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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks for supporting Salvation Army
    Editor:

    The Evergreen Salvation Army Service Extension Unit wishes to extend an enormous thank you to our wonderful community for both donating to the kettle bell fundraiser over the holidays and for helping with ringing the bell.

    Through our local community support, Salvation Army raised over $48,000; 95 percent of which will stay right here to help our neighbors in need. 

    Thank you and well done, Evergreen.

    Nancy Judge
    Evergreen

  • Glass: EnrollJeffco offers parents, students broader options

    One important concept in a business transaction is “friction.” Basically, this is anything that slows down someone from making a purchase — and the more friction in a purchase, the less likely someone will actually follow through on it.

    Enrolling a student in school has been a decidedly friction-filled experience. This is especially true for families who wish to enroll their student in a school other than their assigned neighborhood public school.

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