Letters to the editor
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Letter to the editor: We must arm teachers, staff

We must arm teachers, staff On May 14, the DougCo Board of Education heard ideas from citizens and students on how to prevent tragedies like STEM. I told the board that brave Kendrick Castillo, not … more

Letter to the editor: Polluted site a disgrace

Polluted site a disgrace I have lived on the Vista Trail open space for 21 years. I frequently walk this trail from my house to the Cheese Ranch just east of Quebec. This trail passes Platte River … more

Letter to the editor: Time for more on mental health

Time for more on mental health I noted with interest in the May 9 edition that five of the CCM journalists won awards for their reporting on the state of mental health in Douglas County. Just before … more

Letter to the editor: We must secure firearms

We must secure firearms To those who can make a change for the better in our state: Have we not had ENOUGH mass shootings in Colorado to take gun control into our own hands as a state? Have we not … more

Letter to the editor: A misleading column

A misleading column Regarding Craig Smith's column where he asserts that the Second Amendment is untouchable, I suggest a road trip. Perhaps he could drive to places like California, New York, New … more

Letter to the editor: Missing the point on red flag bill

Missing the point on red flag bill Which is worse: ignorance or sending a letter to the editor with a covert political agenda beginning with “reasonable people"? Not conceding to ignorance, I must … more

Letter to the editor: Commissioners should just do their jobs

Commissioners: Do your job Reasonable people can disagree about the merits and shortcomings, and yes, even the constitutionality of the recently passed Colorado House Bill 19-1177, the Extreme Risk … more

Letter to the editor: Need an explanation

Need an explanation In an article last week, County Commissioner Lora Thomas is quoted as having said, “What is not in question is our commitment to public safety and improved mental health … more

Letter to the editor: SSPRD includes Acres Green

SSPRD includes Acres Green Acres Green residents live in the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District and are entitled to pay in-district rates for all SSPRD services. I was dismayed to read an … more

Letter to the editor: Bill a slippery slope

Bill a slippery slope Why would any reasonable person oppose the red flag law? I’m not a lawyer but here are a few reasons:  First, the law could violate the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. … more

Letter to the editor: Bill merits support

Bill merits support With an extreme-risk law, families and law enforcement can seek a court order to suspend firearms access to persons who are a danger to themselves and others. It is modeled after … more

Letter to the editor: Widen snow-removal policy

Widen snow-removal policy What do the following cities have in common? Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Commerce City, Englewood, Glendale, Lakewood, Littleton, Thornton, Westminster. Answer: They all require … more

Letter to the editor: Not a level playing field

Not a level playing field The school board of Douglas County, for what I believe were political reasons, stated if the bond issue passed it would share some of proceeds with charter schools. I assume … more

Letter to the editor: Maybe Neville should go?

Maybe Neville should go? State Rep. Patrick Neville's support for recalling Legislators whom he disagrees with, which he has affirmed through a recent Facebook post, is the worst kind of politics. … more

Letter to the editor: Bill would save lives

Bill would save lives In a sick twist of irony, a team of extremists is beginning a recall of Sheriff Spurlock — a sheriff who just four months ago won re-election with over 134,000 votes while … more

Letter to the editor: Bill not a gun grab

Bill not a gun grab I have been a gun owner for nearly 50 years and have lived in Highlands Ranch for 22 years. We recently co-founded Colorado Gun Owners for Safety (CGOS). CGOS are men and women … more

Letter to the editor: Bill thankfully defeated

Bill thankfully defeated In a Q&A published in the March 21 issue, state Rep. Patrick Neville mischaracterized the Child Safety Account bill that he had sponsored as one “to protect students … more

Letter to the editor: Silverthorn should resign

Silverthorn should resign The March 14 edition of the paper included a guest column from Sean Duffy, president of the Douglas County Libraries Board of Trustees. Mr. Duffy decries the “partisan … more

Letter to the editor: Bill would help reduce suicide

Bill would help reduce suicide As a one-time state lawmaker who had an “A+” NRA rating and a former Republican candidate for governor, I’m strongly supportive of HB-1177 — a bill that would … more

Letter to the editor: Sheriff deserves support

Sheriff deserves support I’m sorely disappointed at the lack of citizen support and representation shown at the Douglas County commissioners meeting on March 12 by our somewhat elected officials. … more
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