Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    People Comforters received Individual of the Year award


    The article in the April 3 issue about the sheriff’s awards, authored by Deborah Swearingen, neglected to mention that Juel De Cicco, director of People Comforters of Evergreen, was awarded Individual of the Year by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

  • Rohrer: America is looking for a little respect

    I laughed out loud when I read that a man leading the Alaskan dogsled Iditarod race had his dogs stop pulling after he spoke harshly to one of them. Although he had a significant lead, he lost it because the dogs were upset enough by the man’s actions to refuse to pull the sled. Disrespect one dog and you disrespect all of them.

  • Romberg: More civility and respect needed

    There’s always a tension between the majority and minority in legislative bodies and the minority has limited tools. At the federal level, the fact that most actions of the United States Senate can be stopped unless 60 percent of senators agree for them to move forward is an important tool for incremental change.

  • Our Readers Write

    Stay informed


    If you are an American and at all concerned about the future of America, you need to get on a mailing list (all sides of the political picture), and be familiar and understand what our legislators are doing. Pay attention. You might be surprised, even frightened, about what gets put into law without your knowledge. Be an informed voter.

    Suzanne deDisse

    Vote for politicians who vote to end climate change


  • Our Readers Write

    Population and climate change

    Homo sapiens is a large animal, not as massive as the blue whale for sure but big enough to be categorized large. At no time in all of geologic history has an animal as large as man (and woman) existed simultaneously in such enormous numbers (7.7 billion today and projected 10 billion by the year 2055).

  • Webb: Laws need to be worth more than paper

    Laws are a little hollow and empty if no one agrees to enforce them. According to a count I saw on social media, 26 counties throughout the state have publicly declared themselves to either be Second Amendment sanctuaries or they have sheriffs who’ve stated publicly that they will not enforce the red flag bill if it is signed into law.

  • Rockwell: Pay attention to wildfire mitigation

    We all feel blessed to live in this remarkable community. The blue skies, the miles of beautiful trails, excellent schools, great neighbors and local businesses providing almost all our needs. The people of Paradise, Calif., felt the same way, but they lost it all last year — homes, schools, stores and life itself — to wildfire.

    I was surprised to learn that Paradise had been rated the No. 1 insurance-loss risk in the country. That distinction now belongs to the Evergreen/Conifer area. If that doesn’t keep you up at night, what will?

  • OTM: Sabotaging your weight loss efforts

    The time has changed and there was a winter storm last week. A sure sign of spring! With thoughts of spring, come thoughts of outdoor activities and our 2019 goals. If you are working on losing weight but haven’t been successful, perhaps you are unwittingly sabotaging your efforts. Below are the top reasons why people do so. Can you identify with any of them?