Today's Opinions

  • Rohrer: We need more umpires in the new year

    I have a sort of mancave which looks a bit like a museum. In it are so many things that remind me of people, places and things that have been important to me. At the end of the bar is a collection of autographed baseballs and a little clicker which umpires use to keep track of balls, strikes and outs. Someone asked me what it was, and the question brought back memories of my first job. At about 13 or so I became an umpire, calling games for younger boys.   

  • Our Readers Write

    Evergreen Kaiser closing was difficult decision
    We write in response to a Dec. 13 Our Readers Write submission concerning the planned closure of one of Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s medical facilities.
    Our members are at the heart of everything we do, and we take pride in providing high quality, affordable and accessible health care. The difficult decision to close our Evergreen facility was made after a comprehensive, thoughtful review.

  • Romberg: Considerable change awaits General Assembly

    When the Colorado General Assembly convenes next week, things will be considerably different than they’ve been for the last several years.

  • Doyle: Let’s continue the holidays’ season of giving

    It’s that time of year again when everyone is filled with good cheer, smiles abound, lights are twinkling and the delicious aroma of baking fills the air.  
    Throughout the year, our community demonstrates what a wonderful welcoming place this is to live. There are so many ways that we are offered to express our appreciation and how grateful we are to live here. There are more food, toy and clothing drives than I can count, whether they are to benefit local residents or those far away who have no connection with our community.

  • Our Readers Write

    Great column, but …
    Kudos to Steve Posner for his unusually positive commentary “Holiday healing” in the Dec. 5 issue. Very positive and uplifting.

  • Romberg: Changing history and hiding records

    As it has become easier to gather information about people over the Internet, concerns have been raised about how disclosure of earlier indiscretions can impact their lives. People with criminal records often find it difficult to rent a home or get employment. Those criminal records have been likened to scarlet letters by some advocacy groups who’ve argued that people who cannot move on from their crimes are more subject to recidivism than people who can move on with their lives without the stigma of their criminal pasts.

  • Our Readers Write

    Kaiser Permanente closure is disturbing
    My blood is boiling! The recent announcement that Kaiser is closing its Evergreen office is disturbing on many levels.
    Why was the news announced in our local paper before patients were notified? I received an automated phone call on Friday, Dec. 7, and a letter on Saturday the 8th AFTER the news was published in the Courier.
    Patients were not even given the courtesy of a full 30 days of the change. I notice this happened after open enrollment ended. Is that a coincidence?

  • Posner: Of snowballs and bad law

    Last time, we spoke about bedrock constitutional principles we can’t do without.
    This time, in honor of the 12 days of Christmas, and the eight days of Hanukkah, and the old jelly-belly “ho-ho-ho!,” let’s have a laugh at some Colorado laws we can easily do without.
    This column is in honor of Dane Best, a 9-year-old in Severance, Colo., who recently persuaded the
    town council to overturn
    a town law prohibiting snowball fights.