Letters to the editor
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Letter to the editor: Smelling a rat around recall

Smelling a rat around recall Why do I think there is a back story to the Feb. 11 story of a recall process initiated to target four DCSD school board directors? A group claims it is seeking to oust … more

Letter to the editor: Thankful for vaccination

Thankful for vaccination I have made every effort to go to the back of the COVID-19 vaccination line and let more at-risk seniors go ahead of me, but luck was not with me. About 10 days ago my … more

Letter to the editor: Replace school board

Replace school board We elect a school board to put our children’s education first; to set both students and teachers up for success. When a school board fails to do this, we owe it to our children … more

Letter to the editor: Recall harms students

Recall harms students Before you sign a petition to recall members of the Douglas County School Board, ask yourself, “How will a potential recall affect the superintendent search?” Based upon the … more

Letter to the editor: Be part of solution for schools

Be part of solution for schools As former school board directors for the Douglas County School District, we are appealing to the community for cooler heads to prevail. We are all dealing with a … more

Letter to the editor: School recall plan costly, misguided

School recall plan costly, misguided Your recent story about the effort to recall some members of the Douglas County school board is concerning. Over the past year, the board of education has been … more

Letter to the editor: BOCC has right idea

BOCC has right idea I’ve heard a lot of criticism of the Douglas BOCC inquiry regarding establishing a health department for Douglas County outside of Tri County Health Department (TCHD) and I must … more

Letter to the editor: School board not effective

School board not effective As our community continues to contend with the ineptness of Douglas County School Board members as well as hear the rumblings of a potential recall, one group caught in the … more

Letter to the editor: School board recall not needed

School board recall not needed Who exactly is Nate Ormond? What qualifies him to single-handedly select the next school board? Why are 60 potential candidates willing to give him the authority to … more

Letter to the editor: Free speech and ethics challenged?

Free speech and ethics challenged? I was shocked to see Smith Young’s challenge to our Democratic Party county chair’s values of freedom of speech and ethics (letter in the papers of Jan. 21 and … more

Letter to the editor: School board isn’t leading

School board isn’t leading My heart goes out to our middle and high school students in Douglas County. They’re too often experiencing academic and social/emotional harm from ongoing remote … more

Letter to the editor: Follow science, not politics

Follow science, not politics Dear neighbors of the Castle Rock Town Council and Douglas County Commissioners: Castle Rock is my hometown. I have lived here since the 1970s, and graduated from Douglas … more

Letter to the editor: School board letting kids down

School board letting kids down I, along with many parents, am very frustrated by the Douglas County Board of Education’s decision to delay middle- and high-schoolers’ return to in-person … more

Letter to the editor: Two different kinds of protests

Two different kinds of protests In the aftermath of the recent riot at the United States Capitol, the nation is left divided over what some argue to be acting upon their First Amendment right, and … more

Letter to the editor: Anti-democracy agents must go

Anti-democracy agents must go Jan. 6 will go down in history as one of the darkest days of our country. A violent coup was staged on our U.S. Capitol. Make no mistake, it was an act of war. All those … more

Letter to the editor: Consider failed court cases

Consider failed court cases People are entitled to an opinion and there is a right to express those opinions just like Trump can contest the results in the court system. However, to completely ignore … more

Letter to the editor: Merlin Klotz needs to resign

Merlin Klotz needs to resign Merlin Klotz, Douglas County clerk and recorder, needs to resign — now! Never mind that Mr. Klotz thinks Vice President Mike Pence has “plenary” or absolute powers … more

Letter to the editor: Question on enrollment issue

Question on enrollment issue A recent issue contained an article, “Enrollment decline may devastate schools.” Declining enrollment in the state is real. My question to the many school districts … more

Letter to the editor: Open enrollment offers choice

Open enrollment offers choice This past year has magnified the importance of school choice. Whether it’s providing more options for in-person schooling or offering different learning environments … more

Letter to the editor: Vaccine can’t fix yahoos

Vaccine can’t fix yahoos I ain’t got much education and the fact I even have an IQ is doubtful. But I have already lived longer than most people in Douglas County and don’t need to be put at … more
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