Today's Opinions

  • Rohrer: Tale of two cities

    Three different friends have sent me a post from a political website listing the nation’s largest cities and pointing out that they all have problems and Democrats for mayors. I decided to do some research to see if there is a cause and effect.

  • Romberg: Reserving recall efforts for extreme cases

    Four down, one to go.

    Four of the five recall efforts against Democratic elected officials that have been filed in the last few months are now over. Deadlines for submission of recall petitions against Gov. Jared Polis, state Sens. Pete Lee of Colorado Springs and Brittany Pettersen of Lakewood, and State Rep. Tom Sullivan of Centennial expired without any signatures being submitted to the secretary of state.

  • Our Readers Write

    Is ‘1984’ turning into reality?


  • Hicks: Remembering 9/11

    Good morning. Have you checked the calendar to see what today is? When I started thinking about writing this column last week and looked at the calendar to see when it would hit the newsstand, I immediately remembered 18 years ago.

    I remembered where I was, who I was with and the feeling of helplessness.

  • Rohrer: Health care for Americans

    Imagine how desperate you would be if your spouse, the most important person in your world, had no health care available because he or she had some medical condition which, while not life threatening, made them uninsurable?

  • Our Readers Write

    Educate yourself on wildlife


    Recently, neighbors in the Columbine area have been seeing mountain lions, deer and bobcats in older subdivisions. A young bear was spotted in Highlands Ranch. This is also an area that has been settled for a while. People are wondering where the animals are coming from, and they are worried about contacts with them.

  • Romberg: Saying goodbye to Dino’s

    At the end of the month, one of my favorite places in Jefferson County will be gone. The owner of Dino’s Italian Restaurant, just off the corner of Kipling and Colfax in Lakewood, announced that the restaurant will close Sept. 30 after 58 years in business.

  • Rohrer: More than a paycheck

    The Business Roundtable, an organization of big businesses, caused a stir recently when it proclaimed that the purpose of business is not to serve only the interests of their shareholders. The organization’s spokesman, J.P. Morgan Chairman Jamie Dimon, announced that the group is broadening its focus by saying “Shareholder interests and stock prices shouldn’t always come first.” Their new idea is that “good corporate governance should also include the interests of employees, customers and society at large.”