jason Glass