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Today's Opinions

  • Generations: For the Davey family, it’s all about the military and sports

    I wanted to write about a family with longstanding and ongoing presence in the military, and Bruce Davey of Evergreen certainly fits the bill.

    • Bruce grandfather was a Navy doctor.

    • Bruce’s father, Harry, was career Navy, serving many places including the U.S. and Germany.

    • Bruce’s mother, Jane, had members of the Royal Navy of Britain in her family tree, specifically her father and grandfather. 

    • Bruce’s brother Douglas, like Bruce, is a former Navy pilot.

  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks from Evergreen Music Festival organizer

    Editor:

    Many thanks for your article “It’s a Perfect Day’”about the Fourth of July Evergreen Music Festival! We’re grateful to our 25 wonderful community sponsors plus our performers, volunteers, staff, children’s artists and food trucks — they all contributed to our success.

  • Rohrer: Term limits versus gerrymandering

    The 2018 U.S. House of Representatives election resulted in control moving from Republicans to Democrats despite a furious “save the House” effort by Republicans.

    Some are calling it a blue wave, yet even in this year of change, 91 percent of incumbents were re-elected. One hundred seventy-six Democrats ran for re-election and 99 percent, or 174, won. Two hundred two Republicans ran and 85 percent, or 171, won. There were 33 incumbents who didn’t seek re-election and those seats resulted in a net gain of five seats for Democrats.

  • Our Readers Write

    Friends of Evergreen Dog Park continue to look for space

    Editor:

    Friends of Evergreen Dog Park would like to respond to Rhea Slowik’s July 2 letter to the editor. First and foremost, FEDP’s goal is to advocate for and create a dog park in Evergreen that is a national model of community-based stewardship: one that provides the best possible off-leash environment, while protecting the natural resources of that area.

  • Romberg: Replacing Columbine is not the answer

    Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass has suggested that the district consider razing Columbine High School and replacing it with a new Columbine. He cites the ongoing attention the school receives from people who are drawn there because of its history as the sight of the first significant school shooting in 1999 as a concern for school safety.

  • Rohrer: 007

    It’s the season for commencement addresses. I ran across this one given by Pierce Brosnan, also known as James Bond. Something about his ideas seemed to resonate. Here is part of what he told graduating Dickinson College students:

  • Romberg: Support for Proposition CC

    The various plots around TABOR continued to thicken last week as the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the amendment could be repealed in a single up or down vote and June revenue estimates suggested that state refunds would be much more significant than earlier believed.

    After the various landmines that TABOR author Douglas Bruce had imbedded in the amendment became obvious after TABOR passed in 1992, the legislature referred a constitutional amendment to Colorado voters limiting future constitutional amendments to a single subject.

  • Our Readers Write

    Evergreen doesn’t need a dog park

    Editor:

    Once again the Evergreen community has been deliberately kept in the dark by Jefferson County Open Space Director Tom Hoby and Jeffco Commissioner Casey Tighe with private meetings being held since February 2019 to plot with the Friends of Evergreen Dog Park to place a park on private land.