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Opinion

  • Editor,

    Working with law enforcement and the community, the former Adams County Board of Commissioners placed a moratorium on marijuana for unincorporated Adams County. Commissioner Chaz Tedesco said a review of this issue must be addressed by 2015.

  • Gelissa Garcia, MA, LPC

    Guest Columnist

  • Tracy Lieberman

  • The state of Colorado ought to be clear in valuing the unborn, and our legal system ought to impose tougher penalties for those convicted of attacking pregnant women and causing the loss of a fetus.

  • Amanda Ufheil-Somers

    Guest Column

     

    Once again, a U.S. president vows to eliminate an extremist militia in the Middle East to make the region, and Americans, safe.

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    Tom Janich

    Guest column

  • Marge Baker

    Guest column

     

     

    One of the many privileges of living in a democracy is the ability of each of us to have an equal say about how we are governed. Through elections, our lawmakers can be held accountable for how well they fight for the interests of the people they represent.

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    Emily Oosterhouse

    We don’t like to talk about suicide. However, more than 40,000 Americans die each year due to suicide, which currently is the 10th-leading cause of death in our nation. Locally, there were 71 completed suicides in Adams County. 

  • September is Suicide Prevention Month. But we need to talk about suicide prevention more than one month out of the year.

    It affects all of us, including our children, teenagers and young adults. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 24 years nationally and claims the lives of approximately 4,600 teens each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

  • Glenn Mollette

    Guest column

    While ISIS horrifically beheaded Steven Sotloff and James Foley, some Americans were being inconvenienced on airplanes. Most of us are spoiled and when we stop and think for a minute our inconveniences are small in comparison to so much else in the world.

  • Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora

    This editorial that follows is about the U.S addiction to foreign oil and how it imperils our economic and national security. We must and can end that addiction through a renewed emphasis upon various forms of energy development here within North America where we have reliable partners in Canada and Mexico, our own abundant energy resources, and, if unleashed, the entrepreneurial, spirit to use energy more efficiently.

  • Timothy Karr

    Guest column

     

     

    There was no vacation for the Internet this summer.

    While many Americans slipped away to the beach, Internet users were busy defending the openness of a network that has become this era’s engine for free expression, ingenuity and just about everything else.

  • Jennifer Forker

    Guest column

     

    We often talk about the ripple effect of suicide — that it affects so many people beyond the individual’s immediate family and friends — but we often forget to include our co-workers among those who are grief-stricken by a loss related to suicide. Yet most of us spend 40 hours or more a week at our workplace. 

  • Editor:

    As my career with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office draws to a close, I’ve had to seriously consider who to endorse to be the next Sheriff.  I don’t believe it should be a political decision.  The issues of law enforcement and public safety are too important to be based on politics.

  • Emily Schwartz Greco
    and William A. Collins

    What explains the never-ending justifications for U.S. involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts? In a word: oil.

    Sure, President Barack Obama may have dropped food and water on that desolate Iraqi mountaintop out of humanitarian concern for the persecuted Yazidi minority. But he didn’t drop any bombs until Islamic State fighters began to threaten Kurdish oil supplies.

  • Glenn Mollette

    Guest Column

     

    The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money.

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

    Evidence continues to pile up that Medicare Advantage plans are no advantage for taxpayers.

    MA plans, as they are called, are one alternative for seniors to receive their Medicare benefits. But in this case, the benefits come from government payments to private insurance carriers, not directly from the federal government. 

  • Jim Hightower

    The tragedies unfolding in Ferguson, Mo., are doubly infuriating.

    First, there is the obvious outrage of yet another unarmed person being shot and killed by one of the town’s police officers as he was walking to his grandmother’s home.

  • Al Jacobsen

    To this day I have not seen the classic film “Pride of the Yankees,” starring Gary Gooper as Lou Gehrig. The film came out in the same year I was born, 1942.  America had just entered the Second World War.  I think the spirit of Lou Gehrig, as portrayed by Gary Cooper, inspired the American people in those dark days.

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    Stan Martin

    Guest Column

    Mary is a longtime unincorporated Adams County resident living in the Welby area.

    Mary is desperate and scared. After numerous messages and failed attempts to receive answers from the county, Mary frantically searches the web and googles “stormwater invoice.”