Keyword: Bill Christopher
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Wilbur Flachman: A man for all seasons

We recently lost a good friend, outstanding Rotarian, successful businessman, active Westminster community supporter, husband, father, grandfather and a lot of other descriptors. He wore a lot of … more

The art of selective public information

What exactly is “the art of selective public information?” It’s a phrase that I have coined after observing the City of Westminster’s so-called “public information” operations. As you … more

Something in the water: A key ingredient in Westminster politics

If you enjoy and focus on local history like I do, you know that water has played a key role in Westminster’s political history. There was the “Mothers’ March on City Hall” in the early … more

Strategic speaking: Is Westminster still the ‘next urban center’?

Like most of us, I’m always looking for a silver lining in any situation that tends to be negative or lacks much hope or improvement. Well, a silver lining came out of the recent Westminster City … more

Mask musings: Is it finally time to get tough?

This whole facial covering and mask issue is ridiculous. Everyone and his dog has declared the mask as mandatory to be worn when inside businesses like grocery stores and restaurants. Even Governor … more

COVID classrooms: The closer to home, the better the decision

Local autonomy has been a long-term main stay on making decisions involving public school districts and their students. In Colorado, we elect candidates to serve on boards of education to make policy … more

Thoughtfullness, not impulse, needed with racial reform

Clearly, the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has become the ignitor of a clarion call for reform, equality, justice and a motivation to reexamine what needs to be changed. The peaceful protests … more

Steaks, salons and state parks: Thoughts on reopening

Hey Colorado, things are incrementally opening back up! While it might seem like a year ago, in reality, it is more like 2½ months since we have had the opportunity to go to a dine-in restaurant and … more

Beyond ballots: Looking at how COVID-19 has impacted local democracy

Since March of this year, the COVID-19 virus has turned our world upside down. We all know that given the impacts, constraints and consequences of the initial “Stay at Home” mandates and even now … more

Time for wards? We should see what the voters think

With changing times, doesn’t it make sense to consider changing the way we have been doing business for more than the past 60-plus years? I sure think so! What I am referring to is how city council … more

A post-COVID forecast: What it might look like this summer and beyond

As each week languishes forward and our tolerance for stay-at-home mandates grows thinner, we love to speculate on “when is this thing going to end and we can get back to normal?” While I fully … more

Coronavirus is slowing new development

It shouldn’t come as a complete surprise that there are some signs of the wind coming out of the sail of new construction — at least to some degree. While I will only cite examples involving … more

Hyland Hills ballot issue warrants a ‘Yes’ vote

We are so fortunate to have such a fine combination of parks, trails, open space and recreation facilities, both here in the Westminster and in Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District area. … more
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