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Opinion

  • 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.

  •  Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora

  • Editor:

    I have great concern for policemen in this day and age. They are ordinary men and women with schooling and limited training and experience in many phases of law enforcement They are underpaid, and put their lives on the line each day, never knowing what they might face.  Yes they are heroes and very unsung!

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  • Brandon Buenavidez, MA, NCC

    Guest Column

     

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

  • 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.

  • Editor:

    Weld County has seen phenomenal growth in the past ten years.  Since 2004, our assessed value has grown from $2.9 billion to $9 billion in 2014, a 210 percent increase.  Weld County now ranks as the second largest Colorado County in total Assessed Value – behind only Denver. 

  • Glenn Mollette

    Guest Column

     

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

  • 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.

  • Jennifer Forker

    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. 

  • Patrick Darrel Weber, 20, of Longmont, passed away on Aug. 28, 2014, in Lafayette due to injuries resulting from a car accident.

    He is survived by his parents, John and Debra Weber; a grandmother, seven siblings, and multiple nieces and nephews. 

    Services were held Sept. 2, 2014, at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home, 75 S. 13th Ave., Brighton CO 80603. Tabor-Rice Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

  • Editor:

    Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair.

    Perhaps you sent a floral spray,

    If so, saw it there.

    Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend would say.

    Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day.

      Whatever you did to console our hearts,

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

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

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    Stan Martin

    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.”

  • William G. Valentine, 72, passed away Aug. 12, 2014. 

    He is survived by his wife, Gloria Walston-Valentine; three daughters, Cathy Valentine, Shelley Valentine and Diana Walston-Valentine; and two sons, Michael Todd Barncord and Richard Emory Valentine; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    Services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Aspen Magnolia Chapel, 6580 E. 73rd Ave. in Commerce City. Interment will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

  • Megan Jensen

    Guest column

     

    With the recent rains and the anniversary of last September’s floods quickly approaching, many Colorado residents are starting to worry.

  • Who will watch the watchers?

    Since my previous column on Child Protective Services (CPS), I have been inundated with notes from people who have had their children taken from them by our government.

    From here in Colorado, I have heard from mothers, fathers, and grandparents — people who have had their children removed from their loving home by the state and county governments.

  • Jim Hightower

    If John Boehner is so worried about the president’s executive orders, why didn’t he sue George W. Bush?

    What a hoot to see House Speaker John Boehner up on his hind legs, braying like a goofy mule as he declares that by golly he’s filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for “aggressive unilateralism.” Or, was it unilateral aggressivism?

    Whatever.

  • Jill Richardson

    Guest Column

     

    You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can’t make her eat. Especially if the food doesn’t taste good.

    That’s what the government found out after the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

  •  Emily Schwartz Greco 

    & William A. Collins

     

    For the first time since 1997, the U.S. economy just added at least 200,000 jobs per month for six months running. GDP grew at a 4 percent annual clip between April and June. The percentage of Americans who describe the economy as “good” has climbed to the highest level of President Barack Obama’s presidency.