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Today's Opinions

  • Greene: The price is right at a Colorado SNOTEL

    Any discussion of water just about always means addressing drought. After all, Colorado was in one for 19 years. It’s not surprising that water is a big deal in the United States and has been the impetus behind the creation of a dizzying array of organizations with brain-numbing acronyms.

  • Romberg: ‘de-Brucing’ is right thing for county, state

    Most Coloradans know that TABOR, the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, is a constitutional amendment that requires voter approval to increase taxes. While that provision has significantly changed how governments operate, another part of the amendment that limits spending based upon a formula of population and inflation has resulted in more significant restrictions on government operations.

  • Rohrer: The quiet branch of government – the judiciary

    I recently read the “The Chief,” a book about Chief Justice John Roberts. The book gave a real insight into the current Supreme Court judges as well as many who helped mold this conservative’s career. He clerked for conservative judges Henry Friendly and William Rehnquist. He took positions in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. As the Chief Justice, he is dedicated to protecting the idea that the court is above politics.

  • Generations: Evergreen Christian Church: Envisioning a bright future

    This column will be different from other Generations columns because it will focus on exciting changes taking place in a local institution, through the sharings of two of our area senior citizens. I was fortunate recently to sit with Bob Cooper and Nancy Arsenault of Evergreen Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.

  • Rohrer: Millennials are the future of America … I’m OK with that

    Every now and then, I get an e-mail that makes fun of millennials by depicting them as clueless and self-absorbed. I hate those references because it seems wrong to define people by some arbitrary grouping.

    I don’t like being labeled old, left-handed or a has-been although all are true. We all like to be judged by who we are versus some label.

  • Romberg: CU Regents didn’t do us any favors

    We’ve got to hope that if they could do it over again, members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents would’ve named more than one presidential finalist.

    Forget that it takes a cynical interpretation of a law that says if three or fewer people meet the minimum qualifications for a job that all of them must be identified as finalists to justify that there are no finalists until three or fewer people are under consideration when the law makes no statement about how many people constitute finalists.

  • Our Readers Write

    Owning up to one’s actions
    Editor:

    I was incredibly mystified and more than a little upset to see, upon opening your May 29 issue, a letter from former teacher and coach Mike Kuzava, saying thank you and goodbye to the people of Evergreen. Given that Mr. Kuzava was terminated from his positions for “insubordination, immorality and other good or just cause,” as your paper reported on Sept. 15, 2018, it is odd to me that you’d allow him an unfettered platform in which to sugarcoat his leaving. 

  • Our Readers Write

    A glimpse of Shalom

    Editor:

    My husband and I went to Atlanta for the first time last weekend for a dear friend of mine’s family party. We loved Atlanta and were overwhelmed with the feeling of brotherhood and sisterhood that we experienced in this city and at this get-together.

    The party was extremely multi-racial. There were multiple generations of bi-racial, black and white adults together.

    My girlfriend’s daughter, Sarah, sent us this letter in describing our extraordinary experience. Here is an excerpt what she wrote: