Columnists
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Earning loyalty and trust, building commitment and love

Loyalty is earned when trust is present. Zig Ziglar always said, “Trust is a transference of feeling.” He also would focus on the two letters in the middle of the word trust, “U and S, or …

Broncos and I could use a Christmas miracle

Tis the season of hope … I hope. I wrote last week about the season of giving. Today, I’m all about hope. Hope for redemption, hope for the future, and, yes, hope for the Denver Broncos. The …

My favorite gifts: A Christmas story

Part two... “But how am I to create all of this? How will I know what to make or what will help?” “Because, my child,” the Being said with a loving smile. “I am going to give you the gift …

The joys of exploring and occasionally failing

Most of us have been raised to move forward cautiously, make intelligent decisions, and not fail. Until recently, failure had a nasty taste to it — it wasn’t held in high regard. Yet in our …

Michael Norton
Winning Words

Prepare for happy resolution, not war, in customer service

‘Tis the season. And with the season, many of us will have a chance to engage with customer service, or maybe better stated as having customer care opportunities. Whether we are physically going to …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Applause for Alcorn

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy and appreciate Michael Alcorn’s columns in the paper. Not only is he a good writer, but his common sense and values are a shining light compared to what is …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Bond to waste $150 Million

5B, the $567 Million bond tax ask to improve school buildings passed. In 2012, when voters passed the “warm, safe, dry” bond ask for $99 Million, Jeffco actually financed $117 Million, 18 …
opinion

Letter to the editor: New bond money spending priorities

Jeffco schools presented a lot of information on what upgrades schools would receive if this $567 Million bond passed. Board members talked a lot about having “equitable schools” and making …

Letter to the editor: Proud of Pomona theater performances

Proud of Pomona theater performancesWanting a cheap date with my husband, I perused the local options and came across an ad in your newspaper from Pomona High School’s Catwalk Theater and found …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Midterm election lessons

Here are a few lessons and questions from the midterms that we can begin discussing prior to the 2020 election season: 1) The problems with democracy are once again uncovered. How many races …
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