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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Shades of gray look a lot less shady

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The day I found my first gray hairs, I thought I’d dye. Today’s essay is about gray hair. I like gray hair. Americans are not allowed to grow older gracefully. …
Norton
Winning Words

The power rooted in trusted friendship

There was a recent video that made its way around social media and the news. It was the story of two Minnesota high school baseball teams playing in a playoff game, and the winner would be moving on …
Norton
Winning Words

Look for opportunity amid negative change

Change happens. And as it has been said before: “Change happens, and it will happen again.” And when we are the ones making the changes, it can be incredibly thrilling and exciting as we prepare …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

When it comes to love stories, bibliophilia is one for the books

I have books on shelves in two rooms that I will never read from cover to cover again. I keep them because they are some of my dearest friends. What’s on someone’s bookshelves tells a lot about …

Newell

Drivers can cooperate to make roadways civil

As you’re heading out for Fourth of July, summer vacations, or just around town, you’re going to run into (hopefully, not literally) other cars on the road. Some of us have been in Colorado for …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Let’s protect people, planet

Let’s protect people, planet Regarding the recent letter to the editor titled “Bill bad for kids”: Proposition 112 and SB-181 are two completely different things. Proposition 112 was about …

Letter to the editor: A positive step for climate

A positive step for climate As a parent, I am thrilled to see that the state Legislature is working on The Climate Action Plan to Reduce Pollution – HB1261.  Like most parents, I do everything I …

Letter to the editor: A weak interview

A weak interview In the Orwellian ethos of the current times your “hard-hitting” interview with Rep. Froelich really fits well. Certainly, the representative’s constituents don’t want to know …

Letter to the editor: Bill would help reduce suicide

Bill would help reduce suicide As a one-time state lawmaker who had an “A+” NRA rating and a former Republican candidate for governor, I’m strongly supportive of HB-1177 — a bill that would …

opinion

Letter to the editor: Greetings Colorado!

How are you doing today? I am writing to you as part of a class project for the novel “The Watsons Go To Birmingham.” My classmates and I are contacting newspapers across the country in a …
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