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Today's Opinions

  • Success = humiliation

    Educators have it rough these days: mediocre pay, long hours, physical torture.

    Yeah, you heard me.

    Rarely a week goes by that I don’t hear about a teacher or principal kissing a pig, shaving their head or being taped to a wall. These stunts, which not only keep community journalists employed, are designed to give students that extra nudge needed to achieve a specific goal.

  • Tax-and-spend Democrats earn title

    Sitting in the Brighton city council chambers Feb. 17, I looked on with bemused interest as Craig Carlson, local development magnate and president of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce, took the podium in support of S.B. 108, or FASTER (Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery). Simply put, the bill proposes tacking on additional fees to vehicle registrations in order to repair and maintain Colorado’s transportation infrastructure.

  • Letters

    Editor,

  • Wrestling coverage is shameful

    Editor,

        Is that the best you can do on the Brighton-Prairie View wrestling match? Your article was very small on such a big sporting event around this wrestling town. Every picture in the paper was of Prairie View winning. You have no pictures of the Brighton kids nor did you speak of how this match set the tone for a big upset and bragging rights for each school which Brighton won just in case you did not know.

  • Stragglers will catch up on DTV switch

    If the U.S. House of Representatives does nothing for the next year – even if they do nothing for the next 20 years – they did the right thing last week by choosing not to delay the long-planned Feb. 17 nationwide switch from analog to digital television.

    I say that if only for the sake of the many Denver families who have been victims of unwanted home invasions by Denver television news personalities over the past several months. Local news stations have made it their personal responsibility to inform and prepare us for this switch.

    Common citizens,

  • Perspective

    These are difficult times in our country. Scores of people are out of work, and families each day must walk a tightrope of putting food on their table and keeping a roof over their heads.

    It has been well-documented that newspapers are not immune to many of the struggles facing today’s business world. Each day, there are stories about newspapers, both large and small, facing tight budgets, employee layoffs and, in some cases, closures.

  • On risky business, leverage and haircuts

    I don’t give out investment advice, and I am not licensed to give even bad advice for a fee. I do have plenty of it, though. I got some from guys like you got yours from. Some I make up all by myself. Here is the best I got for free: “All there is to investing is picking good stocks at good times and staying with them as long as they remain good companies” - Warren Buffett.

  • There’s no crying at movies

    The dog dies.

        I’m new at this, but I think I was supposed to post some disclaimer before I ruined the end of the movie “Marley and Me.”

        Who are we kidding?

        Name the movie, “Where the Red Fern Grows,” “Old Yeller,” “Cujo.”

        The dog always dies.