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A tale of two children: The Worley family is a CASA success story

Mike and Leesa Worley were no different than you or me. They worked, had a family and like many of us, wondered what else they could do in their community — especially for the local children. That … more

Let it override: Local school districts busy with ballot issues

It’s September which means football is in full swing at all levels, schools are back in session, the evening and morning temperatures are crisper and ballot issues are being unveiled for the … more

Taking a leave of absence to be more present

Absent (def): not present in a place, at an occasion, or as part of something. Leave of absence (def): time when one has permission to be absent. I have been absent … over the summer, primarily, … more

We are far more alike than we tend to think

Doesn’t it seem like with each passing day we are pointing out our differences and standing behind personal agendas and objectives more than ever before, maybe even standing even firmer on our … more

Teams sign anyone for a `W,’ and sports go straight to `L’

I lost out. Or lucked out. When I was (much) younger, I thought about becoming a sports writer, partly because of my admiration for Jim Murray, whom I read daily in The Los Angeles Times throughout … more

How to keep your situation free of destination procrastination

Have you ever wondered why some of your own tasks and projects get done and yet there are others that seem to fall into the “maybe someday, but definitely not today” bucket? One of the primary … more

Any excuse for littering is just so much rubbish

John Lennon said, “Littering is easy with eyes closed.” Littering is easy and it’s fun and it’s a great way to thumb your nose at that arcane word “civility,” which has gone down the … more

Even if you hate the IRS, more money for them would be a good thing

The IRS is the government agency that everyone loves to hate. More than 30 years ago, I was one of more than 100,000 IRS employees. I left many good friends behind in 1982, but I sympathize with the … more

Alternate realities and crystal balls: Let’s play the 'What If' game

Life is full of “what ifs” as we all well know. Certainly, it is not exclusive to only people. It covers worldwide political events, religious situations, business outcomes, governmental actions, … more

To be heard we must first learn to listen

Have you ever had a one-sided conversation? You know what I mean, the kind of conversation that is more of a monologue than a dialogue, where one of the parties is talking “at” the other party … more

Wishing it were earlier in the late-night world

I am drifting into obscurity and irrelevance, and there is no known cure, except to lie about it, and to pretend I know what is going on. I used to be current. I used to know these people, these … more

Colorado Business Community to Congress: Protect Dreamers

With the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, nearly 800,000 young people brought to the United States as children, commonly called Dreamers, are in jeopardy of … more

Boys and Girls Club coming to Westy

It couldn’t be a better match: It’s a “hand up” for Westminster Public School middle schoolers and another good example of partnerships and cooperation creating a better opportunity which … more

About letters to the editor (updated)

Colorado Community Media welcomes letters to the editor. Please keep in mind the following rules: • Submit your letter in a Word document or in the body of an email. No PDFs, please. • Letters … more

We are rooted in memory, until it leaves us rootless

One of my readers — “Gary” — thanked me for a column I had written about barking dogs that he mailed to a neighbor, after his own words didn’t make a dent. My column made a dent, and I said … more

Finding the balance when we agree to disagree

Sometimes it could seem like there are more things happening around us that are dividing us as a community rather than uniting us. And as that is happening, I believe we may have lost sight, or … more

If I’m accused of taking pictures, I can’t claim that I was framed

Take a picture. It lasts longer. That’s my motto. I have over 10 million photographs, maybe more. My friends call me “F-Stop Fitzgerald.” I take pictures everywhere I go. I mean it. In the … more

A tribute to Jean Ziglar and courtship after marriage

Whether we say that behind every great man is a great woman, or behind every great woman is a great man, or we agree that behind every great person is another great person or family, we can all agree … more

Helping others in their time of need

Tragedy often brings out the best in people who are willing to lend a hand. The recent major fire at the Westbury Apartment complex at 115th Avenue and Pecos Street in Westminster is a good example. … more

Sewer concerns left Westminster with limited choices

Sometimes you can experience too much of a good thing. Too much rain can cause flooding, too much candy can make a child ill and too many hot peppers can make your stomach upset. Well, too much new … more
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