• LETTER: Veteran benefits, resources remain critical

        As the honorable and memorable Veterans Day fades away and comes to a close, we continue to reflect on the jobs that current and past soldiers have provided. It is extraordinary what is asked of a solider. A solider pinned in a foxhole for hours, if not days, while having shots flying over his head, waiting for relief to come, requires a brave and elite individual. Their service and sacrifice should be rewarded and highly respected.

  • LETTER: Vote no on Weld secession


  • LETTER: Thanks to everyone who helped SPVHS breakfast

        The South Platte Valley Historical Society would like to send a big big “thank you” to the Fort Lupton Branding Iron for their donations of all the food for the annual SPVHS Pancake breakfast at Trapper Days on Sept. 7.

  • LETTER: Thanks to all who helped make Trapper Days a success this year

    Dear Editor,

    Many, many thanks! The “11th” annual Fort Lupton Trappers Days Bike and Car Show was a great success. It included hot cars, cool bikes, great food, good music, a silent auction for adults and kids, and much more. Once again we have raised funds for the Floyd Acre scholarship and the Blessings in a Bag program. The collecting of canned goods for the Fort Lupton Food Bank and an onsite blood drive has also become a standard part of the event.

  • More teachers should explore PACE

        As a local educator, I am especially excited for the fall and the hope and promise of a new school year. I love settling back into the classroom, getting to know all my new students, and the fresh opportunity to impact the lives of kids.
          While teaching is my passion, I couldn’t face these daily challenges without the support of my colleagues, administrators and my teachers’ organization — the Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE).

  • Kaul wrong about Will

        This is in reference to Donald Kaul’s comments about George Will. George Will is neither smug nor arrogant! His columns are insightful, informed and his piece on Detroit was on the mark. Granted, space dictated a less detailed picture than we would have liked. Forthcoming books will fill out the picture.
        George Will, along with Charles Krauthammer, rank as the foremost columnists of this generation.

  • In defense of Al Jacobson

        I have been a subscriber to the paper for a long time. I enjoy the columns by Al Jacobson, though I may not agree with all he writes.
        It is great for a newspaper to try and show different sides to issues facing us today.
        I have become somewhat disappointed with some of the recent letters asking to have Al removed because they do not agree with him. This is a major 

  • Respect the right to express points of view

        In a recent paper, you printed a letter from Ms. Phillips of Brighton in regards to the columns written by Al Jacobson.
        I want to first thank you for printing all articles that provide viewpoints that are liberal, conservative and sometimes somewhere in between. It is our duty and privilege as informed and, hopefully, intelligent readers to read and discern the content of those articles.
        Reading is the same as viewing art. The individual perception is often very different.

  • Thanks to all who donated food during Sakata Roast and Toast

        We would like to acknowledge all of the people who attended the Bob Sakata Roast and Toast and their generous contribution of non-perishable food to our food pantry.
        A total of 164 pounds of food was donated on that evening.
        Special thank you to Linda Young for supporting our pantry. She made it possibel for us to receive the donated food.

  • Support independent voters

        President Obama’s recently appointed Commission on Election Administration has begun holding public hearings around the country. This 10-member body is tasked with presenting recommendations to the president about how to “improve all citizens’ voting experience.”