Letters to the editor
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Letter: Clean air

It is no lie that trucks on the road are one of the leading causes of pollution within Colorado. more

Letter: Public education

Kudos to the students and adults who strongly advocated for gun safety action recently at the Colorado Capital. This is one major takeaway I have from witnessing their resolve. more

Letter: We must rein in our fossil fuel consumption

Larry von Thun is so right, that the world needs to shift to green energy alternatives, and I will add, right now. more

Letter: The truth about CO2 and global warming

Our current warm period interglacial warming cycle began circa 1750. CO2 emissions 1850-1945 were small, <5Gt/yr., (1GT = 1 gigaton = 1 million metric tons) accelerating post 1945, they rose to 36.3Gt/yr in 2021. more

Letter: Disability awareness awakens opportunity

Struggling to find workers. Fulfilling diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. These are issues for employers and current news. more

From the Jefferson County Treasurer

Every tax year I receive a few calls from taxpayers asking the County Treasurer to lower or waive their property taxes for various reasons. The County Treasurer’s Office does not have the legal authority to lower property taxes or waive property taxes per state law. more

Letter: Councilman refers to women as ‘girls’ even after we ask him not to do so

As a profession, I study social justice issues. That means I analyze power dynamics – specifically, the way language and images contribute to historical and ongoing inequities in the U.S., including inequities between the sexes. more

Letter: Sexism and lack of accountability at Lakewood City Council study session

At the Lakewood City Council study session on Feb. 6, Rich Olver, council member for Ward 4, said “Girls, it’s on you” in reference to his women colleagues. more

Letter: “To Kill A Mockingbird” at the DCPA was a troubling experience

The acting was superb. The experience was out of this world. The staff was, as they always are, extra. Trouble No. 1 was the content. more

Letter: Third-party vendor fees for property taxes

Happy New Year! As you know, property taxes fund critical services from Special Districts such as our Jefferson County school district, fire departments, public works, water, sewer, city services, public safety, etc. more

Letter: In response to the Joe Webb column about the GOP

The explanation for the GOP's dysfunction is simple. more

Letter: All kids deserve clean, healthy air

Trucks and cars on our roadways are the largest single emitter of dangerous greenhouse gases that cause climate change and impact our health. more

Letter: 1A is a tax hike

Jefferson County commissioners seem to have no love for our Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), that’s evidenced by one of the commissioners, in his personal capacity, being the lead plaintiff on a (thankfully failed) lawsuit to overturn TABOR completely.  more

Letter: It’s time to speak up for youth mental health

September was Suicide Prevention Month, and now more than ever, it’s time to raise awareness and work together to address the youth mental health crisis in our country. more

Letter: In response to Joe Webb's Aug. 4 column

There was no surprise that in his Aug. 4 essay in the Transcript, Joe Webb, former chairman of the Jeffco Republican Party, endorsed all Republican’s running in this year’s elections. more

Letter: We cannot send our troops to war, and then send them the bill!

Memorial Day is when America pauses and reflects on those lives given in service to our country. Many of those lives were not lost on the battlefield but instead lost here at home to illnesses long after they left service.  more
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