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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    Pais only a threat to herself
    Editor:

    It seems like the only threat that Pais posed was to herself and that one was certainly not averted.

    Even the FBI said that if it had found her alive, it would have no reason to arrest her. Being “infatuated” with Columbine is not a threat. It appeared that at least half of the population of Colorado was infatuated on the 20th anniversary. 

  • Webb: A taxing situation

    I favor tax equality for all our citizens. If we’re all equal before the law as part of the justice system then when it comes to paying for the maintenance of the government we ought to be equal before the government also. The best way to accomplish this, I believe, is through a national flat tax. We already have a flat income tax in Colorado, but we need to have one for the federal government as well.

  • Doyle: Being a courteous trail user

    I’ve seen the first daffodils and crocus popping up with splashes of color here and there. Spring has finally arrived!

    We all know that means the trails throughout our community will see an increasing number of bikers, hikers, runners, horseback riders and their four-legged companions, including a few llamas. Now is a good time to remember how important it is to be kind to our beautiful mountain environment and to other trail users.

  • Rohrer: Truth and the internet

    I decided to get to the root cause of the Colorado Rockies’ poor start. Armed with a Google search that revealed all the relevant statistics, I was able to become an instant expert.

    I thought about sending a helpful note to the owners, but then I realized that knowing who wasn’t hitting didn’t make me an expert. There are many within the organization who know the players’ capabilities well and have already determined the root causes for the extended slump. I felt a little foolish for my impulse to help.

  • Romberg: We deserve better

    In the last month Colorado’s two largest public universities have chosen new presidents. While it appears that Joyce McConnell, provost for the University of West Virginia, and Mark Kennedy, president of the University of North Dakota, are more than qualified to serve at Colorado State University and the University of Colorado, both schools continued their histories of ignoring the sunshine law and insulting Colorado taxpayers. They did so by blatantly snubbing their noses at the intent of the law that the public know who are finalists for these kinds of jobs.

  • Community voice: Informing the next generation

    Last month, at the state Capitol I heard testimony regarding HB19-1032, “The Youth Wellness Act.” The bill’s stated goal is to provide age-appropriate, culturally-sensitive, inclusive, positive (not punitive) and comprehensive educational resources to public schools that choose to offer sex education.

  • Rohrer: Listening to each other

    In his inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln said, “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.” Yet, we are quite divided. We focus on what divides us rather than the things we agree on. We consider our political opponents to be enemies. We see our side as driven by virtue, while those Americans who see things differently are ruining the country. How did this happen? Consider the following:

  • Our Readers Write

    People Comforters received Individual of the Year award

    Editor:

    The article in the April 3 issue about the sheriff’s awards, authored by Deborah Swearingen, neglected to mention that Juel De Cicco, director of People Comforters of Evergreen, was awarded Individual of the Year by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.