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Today's Opinions

  • Feel-good sports stories a welcome respite

    One of the best things about sports teams is the catalyst they can provide to bring people together. Eyes all over the world were focused on the World Cup in June and July.  
    While our team failed to make it into the 32-nation tournament, we watched people from all over the world show their national pride until France won the championship with a win over Croatia.

  • Our Readers Write

    Corporal punishment is a good idea
    Editor:
    In the July 4 Canyon Courier, there was a well-written letter about banning corporal punishment in schools by Jane Cadwallader. Although well written, it has questionable supporting data, and not everyone believes as she does.
    She does state that corporal punishment has a high rate of immediate behavior modification (which is needed to fix the present problem), but she states it has long-term problems. This statement must be verified.

  • Elect a Speaker of the House not speaker of a party

    Admittedly, my last recommendation to improve the working of our dysfunctional U.S. House of Representatives will be challenging. It will take a groundswell of voter support to amend the Constitution to provide longer terms and a one-term limitation for House members.
    A recent McLaughlin & Associates survey shows that 82 percent of voters support a Constitutional amendment to impose term limits. We must speak out for a specific initiative for this to gain some momentum.

  • A Rocky Mountain low for the N.Y. Times

    Perhaps by now you’ve had the unfortunate occasion to read or hear about the scurrilous piece of yellow journalism recently perpetrated upon the Republican candidate for governor, Walker Stapleton.
    In a N.Y. Times article titled “Family history haunts GOP candidate for governor in Colorado” by Julie Turkewitz (July 24), we have the perfect example of biased reporting of facts masquerading as news reporting. We have the perfect example of why Trump supporters regard with such disdain that bastion of Progressive fabrications, the N.Y. Times.

  • Our Readers Write

    Leonard’s Facebook post was reprehensible
    Editor:
    I’m writing to respond to State Rep. Tim Leonard’s Facebook posting about the women’s marches that were held in January 2017 and 2018, and the Canyon Courier article discussing it.
    As a child of two survivors of the Holocaust, I feel especially entitled to weigh in on this topic. I can’t begin to express the hurt and disgust that this posting brought to me.

  • Time to even the playing field again

    Joe Webb

  • FODR initiative is missing the mark

    It was quite a week for Independence Institute president Jon Caldara and his “Fix Our Damn Roads” initiative.  First, Colorado Springs mayor John Suthers signed a petition to help get it onto the ballot. Then, Caldara announced plans to sue the Greeley Stampede for stopping the collection of petition signatures at the event. Because the Stampede takes place on publicly owned land, Caldara believes it’s unconstitutional to restrict access to potential signatories on public land.

  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks for new sign
    Editor:
    We, the Lancaster family, sincerely thank the commissioners of Clear Creek  
    County, Todd of Zuni Signs, Einar Jensen and all others who helped replace and restore the Scott Lancaster Memorial Bike Path Bridge sign. The sign was severely damaged in a wind storm more than a year ago and needed to be rebuilt.  
    The new sign, by Zuni Signs of Evergreen, is a beautiful copy of the original. We are thrilled with it, and we know Scott would be so pleased and honored. Thank you so much!