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I attended my 40-year-high school class reunion last month in Monte Vista, my hometown in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. I had been anticipating this event for months, even more than for our 10-, 20-, or 30-year reunions, although each of … more
The past five weeks have been extremely busy including several flights and two cross-country road trips. Albeit I snuck in a vacation at the beach, I was unable to heed my own advice and completely disconnect from work and completely revel in the … more
At a time when federal dollars are stretched thin, we need to shift to models that pay for outcomes, rather than paying for services that may or may not be working. This is the type of approach that can and should apply to a range of government services. It's also the type of approach Republican Sen. Rob Portman and I took when crafting the recently passed Pay-for-Success Act - which works to make federal job training programs more effective and responsive to what employers want. more
Stuff. Most of us have lots of it. Cristin Bleess and her husband, Adrian Horner, did. more
Come one, come all to Westy Fest this coming Saturday, Aug. 9at Westminster City Park (105th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard). Always a treat for the whole family, this year’s Fest (Faire) includes some fundraising activities “next door” worthy … more
Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice held a press conference May 23 in an attempt to characterize punching his then-fiancé – and dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator in an Atlantic City casino in February – as a … more
The last of the native wolves disappeared from Colorado in the 1940s. No Grizzly Bears were seen here from 1952 until 1979, when a hunting guide unexpectedly killed one in self-defense in the San … more
Things I learned while vacationing around the state of Colorado last week: Colorado is an enormous state, and it takes a long time to get places. This is a great thing, as long as your family is happy and getting along (or sleeping); a wise … more
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