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Pending vote, Adams County’s oil and gas moratorium was right

The Board of Adams County Commissioners made a smart and prudent decision by imposing a moratorium on new oil and gas well applications through the month of November. The reasoning behind this action … more

Getting in the true spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday

With the Thanksgiving holiday only a couple of weeks away, it is probably time to start thinking about all of the people in our lives who we are so grateful for and who we appreciate so very much. … more

Holiday bludgeon can lead to high dudgeon

It is the first of November. I am braced for what is about to happen, against my wishes and against my will. My belief is that it comes earlier every year as an antidote to reality, as a form of … more

Cooking is the currency of love

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” Julia Child wrote that in a letter to her friend, Avis DeVoto, in early 1953. Julia is known around the world for her love of food — … more

Art’s reward is the gift of other people

Matt and I won a prize. You still have a chance to see our prize winner at the Lone Tree Arts Center. We collaborated on an art project for a juried exhibition that will be up until Nov. 26. Because … more

Keeping an eye on trust to make sure it isn’t lost

There is old saying that many storytellers rely on, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Today, many of us struggle with where the truth starts and stops, and what is just a good … more

Five years with groundbreaking Westminster school

STEM Academy is a Westminster Public Schools’ gem It was the first Innovation School for the-then Adams 50 School District in 2013. Initially, the Colorado STEM Academy had 187 students, grades … more

Lottery win isn’t necessary to be winner in generosity

How about the excitement most of us recently experienced during the lotteries? Mega Millions turned into billions of dollars and Powerball, as of the writing of this column, is creeping up on a … more

Shakespeare supposedly wrote a lot of great stuff

I have a dab of Shakespeare (1582-1616) memorized, and that’s about it. I am a failed scholar when it comes to most of it. Romeo and Juliet was set in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I think. I’ve … more

Surf’s up: Gut favors Blue Wave descending across America

The mid-term elections across America are almost here. (Thank goodness!) The TV commercials, door-knocking campaigners, robo-calls and campaign mailers will come to an end and hopefully life will get … more

Thank goodness for freedom of the press — oh, wait …

Someone is going to get killed. Oh, wait … it’s already happening. Perhaps you have heard of the latest incident, the murdered Jamal Khashoggi, state of Virginia resident and Washington Post … more

Westminster recall clock starts ticking because of water rates

The recall petition process is underway in Westminster in an attempt to kick out the mayor and the five members of city council who voted to raise the water and sewer rates for 2019 and 2020. Mr. … more

Take the pressure off and feel more accomplished

We all probably know the saying, and more than likely we have heard it hundreds of times too, “Work smarter, not harder.” Doesn’t it seem like another one of those principles that sounds so … more

What a deal, what a steal, gotta get an automobile

I rarely buy, lease, rent or steal anything because of a television commercial. There are products I avoid, however, because the commercials that go along with them irritate the Cap’n Crunch out of … more

Total recall: Considering politics and water rates in Westminster

These are turbulent political times in America at all levels of government. The recent U.S. Senate confirmation vote of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh is the most recent and most … more

Smartest person in the room may be the one who’s listening

One of the common situations I hear about or questions I get asked by the community or from someone in a training session is this, “Sometimes I feel embarrassed in a team meeting because I don’t … more

Unwelcome words aren’t getting the hint to leave

I am feeling empowered today to feel empowered today. My transparency is transparent, and I might even off-board my carbon footprint. Let me ask you this. Am I being too impactful? This column … more

On Rocktober hopes, Amazon and RTD lawsuits

Another Rocktober is in the books. After losing to the LA Dodgers for the Western Division title, our Colorado Rockies persevered in beating the Chicago Cubs in a 13-inning marathon (four hours and … more

On birthdays, the Holocaust and Eva Levine

As I celebrate my birthday this week, my thoughts turn instead to Eva Levine. I commemorate Eva’s birthday – July 6, 1916 – as I do every year, by reflecting on the Holocaust; however, because … more

As Bruegel would say, DIA is boorish and depressing

This lively essay needs an image to go along with it. Please look up Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting “The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” and have it handy when you read the following paragraph … more
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