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Last month we had to sit through a presentation on eliminating redundancy, and it was a bunch of Power Point slides, plus a guy reading out what was on the slides, and then he gave us all hard … more
www.sunshineweek.org/ It’s getting harder and more expensive to use public records to hold government officials accountable. Authorities are undermining the laws that are supposed to guarantee citizens’ right to information, turning the right … more
In my life, I have been a part of, as either performer, conductor, or musician, 12 musicals. So, when I am thinking about spending my entertainment dollar, you should understand that I rarely go to see high school performances. I’ve been a part of … more
Just like Tom Cruise so eloquently stated it in the movie “Top Gun”, some people “feel a need for speed.” Well, the price to go faster than the drivers in the “general purpose lanes” on U.S. 36 will likely suck the chrome right off the … more
It is close enough to St. Paddy’s day to relay the ancient Irish yarn of the old crow teaching the younger crow. I first heard the story as it was retold by Conrad Bladey from his Black Box of … more
On the heels of Governor Hickenlooper’s Colorado oil and gas task force coming out with its set of recommendations to further tighten fracking regulations, a group of anti-fracking organizations unveiled a statewide ban strategy. Known as … more
Right now, the floor under my feet is a little gritty … or, should I say, a little salty. That’s because I just tipped over the salt shaker and – according to both popular lore and my father – I had to throw a pinch over my left shoulder. Do … more
For decades, communities across Colorado and the West have engaged in a contract with the federal government. This is because many counties have large swaths of federal land within their borders in the form of BLM land, national forests, and … more
You know that moment where we need help with a situation or project and someone around us says, “Don’t worry, I’ve got a guy?” Sometimes they don’t just say it, they whisper it like it’s a best-kept secret or like it’s the kind of … more
Many, many years ago when I was a community newspaper editor for some of our suburban Sentinel newspapers, we were commiserating about the lack of interesting stories. After several weeks we hit on a “great” idea. Since our Westminster … more
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