Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    Vista El Rancho is preleasing


    After years of effort, AT HOME in Evergreen Inc, the affordable workforce housing initiative, has received word that “Vista El Rancho” apartments near Home Depot are available for preleasing through the Jeffco Housing Authority.

  • Doyle: Time to ‘de-bruce’ Jeffco

    With summer fun and travel almost in the rearview mirror and kids back in school, perhaps you have a little extra free time. Put that time to good use by learning about Jeffco Ballot Issue 1A, which will appear on your Nov. 5 ballot.

    This is a non-partisan issue, having been approved unanimously by the county commissioners. The outcome will directly impact the quality of your life in many ways, including health, public safety, transportation and recreation.

  • Webb: Something to celebrate this Labor Day

    I recently had the opportunity to meet with a dear friend for lunch in Colorado Springs. He is an excellent man with a thriving business.

    It was a glorious summer day in Colorado. We walked along Colorado Avenue and then turned south on Cascade. He wanted to check out the offerings of the food trucks that were in front of what I was told was a government building.

  • On the Move: Work and your health

    By Deb Brown
    On the Move Fitness

    We have been struck recently by the number of people I know who have high stress jobs and how it is negatively impacting their health. Alternately, I’m impressed with how some people can keep their health a priority even given the demands of the workplace.

    Current challenges in the workplace include long commutes, unpredictable schedules, difficult clients, long hours, increasing amounts of work responsibility, demanding bosses and an overall high level of stress.

  • Our Readers Write

    Proposition CC supports the common good


    Jefferson County is one of the few counties in Colorado that has not asked permission of voters to keep surplus revenue over the TABOR cap to invest in government obligations like public safety, public health, road maintenance, snow-plowing and wildfire protection. Proposition CC on November’s ballot will do just that, and you may hear it referred to as “de-brucing.”

  • 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.

  • Greene: Will Colorado roll out the red carpet for the gray wolf?

    Ready or not, you could be approached by someone wielding a clipboard who wants to educate you about the Gray Wolves Initiative.

    The plan will require Colorado’s Parks and Wildlife Commission to develop and implement a plan to reintroduce gray wolves to the state’s Western Slope. In 2020, voters could have the opportunity to weigh in on whether they are willing to bring back the apex predator that has been absent from Colorado since 1940.

  • Romberg: Demanding efficient use of public money

    When I think about tax policy and the impact of taxes on regular people, I often think about a conversation I had with former state rep. Betty Neale when the General Assembly was considering legislation to require people to have more elements in their auto insurance policies.