Columnists

Odd observations from turkey week

It’s like rai-ee-ain, on your wedding day…. And isn’t it ironic? With all due respect to the phenomenal musical/lyrical talent of Alanis Morissette, rain on your wedding day isn’t actually, …
Norton
Winning Words

One thing tops gratitude — the gratitude leftovers

Who in your circle of family and friends really prefers the Thanksgiving leftovers over the actual Thanksgiving Day dinner or meal? Well you can count me as one of those who loves leftovers in that …
Norton
Winning Words

Murmurs of disappointment, shouts of gratitude

Many times, it seems like just the opposite of this headline, doesn’t it? How often do we find ourselves shouting out about our disappointment and then only quietly murmuring about our gratitude? …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Tale of innovative artwork follows fascinating thread

When someone mentions “quilt,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Your aunt? Your grandmother? Your grandmother’s aunt? Me? I think of the young woman who cleans my teeth. Lindsay …

Norton
Winning Words

Confidently pursuing our success is needed approach

Perhaps you do not agree with the statement that there is power in the way we see ourselves, and that is OK, I welcome you to challenge the theory here. There are countless stories of success where …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: What are we paying for?

Do we really understand what “we are paying for” with the taxes we pay? Our Governments, Employees and Representatives don't always appear to be transparent or clear in where taxes go. Laws and …

Letter to the editor: HOPE bill for Alzheimer's help

Today, 73,000 Coloradans are living with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. Last year, 252,000 of their family members and friends provided 287 million hours of unpaid care to support their …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Getting what we pay for

The defeats of state Proposition CC and Jefferson County 1-A are a continuation of Colorado taxpaying voters refusing to pay for revenue increases needed for important services. When we got …
opinion

Letter to the editor: How to fill the 1A shortfall

Now that Jeffco’s stealth tax-revenue-increasing Issue 1A has been roundly rejected, what are the distraught 88,422 voters who favored it to do? Rather than sock themselves and their already …

Letter to the editor: Is Jeffco Generations the Right Program for Jeffco?

As a concerned Jeffco citizen I find the academic growth scores decreasing for the 2nd year in a row concerning. Our Superintendent (Dr. Glass) was from Eagle and he implemented “Eagle …
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