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Opinion: Looking for book ideas this season?

If you are ever looking for a great conversation starter, try asking people what they may be reading. more

Opinion: Time to create new rituals for the holidays

The sun is shining, the grass is green. The orange and palm trees sway. Wait, what? With our recent weather here, you’d swear we were in California for the holidays. But we really are a mile high … more

Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing … more

It simply isn’t just about you!

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and with an over 70% statewide vaccination rate, we’re back to record highs of Coloradans who are dying from the disease. We are at risk of having no available … more

Sears ... a celebration of life

I read today Sears is closing its last large mall store. The Woodfield Mall store in Schaumburg, Illinois, was a beautiful and successful store in its day, but that day has come and gone. more

Changing lines mean state government changes

The times they are a-changin’. More precisely, the lines they are a-changin’. Redistricting and reapportionment have upended much of Jefferson County, especially the mountain area. After the 2022 election, we will no longer be represented by Congressman Joe Neguse, State Sen. Tammy Story nor State Rep. Lisa Cutter. more

On being grateful for our daydreams

Many of us have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season. At the same time, however, many of our friends and neighbors may also be dealing with grief, loss and uncertainty. Even as we expect … more

A month to show thankfulness

Since it is November and the month for Thanksgiving, I thought I would list a number of things for which I am grateful. I am grateful for my parents. My father gave me a functioning BS detector and … more

This GOP candidate has a shot at statewide office

Recently I received an unexpected call from Pam Anderson, an announced candidate for Colorado secretary of state. As friends for more than 15 years, it was good to catch up. It was even better to … more

Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t … more

Opinion: It all starts with the attitude of gratitude

Each day brings us an opportunity to look upon the world in awe and wonder. Depending on where we live, travel to, or vacation, we have opportunities to see and experience some amazing sights. … more

Opinion: Finding gratitude, even in these times

Not sure about you, but it doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving time to me right now. It’s usually my favorite holiday — full of gratitude, lots of comfort food, and beloved family rituals. … more

Denver Film Festival tells the story of a world in flux

There’s nothing like sitting in a movie theater. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down, the future of in-person viewing has suddenly became a more pressing concern. There’s no … more

Our national produce is looking a bit bruised

“For every tree is known by its fruit.” James, 6:44 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians, … more

The great slate debate

Another odd-number year Election Day, another school board election with slates of candidates in Jefferson County. We deserve better. While school board members in Jefferson County represent specific … more

Opinion: Do you see what we all see?

The resume came through first, and then an email, and finally a phone call. The person trying to connect with me is someone whom I have known for a long time. When they let me know that they were … more

Check out the new Denver Museum of Nature & Science exhibit - at your own pace

Ask most people what it takes to survive and thrive in nature and speed will be among the top elements any creature should have. And that is largely correct. But as is often the case in the natural … more

ARPA funds will help some of Jeffco’s financial challenges – but only temporarily

As the holiday season approaches, like many of you, we can’t wait to spend more quality time with our family and friends. But before we can unwind, we must take care of some important business. … more

The problem with money in politics

A few weeks ago, I stumbled into an event that, it turns out, was a fundraiser for a politician. I had other things to do, so I didn’t give it a lot of thought, but I did take a moment to look … more

Opinion: Developmentally disabled students are in schools, but so is segregation

There is a sentiment that I believe we can all agree on: Children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be included in all aspects of society. It’s simple. It’s … more
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