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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Our Readers Write

    Attend Planning Commission meeting to protest proposed development

    Editor:

    I don’t know how many members of this community follow the local developments, but we are being bombarded with developers trying to cripple our peace.

    The development on 10250 Highway 73 is continuing with its planning of 104 townhouses with access off highway U.S. 285 and Highway 73. This is the second largest planned development within a mile from two others on the other side of U.S. 285.

  • On the Move: Just get started

    Sometimes the hardest thing to do is actually making the decision to start something and then taking action. This winter, I’ve had many opportunities to push myself to make the decision and secondly take action.

    I’m a trail runner, and I run in all seasons. This winter has been more challenging than most. I have a stress fracture in my left knee and haven’t been able to run or hike since Nov. 16. Thankfully, I can mountain/fat bike, but winter riding takes a bit more pushing for me than running.

  • Seize the Prey: Looking for the raptor in nature’s hiding places

    Quietly biding their time behind nature’s curtain of leaves, needles and darkness perch the fierce birds of prey. These raptors were named for the Latin word, “rapere,” meaning “to seize.”

    Raptors incorporate exceptional weapons of hooked beaks, strong talons and extraordinary hearing to catch prey. There are almost 450 species of raptors, including falcons, osprey, hawks, eagles, vultures and owls.

  • 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.