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Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge: Safe or not safe?

The battle over the Rocky Flats site’s safety lingers on to this day in the minds of some people. The 6,200-acre site which sits upwind from Broomfield, Westminster and a part of Arvada supposedly … more

We stand behind Capital Gazette, journalism

My to-do list can feel overwhelming. But it's not important. Not when journalists are being shot down in the newsroom in the Capital Gazette in Annapolis. My heart breaks for the victims' families … more

Communication, productivity — are we choosing the right battles?

The scene is a local coffee shop. It’s mid-afternoon and there are no customers in the shop. The three baristas are standing behind the counter looking at their telephone, texting or checking out … more

Expect annual boom in lowbrow behavior

It doesn’t hurt to ask, but I know what you’re going to say. Wouldn’t it be nice if the Fourth of July came and went without any residential explosions? They’re illegal. They’re annoying. … more

Using immigrant families as pawns has backfired

President Trump’s calculation on separating immigrant families seeking asylum at the border to be used as pawns in wheeling and dealing with Congress on securing funds to build the “Wall” is on … more

From park and ride, Hotel Row has been long-term goal

The grand opening of the new Hyatt Place Hotel, right next door to the full-service Marriott Hotel, on June 7 marked the “completion of the journey” so to speak. It was the culminating … more

If you try to be cool, you’re getting colder

Whenever I am facing something I am unable to resolve on my own, I ask, “What would Lincoln do?” Abraham Lincoln is my guidepost, my lighthouse, my lodestar. “The Springfield Redbird” is what … more

The customer is not always right, but still is always the customer

There is a very common saying in business, “The customer is always right.” It may be very common, but it is not always true. What is true is this, “The customer is not always right, but the … more

Being a father is opportunity to show unconditional love

One of the greatest tributes to a father can be found in the Dan Fogelberg song “Leader of the Band.” The last part of the song has always meant something special to me … “I thank you for the … more

We have so many choices now — it’s too bad most are terrible

Jennifer said, “Sip?” “What is it?” “Iced tea.” She handed me a plastic cup. I like iced tea. I was about to take a sip when I noticed a label on the cup with some suspicious looking … more

Grabbing that low-hanging fruit can help you reach mountaintop

One of my favorite quotes is this, “The fruit we eat on the mountaintop was grown in the valley.” I have heard this quote many times and it is usually attributed to either Fred Smith or Billy … more

There’s a lot to be said for a moment of silence

Man goes to see his doctor and says, “Doc, every time I hit my hand with a hammer it hurts.” Doctor says, “Stop hitting your hand with a hammer.” That’s one of the oldest jokes I’ve ever … more

When paying for state road work, new tax will be a hard sell

Be on the lookout this summer for petitioners seeking your signature regarding Colorado’s important transportation issue. There are likely to be two different ballot issues aimed at raising the … more

Artist’s long career has had phenomenal self life

Here’s a pop quiz: Who is Cindy Sherman? Her picture should be on a postage stamp. The picture would be one she had taken herself. See that photograph next to the headline? It’s one of only nine … more

Memorial Day reminds us to be grateful for sacrifices

My hope is that we can put aside any and all political differences and opinions as we take the time this week to remember all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. My hope is … more

High school horticulture program is cream of the crop

What produces multi-colored beauty, has a long positive track record and provides good job opportunities? The answer is the Westminster High School horticulture program. It has had a long-time legacy … more

The courage of encouragement helps us brave life’s problems

Building upon last week’s column about yesterday’s achievements becoming our successes of tomorrow, I wanted to share more about the power of encouragement and the courage to become an … more

Life may not be predictable, but graduation speeches are

The invitations have gone out, and once again I didn’t receive one. I wasn’t asked by a single high school, college, or university in the United States to give their commencement speech, even … more

Butterfly Pavilion has a fiscal mountain to climb

Ever since Butterfly Pavilion officials announced their plans to pursue a larger facility and campus in Broomfield, I have had numerous people ask me when the Butterfly Pavilion will be leaving … more

Yesterday’s achievement is tomorrow’s success

One of the greatest pieces of advice that I ever received came from a great friend and mentor earlier in my life. He actually gave me two pieces of advice wrapped up in one life-changing … more
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