Today's Opinions

  • Romberg: Polis pitches campaign promises in budget

    Gov. Jared Polis had a busy first week. After being sworn into office and giving a general inaugural address, he had just two days before presenting his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Colorado General Assembly.

    As you would expect, the speech included many of the things that Polis emphasized during his campaign, but the priorities were further honed and, in some cases, included more details about how he intends to pursue his agenda.

  • Rorher: What gets measured gets done
  • Hicks: Giving back through a Random Act of Catering

    I don’t know Chris Kilcullen all that well, but he knows the situation quite well. After all, he’s been there.
    There was a period of time — 2009, during the recession, to be exact — when the Evergreen resident lost everything: his house, his job and his entire life savings. Gone. Kaput.
    “We could barely put food on the table much less buy Christmas gifts,” Kilcullen recalled.
    Imagine that? I’m sure, at one time or another, we all could’ve been or have been there. I know I’ve been there.

  • Our Readers Write

    Gardner should use his role to help reopen government
    An open letter to Sen. Cory Gardner
    Sen. Gardner:
    Thank you for the public comments indicating that holding government operations hostage to the White House demands for DHS funding is inappropriate. Holding federal government operations hostage hurts our nation and it hurts Coloradans.

  • Our Readers Write

    Thank you to Evergreen Metropolitan District
    We wanted to express our gratitude for exceptional service and help we received from the Evergreen Metropolitan District team.

  • Romberg: Resignations lead to more turnover
  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks for allowing me to be a conversative voice
    You know the old saying that all good things must come to an end, and we all know that change, although required, is seldom easy. With this in mind, the management of the paper has decided to discontinue my column, “Not Politics As Usual.”
    They have kindly afforded me this opportunity to thank all of you who have supported the column and the paper.  

  • Rohrer: We need more umpires in the new year

    I have a sort of mancave which looks a bit like a museum. In it are so many things that remind me of people, places and things that have been important to me. At the end of the bar is a collection of autographed baseballs and a little clicker which umpires use to keep track of balls, strikes and outs. Someone asked me what it was, and the question brought back memories of my first job. At about 13 or so I became an umpire, calling games for younger boys.