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Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by …
Craig Marshall Smith
QUIET DESPERATION

What are you smiling about?

“I saw a picture of you. Those were the happiest days of my life.” Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, wrote “Back on the Chain Gang” as a memorial to lead guitarist James …
Craig Marshall Smith

Big-bang bullies take to the air

From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 4, my neighborhood sounded like Hell. I was Clint Eastwood mad and helpless. I expected the worst because for weeks before the Fourth there were nightly fireworks all …

‘In order to find wisdom, we have to be honest with ourselves’

In the 1960s, it was the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Civil Rights Movement, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and the Vietnam War. In the 1980s, there was …

Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

What are we talking about?

There is a quote that some of us may have heard before, and it is a quote that is often attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt. This is another of those timeless quotes that never seems to lose its …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Support McCorkle, give Buck the boot

Support McCorkle, give Buck the boot Guns and safety will be a big topic in the next legislative session and it’s important that Coloradans have their voice heard. Our state laws are evidence-based …

Letter to the editor: Wrong approach on surprise bills

Wrong approach on surprise bills Federal COVID-19 relief efforts have helped many small businesses survive, but our health-care workers remain hard hit. In April, more than 1.4 million lost their …
The Civil War Monument at the Colorado state Capitol, featuring a statue of a Civil War cavalryman by Jack Howland, as it appeared in 2011. The statue was pulled down June 25.

Letter to the editor: Civil War statue was part of Colorado’s story

Statue was part of Colorado’s story Meet my great-grandfather, John Dare Howland, designer of the Civil War statue that stood near Colorado’s Capitol. “Jack” Howland, was born in Zanesville, …

Letters to the editor: Jefferson County

Prioritize kids As an educator, and as a parent, I have witnessed the incredible and far-reaching impact early childhood education has had on my daughter, and on kids in my classroom. Most of a …

Letter to the editor: Jeffco Schools fall opening

  The plan for Jeffco schools this fall is very confusing. Teachers, often the most vulnerable in the classroom, teach some students in person, while teaching the majority online. Will …
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