Columnists
MIchael Norton
Winning Words

Early accelerated success leads to continued success

“A job begun is a job half done” — what a great quote, or proverb. I also like the one where it reads, “A job well begun is worth two half done.” What I am getting at here is that as I have …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A handwritten letter can speak volumes

Once a week, I go fishing. I throw a few lines out, and I never know what I am going to catch. I received an extraordinary, handwritten, four-page letter (with enclosures) from a reader named Janet …
avenue flashes

A rose blooms in winter, thank Ullr!

When I first started writing this column several years ago, there was a new event in Golden that sounded like fun and was a little quirky. It was a Winter music and beer festival named after the …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

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 …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

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 …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: An optimistic Golden thank you

The Golden Optimists thank all of the people who supported our annual fundraising Christmas Tree sale. [[tab]] We successfully sold out of trees in a little over two weeks. [[tab]] We had the …

Letter to the editor: 14 years of taxes for nothing

Have you read the complaints about the Arvada/Wheat Ridge “G” Line being behind schedule? On Jan. 1 we will have been paying a regressive tax for this rail line for 14 years, not 2 years. Has …

Letter to the editor: Say no to proposed heroin injection site in Denver

Please, Denver — and the Colorado General Assembly, we don’t need another “Colorado first” with the proposed heroin injection site — surely soon to be followed by sites all over Denver, …

Letter to the editor: Christmas kindness

On Christmas Eve, my husband and I went to Malone’s for breakfast. When it was time to pay our server, we were told that another couple had treated not only us but two other tables in the …

Letter to the editor: A bookish boon

In the spirit of gift-giving, I like to play a game that flies in the face of technology. Occasionally, I might leave a book at a bus stop. It could be of mixed genre but one I hope would be of …
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