Today's Opinions

  • Posner: Holiday healing

    Steve Posner

  • Our Readers Write

    Learning about the United States
    The fourth-grade at Aviston Elementary, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources, and highlights found in each region. The kids in the class think it would be fun to receive postcards, souvenirs, resources, or any information about out great country from each of the 50 states.
    We hope that people who read this letter will be interested in mailing our class items pertaining to their state.

  • Romberg: Giving season can be a taxing situation

    As we near the end of 2018 and many people make their end-of-the-year charitable gifts, it will be interesting to see how our new tax laws impact charitable contributions in Colorado and across the country.
    Under the new law, the standard deduction has increased to $12,000 from $6,350 for individuals and to $24,000 from $12,700 for married couples. This change means that the number of people who will take the standard deduction will increase significantly.

  • Webb: Grateful for forgiveness

    There was a story in the Washington Post recently that described the medical team that treated Tree of Life synagogue shooter Robert Bowers. At least three of the doctors and nurses who treated him were Jewish.
    They treated him no differently from any other patient although they had been informed of the source of his injuries. They had a job to do and like any other professional, they did it.

  • Rockwell: Voters looking for civility in government

    Let me begin by applauding Joe Webb’s column of Oct. 31, wherein he calls for a “healthy political culture” starting here in our own county.  
    Joe is the chair of the Jeffco Republican Party, and I am a former chair of the Jeffco Democrats. I completely agree with him: All candidates deserve our appreciation and respect; we should all be engaged in local government issues and elections; we need to stay grounded in what’s truly important in life.

  • Our Readers Write

    ‘Correction’ didn’t address misprinted cost
    The Canyon Courier on Nov. 7 printed a “correction” to an Oct. 31 Community Voices op-ed piece by the Peter Lindquist Family concerning the Evergreen Park & Recreation District bond issue and mill levy proposal. The correction noted the bond and mill levy proposals would cost a property owner $33 annually per $100,000 of property value.

  • Rorher: Thankfully, the midterms are over

    Without question, all citizens are in agreement on one thing: we are all happy that the election is over. Experts expect that more than $5.5 billion was spent on midterm advertising, much of it distastefully negative and personal. It’s good that all that has stopped.

  • Our Readers Write

    Thinking about plastic-straw use
    Several weeks ago I was dining with my family at a local restaurant. We asked for water. The waiter brought glasses with large plastic straws in each glass.
    I spontaneously remarked, “Plastic straws suck!” It got a laugh.
    This double entendre might well suit as a slogan to help people think about their overuse of plastic straws and plastic in general.
    “Plastic Straws suck!’ Pass it on.
    John F. Alston, M.D.