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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
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
Last week the certified candidates competing for the three seats on Westminster City Council were announced and reported in this column. As you may recall, 10 candidates are “in the hunt” for the three seats in question. You probably assume that … more
Dude, I want to be a cowboy. Perhaps more than almost any other fantasy (if you disregard some of my racier ones) as Willie Nelson said, “I grew up dreaming of being a cowboy, and loving the … more
The story of “Big Bill” Haywood draws like a magnet and twists and twirls like a deadly snake. It winds and loops its murderous way into the fabric of Cripple Creek history. The son of a … more
I am, I am sad to admit, a chronically late person. I don’t know why, I always have been. I have never been the person who wanted to be the first person in the room, sitting in my chair with all my thoughts in order and all my things laid out … more
Hamlet’s inconsistent character used to irk me until I saw David Davalos’ play “Wittenberg” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. I realize that, as a second-year college student, I can relate to the young prince’s internal … more
In this political campaign season (which I use to call the “Silly Season” when I was city manager), it is all too easy for voters to be seduced by promises made by the candidates or their respective “pedigrees”/resume’s or their … more
One of the failures of this past state legislative session was to resolve or modify the existing state law pertaining to condominium owners’ legal rights to sue their homebuilder pertaining to defective work. The current law is out of balance and … more
Ben Franklin, an old newspaper man himself, noted that is “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” In the midst of questioning authority, and generally … more
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