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Norton
Winning Words

The speed of the game is in our hands

A few years ago, we all talked about the easy button. It was a meme before there was anything even known as a meme. There was an icon with a big red button that we all recognized without hesitation, …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

How will the new SECURE Act affect you?

As you start the new year, you may have an opportunity to boost your retirement savings thanks to sweeping changes in the SECURE Act bill that was passed and signed into law in December 2019. This …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Stolid, solid, dearly missed — happy birthday, Dad

My father was born 100 years ago today as I write this. There hasn’t been a day since he died in 2008 that I haven’t thought about him, and more this day than usual simply because of the …
Norton
Winning Words

Successful employers employ successful entrepreneurs

An employed entrepreneur? How can that be? I mean, we are either employed or we are an entrepreneur, right? The answer is yes. This is because most successful entrepreneurs will share that even …

Norton
Winning Words

Doing less on our way to success

Happy new year! Over the years, especially at the new year, I have found myself focusing on the things I want to start doing in the coming year that will help me achieve success when it comes to the …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Election questions

Election questions I can’t understand why the Aurora mayoral election took so long to conclude. Your article in the Independent contained a paragraph that said, “We have the machine’s tolerance …

Letter to the editor: Vote yes on 1A

Vote yes on 1A The current members of the Board of Arapahoe County Commissioners are to be commended for their research, evaluation and unanimous (bipartisan) support of the ballot measure that will …

Letter to the editor: Say no to 1A

Say no to 1A Ballot Issue 1A seeks to address a problem by expanding the problem by taking more of the money from the citizens of Arapahoe County, by raising the property tax by 3.4 mills, which …

Letter to the editor: Ban single-use plastics

Ban single-use plastics This summer I have been canvassing the entire state of Colorado on behalf of COPIRG (Colorado Public Interest Research Group) to raise awareness about a critical …

Letter to the editor: Health centers deserve support

Health centers deserve support Health care is a top issue here in Colorado and across the U.S. – and with valid concern. Everyone seems to have a story about how difficult it is to see a doctor, …
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