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Today's Opinions

  • Glass: The Columbine question

    Earlier this month, we asked an important question of the Jeffco community: should we do something different with Columbine High School?

    Specifically, we put forth a preliminary proposal to rebuild a new high school west of the current site. The Hope Columbine library, which was constructed after the 1999 tragedy, would be retained, as would the Columbine High School name and traditions.

    Since asking this question of the community, more questions have come forth about the proposal. One of those is why now? There are three primary reasons.

  • Rohrer: The quiet branch of government – the judiciary

    I recently read the “The Chief,” a book about Chief Justice John Roberts. The book gave a real insight into the current Supreme Court judges as well as many who helped mold this conservative’s career. He clerked for conservative judges Henry Friendly and William Rehnquist. He took positions in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. As the Chief Justice, he is dedicated to protecting the idea that the court is above politics.

  • Romberg: ‘de-Brucing’ is right thing for county, state

    Most Coloradans know that TABOR, the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, is a constitutional amendment that requires voter approval to increase taxes. While that provision has significantly changed how governments operate, another part of the amendment that limits spending based upon a formula of population and inflation has resulted in more significant restrictions on government operations.

  • Romberg: CU Regents didn’t do us any favors

    We’ve got to hope that if they could do it over again, members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents would’ve named more than one presidential finalist.

    Forget that it takes a cynical interpretation of a law that says if three or fewer people meet the minimum qualifications for a job that all of them must be identified as finalists to justify that there are no finalists until three or fewer people are under consideration when the law makes no statement about how many people constitute finalists.

  • Rohrer: Millennials are the future of America … I’m OK with that

    Every now and then, I get an e-mail that makes fun of millennials by depicting them as clueless and self-absorbed. I hate those references because it seems wrong to define people by some arbitrary grouping.

    I don’t like being labeled old, left-handed or a has-been although all are true. We all like to be judged by who we are versus some label.

  • Our Readers Write

    Owning up to one’s actions
    Editor:

    I was incredibly mystified and more than a little upset to see, upon opening your May 29 issue, a letter from former teacher and coach Mike Kuzava, saying thank you and goodbye to the people of Evergreen. Given that Mr. Kuzava was terminated from his positions for “insubordination, immorality and other good or just cause,” as your paper reported on Sept. 15, 2018, it is odd to me that you’d allow him an unfettered platform in which to sugarcoat his leaving. 

  • Community voices: Chad Mott

    Do one thing every day that scares you ... daunting advice from the brilliant First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Thank you, seniors, for inviting me to embrace that wisdom. Speaking at Red Rocks is a truly terrifying honor.

  • Our Readers Write

    Letter writer should check his facts
    Editor:

    It was with dismay that I read the letter from Timothy J. Leonard in the May 15, 2019, Canyon Courier citing the “resurfacing” of the old diseases of smallpox and polio at our border cities.