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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    Electoral votes are important

    Editor:

    I would like to register my complete disagreement with Ms. Heck Doyle and her column on SB 42, which endeavors to award Colorado’s presidential electoral votes to the winner of the nationwide popular vote.

  • Romberg: Middle ground sought, but unlikely

    While they haven’t exactly hit the stretch run, the members of the Colorado General Assembly reached the halfway point of their 2019 legislative session Monday.

  • Webb: Take a peek into TRACER

    Several years ago I was attending the opening of a GOP Victory office here in Jefferson County. I got into a conversation with one person when a woman walked up to me with a big smile.

    She informed me: “I know how much you give to political campaigns. You are very dedicated.”

    When I asked how she knew, she told me that late at night when she couldn’t sleep, she got onto the Secretary of State’s website and looked up the contributions her friends gave to political campaigns on TRACER.

  • Doyle: Your vote matters with SB 42

    Over the years, I have heard a number of people express the sentiment that they don’t vote in presidential elections because their vote doesn’t matter. This view always has frustrated me because I believe that one of the greatest rights all Americans have is the right to vote.

    It is true, of course, that the candidate I vote for isn’t always the winner, yet that doesn’t stop me from continuing to exercise my right to vote and to speak up for candidates in whom I believe.

  • Our Readers Write

    Something to consider with new developments

    Editor:

    Commissioners, over the next few weeks and months you will be asked to consider three major developments in the Aspen Park/Conifer area for your approval. You will hear from applicants with good intentions that will undoubtedly raise issues of progress and growth to an area that is ripe for both.

  • Rohrer: Getting our community back

    If you’ve never played on an athletic team, you may have missed one of the great joys of life. It’s exhilarating to have teammates with whom you bond and with whom you share the goal of being part of a winning effort.

    One of my greatest joys was learning that I had made my highly competitive high school baseball team. I was so excited that I broke down in tears as I reported the good news to my dad.

  • Romberg: Honoring the work of Wilma Webb

    As the Colorado House of Representatives considered its annual resolution celebrating the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. last month, former Rep. Wilma Webb, the sponsor of the 1984 bill that made Dr. King’s birthday a state holiday, sat on the side of the chambers as an honored guest.

    The sponsors of the resolution spoke about how Webb was a mentor and an inspiration to them as they honored her on the 35th anniversary of the King holiday becoming law.

  • Glass: Devil in the details

    Gov. Polis has made fully funding kindergarten a major fiscal policy priority for this year. Given the governor’s party controls both chambers of the legislature — and early signs indicate he has been able to find the funding necessary to make full-day kindergarten happen — some version of this is likely to pass this legislative session. That would make it a signature accomplishment in his first year.