Today's Opinions

  • Ballot initiatives don’t deserve our support

    Two ballot initiatives that we’ll see on this year’s ballot are proof positive that people from a variety of political perspectives are more than capable of coming up with remarkably bad ideas.
    Opponents of fracking and people who want to restrict governments’ ability to take actions that restrict use of private property in any way — groups that you would be hard pressed to put in common — both have initiatives on the ballot that are much too extreme and should be defeated.

  • What makes America great

    By now, most of our readers know that I write a lot about the mess in Washington. As we watched the wonderful tribute to John McCain, we were also giving tribute to a country in which there is respect and honesty, and a sense of humanity.

  • Our Readers Write

    Vote for 7A
    Evergreen Fire Department has placed a question on the ballot asking voters to help reinforce the district’s financial stability.
    Many unforeseen statewide circumstances have come together to drop the department’s revenue by as much as 25 percent.

  • Our Readers Write

    Jeffco axes county business tax
    The lead article in the Sept. 19 Canyon Courier concerns the Jefferson County business tax being axed. The article states:” The decision will cut nearly $7 million or 1.3 percent of the county’s budget. Commissioners Libby Szabo and Tina Francone — both of whom are business owners — felt strongly in favor of eliminating the tax.”  
    There is no mention in the article of why Commissioner Tighe voted against the elimination of the tax.

  • Understanding today’s globalists

    The Supreme Court’s nomination process, if nothing else, has proven that the Progressive Democratic Party, under the leadership of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, is one organized and effective party of the opposition.  

  • The need for air

    Steve Posner

  • Changes, yet similarities are part of our history

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    In the past weeks, I have looked through thousands of pages of the Canyon Courier from 1958 to 1969, whose slogan was “Dedicated to Mountain Unity.” My journey through the Courier’s bound volumes is part of our quest to chronicle the 60-year history of the communities we serve by looking back at the events and people who made the news.

  • Our Readers Write

    Dog park needed in Evergreen
    As local residents and dog owners who used the former dog park frequently, it was easy to be offended by a recent opposition letter on the subject of a new park. We consider it to be inaccurate and extremely subjective.