• Celestino Martinez, 73, of Henderson, Nev., and formerly of Thornton, passed away Oct. 13, 2014. He was born to Michael and Rebecca (Cordova) Martinez.

    Celestino is survived by children, Bernice Martinez, Linda Skrocki and Nick Martinez; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • Editor:

    In 2011, Commissioner Erik Hansen joined the three-member Board of Adams County Commissioners of which I was already a member. He came in with a plan to reform county government policies and procedures and have transparency. With enthusiasm, I jumped on the bandwagon with my second vote. 

  • Editor:

    This November, Coloradans will have the opportunity to make history by voting “Yes” on Proposition 105 which requires labeling on genetically engineered foods. Colorado ranks as one of the most health conscious states in the nation, so it stands to reason that we would want to know what’s in our food. Sixty-four countries around the world including the European Union already have labeling. Why don’t we?

  • Editor:

    The best measure of a legislator resides not in what they say, but in what they do. Specifically what legislation they sponsor, vote for, and enact into law.

    By this measure, Sen. Udall has an excellent record in looking out for Colorado and the nation. He supported legislation creating jobs, advancing immigration reform, aiding fire and flood recovery, protecting women’s and veteran’s rights, and protecting civil liberties.

  •  Editor:

    Disappoint the Democratic Party failed to properly screen their candidate for clerk and recorder, Brighton City Councilwoman Cynthia Martinez.

  • Editor:

    I am voting for Jan Pawlowski because I have known her for at least 40 years. We worked together on the Brighton Softball Association. For at least 10 years we built and rebuilt the fields on Eighth and Southern.

  • Editor:

    I’m an educator here in Brighton, and for me, there’s no question that Andrew Romanoff is the right choice for Congress. When he was Speaker of the Colorado House, Andrew led efforts to repair crumbling schools, increase early childhood education, promote STEM programs in schools, and so much more.

  • Editor:

    I’ve been proud to represent Adams County in the state Legislature for over 14 years, and during that time I’ve served with some extraordinarily capable individuals who are committed to moving our state forward. However, among them, Andrew Romanoff, former Speaker of the House and candidate in the Sixth Congressional District, stands out as one of the most effective, bipartisan leaders with whom I have served. 

  • Editor:

    It is time for School District 27J to wisely utilize the facilities they already have. It makes no sense to close the schools for three months. It makes no sense to leave all those buses sitting idle in the sun and deteriorating for three months.

  • Here we go again…our state has become ground-zero for yet another ill-conceived and misleading scare campaign.

  • I’m flattered that more than a few readers called or emailed in after last week’s paper wondering where my thoughts on Congressional District 6 were.

  • Editor: 

    I’m voting for Wilma K. Rose for Adams County Commissioner, District 5 and I hope you will, too.

    I have known Wilma for many years and can say that when she commits to something she doesn’t give up.

    As a paraprofessional working with developmentally delayed children she was there for the child, frequently having to adapt material to make it appropriate and effective.

  •  Guest Editorial

    We, as citizens of Adams County, are interested in a more positive and creative approach in Adams County and we feel Wilma Rose, candidate for Adams County Commissioner, is the right person for the job. Wilma Rose, from Brighton, is trying to improve the image of Adams County with a unique approach to campaigning and leading.

  • Editor:

    I will be voting yes on Amendment 67 in the November election.

    This amendment will establish personhood for unborn babies and will help to honor the life of Brady Surovik, who was killed just days before he was to be born.

  • Editor:

    My name is Fred Ramirez. I am a past candidate for Adams County Sheriff, the same position that Mike McIntosh is currently running for.

    After a very lively campaign with all the Republicans involved, Mike became the sheriff candidate of the Republican Party.

  • Go out and check your mailbox. I’ll still be here when you get back.

    Got your ballot? Great, let’s get started.



    If you’ve read my columns, you know I’m no fan of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s fence-straddling, middle-of-the-road efforts to find compromise on everything.

  • Former Rep. Lee Hamilton

    Guest column

    Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.

  • Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora

    Guest column

    From the day I was elected to Congress in 2009, I have been engaged in a fight to change the culture of Washington, D.C.

  • Editor:

    After 32 years as a rural family doctor, I measure the value of a politician by their commitment to the health of our people. In Fort Morgan I met Cory Gardner. After hearing him criticize the Affordable Care Act, I asked him what he would do to insure the 800,000 Coloradans with no health insurance.  He had no plan.  

  • Dear Editor:

    The op-ed from Mr. Janich that ran last month was confusing and wildly incorrect.

    First of all, this November, voters will be asked to vote for a bond measure to help build new schools as well as update and/or expand others in order to accommodate all the new kids now living in the district. It’s not a mill-levy override, as he suggested.