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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Farewell to laundromats is a wash come true

I just washed a load of colors and had a particularly gruesome flashback to a time when I didn’t own a washing machine. I didn’t own a washing machine until I was 33. I depended upon the ones in …
Norton
Winning Words

Winning happens when we choose to win

When we are intentional about making our choices and deliberate when it comes to choosing our own path, we typically increase our chances of success. It’s when we allow others to make our choices …
Norton
Winning Words

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it …
Quiet Desperation

Check out groceries, human scenery, and emotionally

“Place the item in the bag.” “Place the item in the bag.” How many times could you hear “Place the item in the bag” before losing your mind? This is an ode to the 21st-century American …

Norton
Winning Words

Hope — a strategy and a tactic in the pursuit of success

Is hope a strategy that can drive success? Is hope a tactic we can put into practice to help us achieve our goals and dreams? Is being hopeful a character trait that when fully developed can lead us …
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Pillar of Fire plan terrible

Pillar of Fire plan terrible I read the article on the Oread Development proposal on the “Pillar of Fire” farm (“Pillar of Fire developers making the rounds,” Westminster Window Sept. 12, …

Letter to the Editor: Vote for candidates, not parties

My kudos to Bill Christopher for his August 29 “Cross Currents” column. In these politically-divisive times, it is indeed important that we participate in our …

Adams County drilling rules unnecessary

There’s permitting freeze on energy development in Adams County today. The freeze is needed, officials say, to write new local regulations in reaction to Senate Bill 181, which Governor Polis …

Letter to the Editor: Making climate progress

Cities, state make climate progress The Colorado General Assembly completed their 2019 legislative session a few months ago. Tackling climate change, which is already impacting our lives in …

Water plan is vital for Colorado way of life

Water plan is vital for Colorado way of life Colorado’s Water Plan sets a new path for a secure water future to protect our state’s rivers, secure water for our communities, and preserve our …
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