Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Discipline and structure in the summer months

    Dear Ask A Therapist,

    It’s a whole different ball game when my children get out of school for summer. We have lots of fun, but stress seems to bubble up. Please give me some parenting tips.


    Dear parent,


    Yes, school’s out for the summer! Mostly stress-free weeks, right? 

  • LETTER: Candidate wants to move Colorado forward

    dear editor, 

    You look around the country these days and it’s easy to wonder how we got here - to a place where we stand toe to toe instead of shoulder to shoulder. I think the most important question Coloradans should be asking themselves is how we get out of here. How do we get back to a place where people are willing to work together to get big things done? I believe we can get there. We just have to have the courage to see common ground where others see conflict.

  • LETTER: Keep our air smoke-, vape-free

     Gov. John Hickenlooper veted HB 1258 earlier this week.

    Dear editor

    Allowing marijuana smoking or vaping any public place or workplace is the wrong direction for Colorado. No one should be forced to breathe smoke, whether it is from tobacco, marijuana, or vaping in public places or workplaces.

  • LETTER: Bill reduces access to juvenile autopsy reports

    Editor’s note: State legislators passed Senate Bill 223 recently, which reduces access to autopsy reports for juveniles. Newspaper personnel and other media organizations opposed the bill, which was requested by county coroners around the state.

    The Colorado Press Association – a lobbying group for newspapers across the state, including MetroWest Newspapers – asked the governor to veto the bill in this letter (edited for space):


    Dear Gov. Hickenlooper: 

  • COLUMN: Therapist talks panic attacks

    Dear Ask A Therapist,

    How can I tell when anxiety and panic attacks are at concerning levels?


    Dear reader, 

    I can give you a quick view of what is good to know about anxiety and panic. Anxiety and panic attacks are disorders that can be treated effectively using psychotherapy or medications, or both, depending on the severity of the symptoms. Hallmarks of anxiety include excessive worry, feelings of dread and insomnia, to name a few.

  • LETTER: Paying kindness forward: a little goes a long way

    Dear editor, 

    I was at the Wal-Mart store in Brighton on Wednesday May 2, between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

    Normally, my shopping experience there is in the grocery department. On this day I was shopping for more. I had not yet become acquainted with the remodel store layout. There were some items I was looking for. This meant quite a bit of walking. 

  • LETTER: Residents oppose new Brighton senior housing project

    Dear editor,

    Over the past several months I have been watching for any updates regarding the Brighton Housing Authority and the project that should begin soon at the old Senior Center on Sixth Avenue and Bush Street in Brighton. 

  • LETTER: Pastor celebrates milestone birthday May 10

    Dear editor

    Our church is having a surprise birthday potluck Thursday, May 10, for our pastor, Tommy Moore, for his 90th birthday.

    He only wants homemade birthday cards. Our goal is 90 cards.

    The address is 495 S. Main St., the Brighton Messiah Baptist Church.