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Editorial: We’re committed to community, real news

Volunteers retrofit a Castle Rock family’s home to help the 10-year-old son, paralyzed in an auto crash, maneuver more easily. A flash flood in Englewood kills one woman and devastates the lives of … more

Having no plan means having a plan to fail

The recent Washington Post article, “Dying at your desk is not a retirement plan” caught my attention. I recall when I first began creating financial plans in 1986, we had a motto, “When you … more

We are rooted in memory, until it leaves us rootless

One of my readers — “Gary” — thanked me for a column I had written about barking dogs that he mailed to a neighbor, after his own words didn’t make a dent. My column made a dent, and I said … more

Finding the balance when we agree to disagree

Sometimes it could seem like there are more things happening around us that are dividing us as a community rather than uniting us. And as that is happening, I believe we may have lost sight, or … more

From constituents to patients, we’re all the same

Nothing like a hospital visit to give us a good dose of reality in our lives. Whether we’re a patient, visitor or staff, we’re all reminded how fragile life can be and how ridiculous everyone … more

If I’m accused of taking pictures, I can’t claim that I was framed

Take a picture. It lasts longer. That’s my motto. I have over 10 million photographs, maybe more. My friends call me “F-Stop Fitzgerald.” I take pictures everywhere I go. I mean it. In the … more

A tribute to Jean Ziglar and courtship after marriage

Whether we say that behind every great man is a great woman, or behind every great woman is a great man, or we agree that behind every great person is another great person or family, we can all agree … more

Owning a healthy self-image helps make solid connections

“Who is your best friend?” Suzanne, one of our community readers, posed this question to her 10-year-old grandson. As he thought about it, he listed about ten kids he would consider to be his … more

If coffee didn’t exist, it would be hard to swallow

"Coffee drinkers live longer.” Thank you, Joe DiMaggio. “People who drink two to three cups of coffee a day live longer than people who don’t” (U.S. News, July 3). A study shows that I will … more

Letter to the editor: There’s conservative bias, too

There’s conservative bias, too In reading the back and forth on media bias I noticed something interesting. What I noticed was that every time someone complains of media bias it is always liberal … more

Letter to the editor: Read carefully

Read carefully Regarding the ad “Read Before You Sign” in the July 19 newspaper and the absence of any specifics of the “tens of thousands of jobs,” or the “billions in economic … more

Letter to the editor: A crucial decision looms

A crucial decision looms I applaud City Manager Mark Relph’s candid and informative response to your questions (“Citizen challenge to fire ballot burns on”). Unfortunately, at least one person … more

Take a focused approach to information overload

Thanks again for the tremendous support from the community. I really do love receiving your emails, thoughts and questions, so please keep them coming. One of the more common emails I receive lately … more

Being tailgated — there’s something stupid behind it

The first recorded incident of following at an unsafe distance occurred about an hour after the invention of the automobile. Understandably, that wouldn’t have been possible, but it probably … more

Business cycle may die a slow death

The next 12 to 18 months may mark what is left of the current business cycle. This should not come as a surprise to anyone, as this is one of the longest-running growth cycles in history.¹ The … more

Do your part to create the best news of the day

One of my very favorite ways to stay in touch with people during the peak busy season is a quick text. Just a little nudge or reminder that I am thinking of them right at that moment. Depending on … more

Letter to the editor: Media steeped in bias

Media steeped in bias Yes, I agree with Mr. Raehal — it has gone too far when people are killed, as we saw in the Capital Gazette tragedy. Awful. Tragic. Sad. However, I have to take issue with his … more

Letter to the editor: President trying to fix situation

President trying to fix situation Regarding the article “Colorado politicians react to family separation”: The subhead, “White House rolled out, then halted, policy of separating children” is … more

Letter to the editor: Where’s Gardner’s voice?

Where’s Gardner’s voice? In your June 28 issue you gave us brief statements from Colorado lawmakers and the governor reacting to family separations on the border. For some reason there were six … more

Letter to the editor: Initiative would be a setback

Initiative would be a setback Colorado is the most regulated oil and natural gas producing state in the US. That is a good thing. I live, work and play here and love it; I feel very fortunate.  The … more
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