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Letter to the Editor: Support for Faith Winter

Support for Faith Winter I am writing in support of Faith Winter for Colorado Senate District 24. I have seen Faith’s values in action-from her time on Westminster City Council to her superb … more

Letter to the Editor: Westminster vote disheartening

Westminster vote disheartening It’s disheartening to see the people’s voice ignored, facts rejected, regulation increasing, accountability ignored. Westminster City Council didn’t properly … 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

Adams 12 Five Stars Schools is a worthy investment

From 2010 to 2017, the graduation rate in Adams 12 Five Star Schools jumped 22.7 percentage points to 84.4 percent. For the past three years, state education officials have awarded the district a … 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

Letter to the Editor: Support for Weiser for Attorney General

Environmental voter chooses Weiser I am voting for Phil Weiser for many reasons, but I wish to point out one reason all Coloradans can grab hold of: The environment so many of us enjoy on a regular … more

Letter to the Editor: Water Rate hike unfair

Water rate hike unfair Without valid notification in our regular water bills, the Westminster City Council voted 5-1 to raise our water rates. The rates will rise 8 percent in Jan. 2018 and may … more

Letter to the Editor: Sheriff supports Brauchler for AG

Adams Sheriff supports Brauchler for AG As the Sheriff of Adams County, I am honored to endorse George Brauchler for Attorney General of Colorado. George will stand up to Washington. He has tried … 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

Letter to the editor: Vote Brauchler for AG

Vote Brauchler for AG I’ve known him for more than 25 years. I’ve seen him in the courtroom, the classroom and the boardroom. I’ve seen his skill and zeal at work and I know his character. … 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

Be extraordinary today — in an extra ordinary way

Looking at the title of today’s column may have some of you a little overwhelmed. I mean some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Extraordinary? I am happy to just get through the day.” Wow, … more

To those who enjoy the scarier side of Halloween

After work, I like to curl up under a blanket with some popcorn and cocoa and the latest Stephen King novel. I didn’t always enjoy scaring the daylights out of myself. When I was young I went to a … more

`I Can Only Imagine’ what happens when we tell our own story

One of my very favorite songs is by MercyMe, and the name of the song is, “I Can Only Imagine.” You may have heard it before. You may have seen the movie that was made about the song and its … more

Autumn has list full of ways to be wistful

Autumn. A six-letter word that summons hundreds, and all of them are apples and the color orange. My friend Thoreau said, “I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself than be crowded … more

Pull up a chair: November’s busy ballots will soon start arriving

It’s October and everyone’s ballot for the Nov. 6 election will soon be delivered by your friendly U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, beginning around Oct. 15. This particular ballot will be … more

Matters of the heart hit close to home

At this writing, I am contemplating – with some trepidation – an upcoming procedure called a coronary angiogram. I’ve known something is wrong for a few years (part of the reason for my recent … more

Battle lines: Amendments Y and Z are the way to go

What’s all the cheering over Y and Z? Well, my friends “Y and Z” can lead us out of power politics in Colorado when it comes to drawing the boundaries for both Congressional and state … more
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