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Editorials

  • Journalists gathering the info you want

    One night last month, when Hurricane Irma was beginning to bear down on Florida, I was being honored along with five other far-more deserving journalists by being inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame. But at the last minute, three friends who had bought tickets to the banquet, all journalists themselves, had to cancel. They were on their way instead to Florida.

  • Free speech attacks not confined to college campuses

    Tim Neville

  • Importance of a nonpartisan school board race

    Jason Glass

  • Widening the great divide

    John Newkirk

  • Transportation proposal a good first step

    Not quite halfway through the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly, House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Senate President Kevin Grantham, in conjunction with the Transportation Committee chairs -- Representative Diane Mitsch-Bush and Senator Randy Baumgardner -- have introduced the highest priority bill of the legislative session. Their proposal refers to a transportation plan that will, if voters approve it in November, make $3.5 billion available for transportation projects across Colorado over the next 20 years.

  • Vote yes on tax increase for Jeffco library

    The last time the Jeffco Public Library saw a tax increase, the Internet was still a gleam in Al Gore’s eye. Nor had DVDs been invented. E-books? Forget it. “Portable” computers that didn’t result in a hernia? Surely you jest.

    In fact, the last time our library saw a boost in taxpayer support was some 29 years ago, and since then in Jefferson County, demand for services that the library offers has exploded:

    • The county’s population has grown by 130,000 people.

  • An honor and privilege to serve Jeffco residents

    By Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink

    As my term in office approaches its final days, I’m experiencing a great deal of personal reflection. I’m sure everyone goes through a similar process of recounting how they reacted to a situation or event, sorting out in their mind if they could have done something different — while recalling the successes and failures along the way.

  • Courage, grace and no self-promotion

    Olli Maatta, a 20-year-old hockey player from Finland, was living the dream. A year ago, he broke into the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup as a teenager and became one of their regular defensemen, and he was widely recognized as being among the National Hockey League’s top rookies.

  • COURIER ENDORSEMENT: For Evergreen, Doyle is the right HD25 pick

    House District 25, with Evergreen and Conifer at its center, has long been distinguished by distinguished representatives at the state Capitol.

    From John Witwer to his son Rob, and to the current incumbent, Cheri Gerou, our district has enjoyed more than a decade of dedicated, thoughtful and reasoned representation in the state House.

    But while the Witwers and Gerou are Republicans, the Courier would like to strongly recommend that voters in the November election send Democrat Janet Doyle of Evergreen to the legislature.

  • Board majority must reveal vision

    Maybe they just got tired of being called the new conservative majority.

    How else can you explain school board members Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams voting to pay, including performance incentives, new superintendent Daniel McMinimee almost 40 percent more than his predecessor and to give him a five-year contract despite the fact that he’s never been a superintendent before? The decision doesn’t meet any definition of conservative I’ve ever heard.