• A long road of recovery ahead of us

        It took FDR at least eight years to get us out of the Great Depression. In fact, the only thing that really ended the Great Depression was WWII.
        Why do the American people feel that PresidentObama should have made much more progress in restoring our economy, when he inherited the worst mess since the Great Depression and has gotten no help from the Republicans in Congress?
    Robert H. Moulton III
    Commerce City

  • Sidewalks save lives

    On Aug. 28, we lost another young person to a tragic hit-and-run accident. Shane Hale, 19, was hit near 120th and Peoria on Saturday night and left in a ditch to die. A passerby found his body and called for help, but Shane did not make it. I live less than half a block from where this happened and yet did not hear or see anything.

  • Refocus the debate


  • Reflections on the track

        The greyhound dog track is no more. I don’t know whether to be relieved or sorry.
        I remember still summer nights when I could hear the dogs barking and the announcer’s voice. We could hear them all over the neighborhood. I sat with people on the Route 48 bus leaving downtown headed for the dog track. The people had racing forms spread out on their laps, and they religiously perused those forms as if the forms were a savior.

  • Hurt, anger aid divisions

    Re: “How insane is the Tea Party?” by Al Jacobson, July 4 edition.
        Mr. Jacobson’s article illustrates for me exactly why this country is so polarized at this point in time. His statements were inflammatory whether he intended that or not, just as his friends calling the Tea Party group “insane” set Mr. Jacobson on the defensive.

  • Big oil gets a bad rap

        In regards to the June 5 issue and the “Big Oil” editorial cartoon: I would like to know exactly what federal subsidies that Big Oil is getting.
        Do they get paid for not drilling? What taxpayer dollars are they raking in from the federal government? None, I think.

  • Hoopes for Adams County Commissioner

        As the time for the primary balloting draws near for Adams County candidates, I am writing to ask a special favor of my many Republican friends. Please mark your ballots for Kaarl Hoopes for District 1 Adams County Commissioner.

  • The Colonel kills the rainforest

        I have loved Kentucky Fried Chicken for more than 50 years now. However, I have learned the disturbing news that much of the material used to make KFC’s throw-away containers is obtained from rainforest trees, some of which are in critical areas. In effect, KFC supports the destruction of rainforest which not only acts as an oxygen-producer for us all, but which also is the habitat of critically endangered tigers in Indonesia.

  • Role models are everywhere

        I very much enjoyed the article that appeared recently in your paper regarding female role models written by Al Jacobson of Commerce City (“Role models shouldn’t be chosen by gender,” May 15). I was reminded that role models are everywhere and are sometimes found in the most unexpected places. I look forward to Mr. Jacobson’s future columns.
    Karen Hoopes

  • Jacobson reaffirms how I feel as a parent

        I was very much impressed by this article (Al Jacobson: “Role models shouldn’t be chosen by gender,” May 15). It made me feel like I was doing a good job as a parent.  Thank you for publishing Al Jacobson’s article. He has a wonderful way with words and he made me appreciate myself has a parent.  Please publish more by this man. He has a great outlook on our life and times.
        Thank you for your time and effort.

    Marcy Copeland