It could be worse

We were in the bank last Wednesday morning, getting a roll of quarters for the meter, when we greeted the pleasant man behind the counter. His morning was going well, he said. “No tears about the...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials


For the next four years, here are the characteristics that The Journal ’s editorial board would like to see in the president of the United States: A president who has a healthy working relationship...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials


On the most significant issue facing Americans, access to properly priced health insurance and medical care, Senate candidate John Hickenlooper easily deserves support. Hickenlooper is not a...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials


Lauren Boebert emerged on the political scene early last summer, challenging the governor’s seating rules by serving too many in her Rifle café in the northwest corner of the state. Even after a...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Shut the lights

There seems to be a growing consensus that the best way to deal with the coronavirus is with authority. Absent a true global authority, which may never be, we still look for this authority to be...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: We’re a YES on wolves

Coloradans could know that the gray wolf is back in the state a few years after the passage of Proposition 114 on the November ballot. “Know,” not necessarily “see,” because wolves are content to...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: The time has come for popular vote

Here is a reminder why the presidential candidates are spending so much money and time in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida: They are among the few so-called battleground states where support for the...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: The word ‘every’ does not need replacing

The Colorado Constitution currently states that every citizen who has attained the age of 18 years, has resided in the state for some time as may be prescribed, and has duly registered as a voter...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: A strong broadside against nicotine use

Proposition EE would tax nicotine from all sides, adding to cigarette taxes, taxing wholesalers and for the first time taxing vaping. (Chewing tobacco is targeted as well.) Imaginatively, the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: Put new state fee initiatives to voters

Supporters and opponents of Proposition 117, which will require voters to approve any new state enterprise that is expected to be supported by more than $100 million in revenue from fees over five...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials


In 1982, the Gallagher Amendment was needed to halt the climbing residential taxes that Coloradans were facing. Included in an equation that set residential taxes at 45% of what would be collected,...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials


A Yes vote on Amendment 77 will change state constitution and law to allow residents of Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek to expand gaming and gaming limits. All three are former gold...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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