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Opinion

  • Jennifer Forker

    Guest column

    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. 

  • Timothy Karr

    Guest Column

     

    There was no vacation for the Internet this summer.

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    The work of the Concerned Citizens for the Education of Our Students has just begun:

    • Hiring a new superintendent, with experience with a community with the demographics of Fort Lupton, able to work with all the stakeholders in the Re-8 district to improve the education level of our children and raise the expectation levels and challenge our students.

  • Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora

    This editorial that follows is about the U.S addiction to foreign oil and how it imperils our economic and national security. We must and can end that addiction through a renewed emphasis upon various forms of energy development here within North America where we have reliable partners in Canada and Mexico, our own abundant energy resources, and, if unleashed, the entrepreneurial, spirit to use energy more efficiently.

  • Editor:

    Weld County has seen phenomenal growth in the past 10 years.  Since 2004, our assessed value has grown from $2.9 billion to $9 billion in 2014, a 210% increase.  Weld County now ranks as the second largest Colorado county in total assessed value – behind only Denver. 

  • 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.

  • Glenn Mollette

    Guest Column

     

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

  • I am honored to share with you the medical assistance offered by United Way of Weld County. 

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    Dear Fort Lupton Community,

    Thank you. It has been my honor and pleasure to serve the students, staff and community of Fort Lupton for over a decade.

    The challenges have been many, but a great team of dedicated professionals with our students always at forefront of every conversation, have tackled the many hurdles that were placed before them.

  • 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.”

  • 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,

  • 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.

  •  I take no joy in saying this: Chris Christie is right.