Columnists

Cooking is the currency of love

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” Julia Child wrote that in a letter to her friend, Avis DeVoto, in early 1953. Julia is known around the world for her love of food — …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Art’s reward is the gift of other people

Matt and I won a prize. You still have a chance to see our prize winner at the Lone Tree Arts Center. We collaborated on an art project for a juried exhibition that will be up until Nov. 26. Because …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Keeping an eye on trust to make sure it isn’t lost

There is old saying that many storytellers rely on, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Today, many of us struggle with where the truth starts and stops, and what is just a good …
Doray

Get off the political sidelines and vote on Nov. 6

In pro sports, as in politics, our perceptions of how the game is being played usually reflect the sideline from which we are watching. Unlike sports, however, politics sometimes offers us the …

Kelly caps a sadly familiar cautionary tale

Parents of teenagers, I hope you are watching. Actually, I hope you are making your kids watch. The news of the last week has been a case study in life. And no, not politics — I mean life. I have …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Jeffco tax cut setting us up to fail

One reason that the Jeffco budget may be cut is the loss of revenue caused by a two to one vote by the County Commissioners to eliminate the County portion of the Business Personal Property Tax. To …

Letter to the editor: Lakewood deserves more from bond

Lakewood Schools Deserve More from the nearly one billion dollars in new debt from the bond. A quick look through the proposed new Lakewood school projects leaves us wondering why millions are …

Letter to the edtitor: Supporting all three ed measueres

Supporting all three ed measures I am a Jeffco parent and I will be voting YES on Amendment 73, 5A and 5B because strong public schools are the backbone of healthy communities, preparing students …

Letter to the editor: Regarding 5A and 5A

Sometimes it’s right to spend some money on stuff. In Jeffco, we’re encountering a couple of bonds on the ballot. Some may look at it and say, “Not me.” You know, school safety bond things. …

Letter to the editor: Brian Cassidy for Assessor

This county’s tax payers, especially small businesses, need change – they need fair and accurate property valuations that represent actual value rather than inflated unrealistic values that add …
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