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Today's Opinions

  • Rohrer: Why does it seem that we hate each other?

    In his book “Bowling Alone,” Robert D. Putnam points out that there are just as many bowlers in the U.S. as ever, but bowling leagues are seen much less than in the past.

    So are bridge clubs, Kiwanis, Rotaries, Jaycees, labor union membership, church attendance, youth sports participation, family vacations and dinner with friends. All these symbols of community activity are dwindling.

  • Hicks: Let the kids play

    WANT TO PLAY?
    For more information on youth soccer in the community, contact the following:
    • Foothills Soccer Club: Peter Jeans, peterjeans89@gmail.com; Scott Rose, scottdrose@msn.com
    • Mountain Rush: Garry Guyan, 303-986-5200; gguyan@coloradorush.com
    • Denver Kickers / EPRD: Ross Fowler, 720-877-1273; rossi@synergysports.us; Jeff Sweet, 720-880-1221

    So, you want to play soccer in Evergreen, do you? Heed this advice: Make the right choice for you.

  • Our Readers Write

    Jefferson CountyInternational Women’s Day
    Editor:

    Women struggle for equality in a collective effort to secure basic human rights for themselves and for all. As we learned from Dr. Martin Luther King, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

    A gender-balanced world means equal opportunity and fairness for women.  It also means a better world for all. Liberating the oppressed also liberates the oppressor. Fair and equal treatment for women will end the moral corrosion that results inevitably from injustice.

  • Romberg: Who the government really let down

    “Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.” -- Henry Clay.

    I am the proud possessor of a master of public administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. I spent the first 12 years of my career as a public employee: first with the state of Colorado and later with the city and county of Denver.

  • Rohrer: ‘And that’s the way it is’

    Our editor has asked all of us who contribute to the Canyon Courier to tone down the divisive rhetoric. Readers can get that negative stuff many other places, and it’s not what they want from us.

    If you think about today’s news, it’s a confluence of entertainment and news, which is positioned to get our attention in an environment in which there is too little really important news to fill the 24-hour broadcast cycle.

  • Rockwell: Finding common ground

    In my last column, I issued a call for our local officials to work against the polarization we are witnessing at the national level, to maintain civility in our public life and to cooperate on solving problems. That’s asking a lot. We should ask no less of ourselves.  
    Imagine you are a state legislator, and all the calls and letters you receive on an issue can easily be put in two stacks — vote for this bill, vote against this bill. Many of us encourage partisanship by being unwilling to compromise ourselves.  

  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks to Evergreen Fire/Rescue for use of auditorium
    Editor:
    EAS+Y (Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability) thanks Evergreen Fire/Rescue for making its training and administration building available to the public for meetings and events. This facility, with a state-of-the-art auditorium and classroom space is a valuable community asset, which is available to local nonprofit organizations at no cost.

  • Webb: Standing up for small businesses, education

    Republicans took a pretty hard beating in last November’s election, especially in Jefferson County. However, we actually did elect a new Republican officeholder last November.

    Rep. Colin Larson is one of Jefferson County’s new representatives in the Colorado General Assembly. He represents House District 22, which is in South Jeffco and the Ken Caryl area. He grew up in South Jeffco and graduated from Colorado College.