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Today's Opinions

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Amendment 73 provides funding for education

    Editor:

    I will be voting on Amendment 73. I am a senior at Conifer High School and my younger brother is a junior. An education fund would not benefit either one of us, so I see no personal benefit, but  coming from a family with generous parents, I must consider the worst conditions for kids in Colorado.

  • Newkirk: Another billion-dollar beast

    It’s ballot season in the Rockies and — once again — the push is on for higher taxes.

    Among the larger requests are several initiatives to get more money into the public school system: a $1.6 billion statewide tax increase (Amendment 73) along with two local measures (5A and 5B) that come with $1 billion in taxpayer repayment obligations.

  • Doyle: Time for elected officials to work together

    My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful vacation. Our time away was made all the more enjoyable because we were untouched by the daily onslaught of national political news about the outrage du jour and, closer to home on the state and local fronts, the avalanche of political mailers, radio talk show rants and television commercials.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Weldon running for coroner

    Editor:

    I’m Thomas Weldon, and I’m running for coroner. I currently work for you as an investigator with the Jeffco Coroner’s Office.

    To date I have investigated more than 3,800 deaths in our county, I am certified by the Colorado Coroner’s Association and hold diplomate status with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators nationally.

  • Community Voices: Clear Creek schools need voters’ help this election

    By Peter Monson and Phil Buckland

    There are two Clear Creek School District initiatives before the voters this November: 1) No. 4A, a mill levy override to increase employee pay; and 2), No. 4B, a short-term bond initiative to address critical infrastructure needs at every building in the district.

    Both initiatives are timed in such a way that they will not result in any increase in property taxes to taxpayers over current rates. We urge Clear Creek voters to support both of them.

  • Community Voices: How much is enough: recreation facilities in Evergreen

    By Kit Darrow

    Regarding ballot issues 6C and 6D, the Aug. 29, 2018, issue of the Canyon Courier offers a quote from an Evergreen Park & Recreation board member: “It’s up to folks who are supportive … to mobilize and get the word out.” The purpose of this column is to provide information to voters who have yet to decide on this issue.

  • Romberg: Looking at transportation, education ballot issues

    Most people who analyze the ways we spend public money in Colorado conclude that education and transportation are underfunded in our state. As we prepare to vote the ballots that will arrive in this week’s mail, we will see multiple and differing proposals to address the shortfalls.

  • Posner: There are no good excuses

    Ballots were mailed out on Monday. When yours arrives, it will be the most important piece of mail in your mailbox.

    This year’s midterm election carries enormous political stakes. But the vast majority of eligible voters will likely ignore their ballots and not bother to vote. Voter turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest since the Census Bureau first began tracking it in 1978. And only 23.1 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds voted.