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Opinion

  • Luke Moore

    Guest column

  •  Editor:

    This year the residents of Colorado’s 4th Congressional District can send a strong message to our nation’s Capitol.

    The message is that we are fed up with the failure of Congress to do its job, and we’re sending back a man to help fix it.

  • Larry Cooper

    Guest column

     

  • 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:

    This November, Coloradans will have the opportunity to make history by voting “Yes” on Proposition 105 which requires labeling on genetically engineered (GE) 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.

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    Chip Marks

    Guest column

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

  • 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.

    All life is precious, and if this amendment helps to overturn Roe v. Wade, then that’s all the more reason to vote YES. Roe v. Wade should never have happened because it is wrong to kill.

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

    A friend of mine, a diabetic, stumbled on to another booby trap in the pricing of generic drugs.

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

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

     

    Governor

    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.

  • 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.  

  • Editor:

    In my first article titled “The Time Has Come for Weld County Council to Be More Proactive,” I proposed the idea of hiring a full-time performance auditor.  In this article I’d like to expand on that idea.

  • Lee H. 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.

  • Editor:

    The LeBlanc family, grand marshals for the 2014 Trapper Days celebrations, wish to thank Mona Sandoval, her committee, the Chamber of Commerce and the city of Fort Lupton for the unforgettable honor they bestowed upon us. 

  • Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling

    Guest Column

     

    It is virtually impossible to overstate the importance of readily available access to safe, affordable and reliable energy to individual prosperity and economic well-being. Energy impacts nearly all aspects of life, from the gasoline pumped into cars to the electricity needed to power factories and industries.

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Guest column

     

    What I like to call The Great Cost Shift in American health care marches on with the approach of this year’s insurance enrollment season. That’s when all of us who get coverage from employers, the new state exchanges, Medicare Advantage plans or from a Medicare prescription drug plan are likely to find that choosing drug coverage just became harder. Not that it was ever easy.

  • The state of Colorado ought to be clear in valuing the unborn, and our legal system ought to impose tougher penalties for those convicted of attacking pregnant women and causing the loss of a fetus.

  • Amanda Ufheil-Somers

    Guest Column

     

    Once again, a U.S. president vows to eliminate an extremist militia in the Middle East to make the region, and Americans, safe.

  • Editor:

    The weekend of Sept. 6, the city of Fort Lupton celebrated the traditional Trappers Days. The whole city participates and the community celebrates its diversity. Small town America at its best. The South Platte Valley Historical Society served its annual pancake breakfast at the fire hall parking lot. This event is attended by many of the residents of Fort Lupton and also some of our Weld County public officials. 

  • Editor:

    We would like to express our sincere thanks for the many beautiful cards we received for our 60th anniversary.

    To all our friends and family members, your thoughtfulness and best wishes made out special day so happy. Thank you all so very much, we love you.

    Lawrence and Maureen Case