Today's Opinions

  • Finding our way to actual solutions

    Readers might be wondering why this week’s Courier has no stories with local reaction to the massacre in Newtown, Conn. — and that’s a fair question.

  • Our Readers Write

    Mediation should be considered before pursuing fire board recall
    As we checked around to better understand the issues in the proposed recall, we’ve learned that there have been many meetings of your group with the fire board, yet you are alleging that the board has never met with you.

  • Questioning the wisdom of recall drive

    By Greg Dobbs
    I was opposed to the fire district’s plan to put up a burn building obnoxiously and maybe perilously close to people’s homes in Bergen Park. Not that it affected mine — for me it will be out-of-sight, out-of-mind. But in a place like Evergreen, we’re all neighbors. So on the behalf of neighbors who would be directly impacted, I did everything I could to prevent it.

  • Our Readers Write

    MRC says thanks for making Empty Bowls fund-raiser a success

  • Seceding from rational thought

    Just think of the opportunities secession will give to Coloradans from all walks of life. Once we rid ourselves of that evil scourge that’s haunted us since we became a state a tortuous 136 years ago, we can move on and meet our true destiny.

  • Our Readers Write

    Help local nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day
    I am writing to ask your readers to take a moment out of their busy schedules to help our mountain community’s nonprofits.

  • From an apocalypse to a renaissance?

    You won’t be needing to tell President Obama to move to the center. The president won because he is the center. The election sounded an alarm that conjoined various coalitions supporting a more liberal agenda around gay marriage, immigration reform, health care for all, minority rights and women’s rights.

  • It’s OK to wish me a merry Christmas

    In early July this year, someone — with the kindest of intentions — wished me a “happy holiday.” I didn’t think anything of it at the time, but upon reflection I wondered what holiday, other that the Fourth of July, could he have possibly meant?