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The peak of summer is here. The hottest summer temperatures for the Denver and northeast Colorado area tend to occur in the second half of July, according to 30-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In … more
A new life As I write this column, the date is July 22, the first anniversary of Bob’s death and my second week of living at San Marino Retirement Center. My, how things have changed. I also turned 83 on July 20 and I observed our 61st … more
One of the most generous acts of kindness we can give as human beings is to help someone we don’t even know. Such has been the case for some 37 years at Brothers Redevelopment, Inc., a nonprofit organization, which provides affordable housing for … more
Guilty. Guilty on all counts. 165 times guilty. For the better part of an hour on July 16, I listened to Judge Carlos Samour read the names of the 12 people killed in the Aurora theater shootings, and the names of the 70 other people who were … more
Hey, guess what? School is almost here. By the time you read this, teachers will be a scant nine days away from returning to work, and the children are just seven days after that. All those things you hoped to accomplish this summer? Yeah, better … more
The president’s recent nuclear enrichment agreement with Iran is an example of dangerous naiveté, based on a trust of Iran that is entirely misplaced, coupled with a gift of over $100 billion to Iran that it is likely to spend funding … more
Sen. Cory Gardner and I recently teamed up for our first inaugural Colorado Wheat Tour on Colorado’s eastern plains — a place Gardner calls home. The tour was sponsored by the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, and Gardner’s hospitality … more
Tabor is still alive Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) is still kicking. The U.S. Supreme Court sent the constitutionality case back to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This means that the lower court will need to take a … more
About six months ago, I chose my word for the year, an activity I do annually instead of making New Year’s resolutions. My word for 2015 actually chose me on Christmas night, when I sat down to the piano after what must be 40 years. I was … more
The stakes keep getting higher. The “players” keep putting more tax dollars on the poker table and raising the ante. They feel the pressure to “bring home the bacon.” The game is economic development, the “players” are six members of the … more
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