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Bill would simplify Colorado’s confusing sales tax rules

In 2013, the Council on State Taxation rated Colorado as the fourth worst state in the country with a grade of “D.” According to a 2018 analysis by the Council, the score has not improved and … more

What does Medicare-for-all really mean?

The debate continues on what is the best and most affordable health care system for Americans. Ever since the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” was authorized by Congress, there have been … more

And now, in the great tradition of newspaper haiku contests

Maybe the time of the year, and a series of snows, contributed to the haiku contest’s success. Winter, someone said, “forms our character and brings out our best.” I hoped for a dozen entries. … more

Getting motivated when we have become demotivated

Here we are, several weeks into the New Year. But where exactly are we? Are we on track with our goals and resolutions? Are we still headed to the gym? Is our personal time being preserved? Have we … more

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 … more

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral … more

Sadly, there’s no such thing as an influencer vaccine

Jennifer said, “I watched a great documentary about the Fyre Festival.” I am systematically out of touch, with the hope and intention of keeping it that way. I told her I didn’t know what she … more

Rocky start for Colorado’s governor

It hasn’t been all sweetness and light for Governor Jared Polis in the first 30 days of his reign. So, will the “honeymoon” period be short or did he simply have a semi-rough time out of the … more

Amazing amateur talent shows outcome of encouragement

Although I do not spend a whole lot of time watching television, occasionally I will come across a segment of a show where there is a singing, dancing, baking, cooking or other type of show where … more

‘Knock-knock.’ ‘Who’s there?’ ‘A dissection of types of humor.’

Say “Knock-knock.” “Who’s there?” I’ll get to that. If someone were to ask you if you have a sense of humor, would you be able to give an objective answer? Everyone thinks they have a … more

When mistakes create opportunities for change

Whether you are a football fan or not, there is a high likelihood that you have heard about the “blown calls” or the “no calls” that took place during the recent NFL Championship Games. … more

Picture-perfect pictures aren’t always a good look

If you were born after World War II and before Apple, you might have some out-of-focus family photographs around the house. Unless you had a Nikon or a darkroom, and not many of us did. We had … more

With vacancies, Westminster missed chance to be transparent

By the time you are reading this opinion column, the die will have been cast. What am I referring to when I say this? It isn’t a resolution to the stalemate between President Trump and the … more

Water storage in Colorado could become a defining issue

Colorado’s population continues to surge ahead. According to a forecast quoted by the City of Westminster, the state’s population will reach 7.8 million residents by 2040. This is alarming to say … more

New RTD board member eager to improve service, communication

Having been born and raised in a transit-dependent family in Chicago, my use of transit dates back to childhood. Buses and trains were the travel choice when my Schwinn Stingray couldn’t get me … more

Making the right decisions to maximize opportunities

“Indecision is the thief of opportunity.” — Jim Rohn This is one of my very favorite quotes by Jim Rohn who was an entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. I love this quote because it … more

Instead of trying to break a record, just try braking

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) just released the results of an extensive study. It may be surprising to you, but it wasn’t surprising to me. “Our year-long study concluded that … more

From taxpayer perspective, there’s little to like about shutdown

We are just beginning to realize the level of disruption that the partial government shutdown has caused to federal employees and to people who rely on services provided by the federal government. We … more

Some perspective on Emerge Colorado

Recently through various social media posts and through Bill Christopher’s most recent column there has been a lot of concern that Emerge has too much power in Westminster. I think this is … more

The increasing impact of a partial government shutdown

Who is being hurt the most by President Trump’s demands for $5.7 billion for his “Wall” which in turn has caused a partial federal government shutdown? Would you say it is the Central American … more
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