Today's Opinions

  • Ballot items: some good, some bad

    For as long as I can remember, the Colorado state personnel system has been characterized as being overly bureaucratic and restrictive. This year, we have a chance to do something about it.
    Based upon Tammany Hall-type scandals involving government employees around the country in the last half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, governments across the United States enacted merit-based personnel systems that made it all but impossible for politicians to reward their political allies with government jobs as rewards for their loyalties.

  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks to People Comforters
    I have to thank you for doing the story on the angels who are involved in People Comforters. As a recipient of one of their beautiful pieces of handiwork, I want to let them know how much the quilt we received means to us.

  • If it is broke, then by all means, please fix it

    By Jim Rohrer

  • Really: This is a critical election

    Every four years we hear it, but this time it just might be true: This could be the most important election in a generation.

  • Our Readers Write

    Evergreen residents: Be aware of the elk rut

  • Amendment 64 is wrong for Colorado

    By Sheriff Ted Mink

    There are reasons the governor, attorney general, state representatives and senators, CU regents and more than 100 other elected leaders in Colorado are opposed to Constitutional Amendment 64. There are reasons why over more than education, medical, youth, law enforcement, treatment, chambers of commerce and business organizations are opposing Amendment 64.  

  • Our Readers Write

    Closing Rooney Road slash facililty makes no sense
    I’m especially concerned about the closing down of the Rooney Road slash facilty. I understand the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office position, but from a big-picture perspective, it’s so counterintuitive!

  • Romney’s comments over the line

    Dear Governor Romney:
    When I cast my ballot in this year’s presidential election, I plan to vote for President Obama “no matter what.” Having said that, let me disabuse you of the notion that only people you have characterized as “dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it” are committed to voting for the president.