Opinions

BARBWIRE BOB 10-6-22

It’s going to be a long Bronco season if our new coach doesn’t learn how to call plays.  He’s got a strong-arm quarterback and some fast receivers, but he likes to run the ball through the middle of the line with some mediocre backs.  Maybe the quarterback should call the plays.  When Wilson starts to …

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THE EYES HAVE IT – Illegal immigration – A winning issue for Republicans

With the midterm elections six weeks away, voters are beginning to pay closer attention to issues that could determine the shade of red or blue that Colorado and the rest of the nation turns next year. Can the Republican party, locally and nationally, focus on issues important to voters? Or will the GOP live up …

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UNPACKING THE BACKPACK – Can civics class make us civil?

Several years ago, the Colorado Legislature voted down a law which would have made the United States citizenship test a requirement for high school graduation. This rejection was necessary and appropriate because the reasoning behind the requirement was simply wrong. A high school diploma encompasses a body of evidence in competency for multiple disciplines and …

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OPINION – Colorado’s Record-High Auto Thefts Directly Tied to Democrats

SUBMITTED BY KRISTI BURTON BROWN – COLORADO GOP CHAIR The new study released by the Common Sense Institute shows that Colorado is on track to set an all-time-high in motor vehicle thefts in 2022. By January 2022, Colorado was already #1 in the nation for auto theft. Despite promises from Governor Jared Polis to make …

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UNPACKING THE BACKPACK – Is our democracy truly representative?

As midterm elections approach, I’m just spitballing ideas here, and I think voters should honestly reflect on President George Washington’s advice upon leaving the Presidency – political parties need to take a back seat to representative democracy. Basically, it would be a great thing for the country if elected legislators and officials started representing their …

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BARBWIRE BOB – 9-29-22

I was popping the buttons off my blue blazer Saturday afternoon during the Colorado Press Association awards ceremony at Coors Field.  It wasn’t because of the slider burgers and chicken sticks being served to attendees prior to the awards presentations. Bottom line, The Villager racked up 13 awards. Villager Creative Marketing Manager Susan Sweeney Lanam …

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Katy Brown announces her candidacy for Cherry Hills Village Mayor

SUBMITTED BY KATY BROWN Cherry Hills Village Mayor Pro Tem, Katy Brown, is focusing on her record of championing open space, public safety, and financial stability in her bid for Mayor of Cherry Hills Village.  Having more than 14 years of volunteer service to Cherry Hills Village, including 10 years as a City Council member, …

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