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Today's Opinions

  • Webb: Vote no on Proposition CC

    Proposition CC will be one of the statewide ballot measures presented to voters this fall.

    Like Referendum C back in 2005, Proposition CC is a timeout from the TABOR mandate that excess revenues that are collected from the government be returned to taxpayers as a refund. Unlike Referendum C, which was a three-year temporary timeout from TABOR refunds, what Proposition CC does is enact a permanent timeout from TABOR refunds.

  • Our Readers Write

    Democrats have a duty to impeach Trump
    Editor:

    If a criminal starts a fire in your building, and you walk past the fire extinguisher without breaking the glass and using it, the resulting damage is as much your fault as it is the criminal who started the fire.

  • 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.

  • On the Move; Nature – A place for renewal

    I recently got the gift of a nice hike on Mason Creek and Bear Paw to the Pikes Peak Overlook at Staunton State Park. For me, it’s especially poignant because I had an extensive surgery on May 24, and I had to go a period without exercise.

    It was such a gift to be in nature and physically capable of hiking up there. It makes the sound of Mason Creek and the views that much more special.

  • Greene: The price is right at a Colorado SNOTEL

    Any discussion of water just about always means addressing drought. After all, Colorado was in one for 19 years. It’s not surprising that water is a big deal in the United States and has been the impetus behind the creation of a dizzying array of organizations with brain-numbing acronyms.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Generations: Evergreen Christian Church: Envisioning a bright future

    This column will be different from other Generations columns because it will focus on exciting changes taking place in a local institution, through the sharings of two of our area senior citizens. I was fortunate recently to sit with Bob Cooper and Nancy Arsenault of Evergreen Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.