Today's Opinions

  • Webb: Think about all who served on Memorial Day

    By Joe Webb

    Back in the 1940s, there was a 9- or 10-year-old boy who was sent to his grandparents’ home from time to time. His grandparents were dead by that time, and the house was occupied by various aunts and uncles who lived there, some with their families. In one bedroom was the ghostly spectral presence of the boy’s Uncle Frank.

  • Rockwell: Media literacy bill will teach kids vital skills

    By Linda Rockwell

    The Colorado General Assembly adjourned early this month after 120 very full days. The session has been characterized as productive, transformative, even aggressive. A Denver Post headline read, “Colorado lawmakers were busy changing your lives.”

  • Community voices: Chad Mott

    Do one thing every day that scares you ... daunting advice from the brilliant First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Thank you, seniors, for inviting me to embrace that wisdom. Speaking at Red Rocks is a truly terrifying honor.

  • Our Readers Write

    Letter writer should check his facts

    It was with dismay that I read the letter from Timothy J. Leonard in the May 15, 2019, Canyon Courier citing the “resurfacing” of the old diseases of smallpox and polio at our border cities. 

  • Rohrer: Change the rules for fairness not politics

    Most of us who watched the Kentucky Derby probably were sad to see the winner was determined by a technicality. It seems that the world of sports is stuck with lots of instant, or not so instant, replays.

    Following the rules often takes a super slow-mo replay viewed from every possible angle.

  • Romberg: A spirited legislative session

    The Colorado General Assembly adjourned May 3 after a session that was controversial and combative and that resulted in both successes and disappointments for Democrats who used their newfound control of both the House and Senate to pursue an aggressive agenda.

  • Our Readers Write

    History should teach us to be better

    In response to Roberta Sutton’s lament last week about “what is happening to our culture,” I can offer some clarity. The statue of Kate Smith in Philadelphia was not removed because somebody thought her rendition of “God Bless America” was offensive.

  • Our Readers Write

    We cannot change our history


    Every time I hear a recording of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” on the radio, I have to stop and listen. It is so moving. Her contralto voice and the beautiful emotion and love for her country shine through and bring tears to my eyes.

    The roaring applause for her both before and after she sang at the Philadelphia Flyers’ hockey game in 1973 also made my heart soar though I only saw it on film. The people who were at that game were truly lucky.