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Haiku contest seeks / your work to be sent in by / February date

Get out your haiku. Traditional haiku are three-line poems. The first and third lines have five syllables each. The middle line has seven syllables. Haiku rarely rhyme. There are modern haiku with … more

Awarding the work that goes into community building

The Westminster Legacy Foundation is calling for nominations to honor and recognize individuals, businesses, groups and organizations for outstanding community service, volunteerism, leadership and … more

There’s more to Elvis than the same old song and dance

Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, a Tuesday, the day I received a call that changed my life. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this. I was living in Mesa, Arizona, and I was looking for a … more

Owning our success in the new year

Happy new year! By now most of us have decided that we either believe in New Year’s resolutions or we do not. Some of us prefer to stick with the pursuit of existing goals and objectives or simply … more

Non-partisan: Westminster openings highlight troubling trend

Political uneasiness and maneuvering have ratcheted up in Westminster more than I have seen it in many years. The city has been less than stellar in the past few months in its handling of sensitive … more

A holiday message of peace, love, hope and joy

It’s been said that faith and fear, or hope and fear, are kind of like the same thing, a belief that something will happen in the future. Now whether we want or choose to believe that whatever is … more

Living on borrowed time, and in no rush to pay back

I conclude every calendar year of columns with one that explores what makes life worth living. The time has come, the walrus said. This year’s will be a little different. First, I think an … more

Stocking stuffers and state legislation

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Toys in all the stores (and online!)” Christmas decorations have popped up in the neighborhoods along with the various public displays at the city … more

The only thing better than a good book is a great book

One of my conversation starters and favorite questions to ask someone is, “What are you reading these days?” Some people are very quick with their response as they know exactly what they are … more

It’s a meat-and-potatoes issue, and skip the meat

Jennifer has Siri on her cellphone. I have neither. I asked her, “What’s Siri?” When she told me, I just looked at her. I said, “Ask Siri how many games Warren Spahn won.” A woman’s … more

Colorado’s methane regulations considered to be “gold standard”

Let’s hear it for Colorado! Recently, the policy question was raised on whether federal government oversight is still needed on rules and regulations pertaining to methane. Given the increased … more

Earning loyalty and trust, building commitment and love

Loyalty is earned when trust is present. Zig Ziglar always said, “Trust is a transference of feeling.” He also would focus on the two letters in the middle of the word trust, “U and S, or … more

Rolling Stones 2019 — old boys’ club is nothing like old times

Gimme shelter and gimme money. Tickets to see the Rolling Stones next year at whatever the stadium here is called go for (went for) $49 to $850 (without fees), and some special seats go for (went … more

Colorado legislators 2019 to-do list is a long one

As the old saying goes, “if you don’t first succeed, try, try again.” Since Colorado voters rejected funding options for both transportation improvements and pre-K-through-12 public education … more

Prepare for happy resolution, not war, in customer service

‘Tis the season. And with the season, many of us will have a chance to engage with customer service, or maybe better stated as having customer care opportunities. Whether we are physically going to … more

Stiff the stuff for a holiday from the hyperactive holiday

Go ahead. Go ahead and ignore me, but one of these days you’ll know that I was right. I have the remedy for all of your holiday anxieties. Each and every one. You’ll think I’m kidding. You’ll … more

The Thanksgiving habit is something to stick with

You may be asking yourself why you are reading a Thanksgiving article the week after Thanksgiving. The reason is that too often, the minute after we say goodbye to family and friends with whom we … more

When products are sealed, there’s a failure to yield

I admit there were no witnesses. I hope by now, however, you can trust me, even though I did steer a lot of investors in the wrong direction on that chicken-flavored chewing gum project of mine. … more

Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act should address ‘vaping’

A disturbing public health trend has been reported in recent months: 26 percent of Colorado’s high school students have used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days, which is double the national average. … more

Riding the Blue Wave in Colorado and the U.S. House of Representatives

You can write it down in your diary: On Nov. 6, the “Blue Wave” hit with more force than some thought it would, changing the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrats needed to “flip” at least … more
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