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Columns

  • Rockwell: Pay attention to wildfire mitigation

    We all feel blessed to live in this remarkable community. The blue skies, the miles of beautiful trails, excellent schools, great neighbors and local businesses providing almost all our needs. The people of Paradise, Calif., felt the same way, but they lost it all last year — homes, schools, stores and life itself — to wildfire.

    I was surprised to learn that Paradise had been rated the No. 1 insurance-loss risk in the country. That distinction now belongs to the Evergreen/Conifer area. If that doesn’t keep you up at night, what will?

  • OTM: Sabotaging your weight loss efforts

    The time has changed and there was a winter storm last week. A sure sign of spring! With thoughts of spring, come thoughts of outdoor activities and our 2019 goals. If you are working on losing weight but haven’t been successful, perhaps you are unwittingly sabotaging your efforts. Below are the top reasons why people do so. Can you identify with any of them?

  • Glass: Processing standardized testing

    Dr. Jason Glass

    This month, students in our community, across our state and across the nation will begin the annual rite of passage that is taking standardized assessments. As a public institution, Jeffco Public Schools is required to administer these assessments under both state and federal law.

  • Romberg: Weighing the death penalty

    One of the things that people who criticize politicians love to focus on is when their positions change, and politicians can be accused of “flip-flopping.” While consistency is generally a fair thing to analyze and evaluate, a change in positions after learning more or bringing additional information into the thought process shouldn’t necessarily be considered a bad thing.

  • Community voice: Hope record justifies your faith in me

    Duke Dozier

    I am grateful to have had the opportunity to represent the interests of IREA members as IREA District 2 Director.

  • Community voice: The voice for renewable energy

    Steve Roescher

    Why am I running to be your representative on the IREA board? This is a question I have been asked many times during my outreach efforts.

    District 2 is a sprawling area that runs from the mountain towns of Bailey, Conifer and Pine to the southern outskirts of Castle Rock. While the area is geographically diverse, a common theme I heard was that our members didn’t realize they had a voice on the IREA board.

  • Rohrer: Take me out to the ball game

    Loyal Colorado Rockies fans watch as some of our best players leave to become New York Yankees. It’s obvious that the Yankees will just keep spending until they will once again hoist the World Series trophy.

    The top five payrolls in Major League Baseball are Boston at $203 million, Chicago Cubs $202 million, New York Yankees $189 million, L.A. Dodgers $167 million and L.A. Angels $166 million. The league average is $117 million with the Rockies coming in at $112 million.

  • Romberg: Middle ground sought, but unlikely

    While they haven’t exactly hit the stretch run, the members of the Colorado General Assembly reached the halfway point of their 2019 legislative session Monday.

  • Webb: Take a peek into TRACER

    Several years ago I was attending the opening of a GOP Victory office here in Jefferson County. I got into a conversation with one person when a woman walked up to me with a big smile.

    She informed me: “I know how much you give to political campaigns. You are very dedicated.”

    When I asked how she knew, she told me that late at night when she couldn’t sleep, she got onto the Secretary of State’s website and looked up the contributions her friends gave to political campaigns on TRACER.

  • Doyle: Your vote matters with SB 42

    Over the years, I have heard a number of people express the sentiment that they don’t vote in presidential elections because their vote doesn’t matter. This view always has frustrated me because I believe that one of the greatest rights all Americans have is the right to vote.

    It is true, of course, that the candidate I vote for isn’t always the winner, yet that doesn’t stop me from continuing to exercise my right to vote and to speak up for candidates in whom I believe.