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Winning Words

Making the most of those lazy days of summer

The other day I posted something on social media that included a brief reference to those lazy days of summer. The post was really about something else, and a reminder that we should enjoy our lazy …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Shades of gray look a lot less shady

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The day I found my first gray hairs, I thought I’d dye. Today’s essay is about gray hair. I like gray hair. Americans are not allowed to grow older gracefully. …
Norton
Winning Words

The power rooted in trusted friendship

There was a recent video that made its way around social media and the news. It was the story of two Minnesota high school baseball teams playing in a playoff game, and the winner would be moving on …
Norton
Winning Words

Look for opportunity amid negative change

Change happens. And as it has been said before: “Change happens, and it will happen again.” And when we are the ones making the changes, it can be incredibly thrilling and exciting as we prepare …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

When it comes to love stories, bibliophilia is one for the books

I have books on shelves in two rooms that I will never read from cover to cover again. I keep them because they are some of my dearest friends. What’s on someone’s bookshelves tells a lot about …
Letters to the Editor
opinon

Letter to the editor: Early learners win in Colorado, thanks to legislators

Early learners win in Colorado, thanks to legislators In January, I attended a town hall meeting in Westminster with state Senators Dominick Moreno and Faith Winter asking that they support full-day …

NORTH 0509 LTE Barnhart open space

Keep open space open I recently learned that Water2025 is considering taking the Overland Trail Open Space, (on 108th Avenue between Old Wadsworth and Wadsworth Parkway) as a site for a new Water …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Citizens Academy eye-opening

Citizens Academy eye-opening “When I became a policeman, I promised my wife I would come home at night.” Those words were shared during Westminster’s Citizens Police Academy, a 14-week, course …

NORTH 0411 LTE thornton recycling

Reducing pollution on small and large scales Reducing pollution on small and large scales We are a class of 10 students at the New America School in Thornton in Zoraida Martinez's leadership program. …

Letter to the Editor: We must fight for clean energy and a healthy future

Coloradans are already seeing the negative impacts of climate change in our daily lives: decreasing air quality affecting our public health, wildfires, disrupted growing seasons for agriculture, …
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