Columnists

New life and new challenges post- pandemic

What comes next?” I got my first vaccine against COVID last Sunday, and, with my second dose scheduled for mid-March, personally, I am ready finally to look at life post-pandemic. I know there are …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

The right question requires the right response

A nagging and recurring elbow injury had finally forced my hand to seek medical attention. After meeting with an orthopedic surgeon, the diagnosis was more than tennis elbow or bursitis, it was a …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Pandemic diversion is one for the books

A man past sixty living alone with a small dog walks to his guest room where a little library of fiction is kept and scans the spines for an option to read as the second year of a pandemic has him …

Let us get more real with our leadership

History will little note, nor long remember, what we say here today.” I know. Some of you are, no doubt, tired of my frequent retreats into the words of Abraham Lincoln. But, given the reason many …

Coming Attractions

A Tyrannosaur named Sue

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Not so open spaces

I was disappointed to hear on the news of closure of several Open Space trails in Golden for six months beginning Feb 1. Reported reasons were to allow the local elk herds privacy for birthing and to …

Letter to the editor: Not so patient

  I’m a fan of John Akal’s column because he brings a perspective to his writing. I like that. Often I agree, and when I don’t he makes me think. With last week’s …

Letter to the editor: Remember Wisconsin?

  How many remember that a raucous mob was allowed to occupy and trash the Wisconsin State Capitol for several weeks in 2011 (vs hours in DC)? How is it that previous disruptive protests, …

Letter to the editor: Thanks for the love letter

  Thank you Andrea Doray, for your expression of love for our United States of America. This tribute brought tears to my eyes. Unfortunately, these tears are very close to the surface …

Letter to the editor: Account for officers

Account for officers Given the large number of reports and identifications of law enforcement officers who traveled to D.C. and participated in the seditious assault upon the Capitol, shouldn’t all …
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