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If we’re lucky, we’ll evolve until we’re as good as dogs

Should anyone who impersonates an impersonator be allowed to vote? There’s an impressionist in Branson who impersonates Rich Little. Should anyone who can’t remember when to put their trash out be … more

Estes Park effort is a great community model to emulate

We know the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child.” I am among those who believe in this saying and know that it has many applications in people’s lives. Bright Christmas is a volunteer … more

Moving, watering and serving Colorado’s new residents is costly

We knew it was happening. You could tell every day of the week regardless of where you reside along the Front Range of Colorado. All you had to do was to be driving from point A to point B. Vehicular … more

Looking back – and looking forward

Over the holiday break, I had the time to reflect on this past year and all the changes that have come to Jefferson County Public Schools, and to also consider our future. 2017 marked a number of … more

To make the greatest investments, focus on your people and yourself

Throughout the year the community is always so responsive to this column, and I really do appreciate you all so much and I am also grateful for all of the emails and questions that come in each week. … more

Amid gun glut, ‘This is Colorado’ says too much and too little

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said, “This is Colorado. Everybody has a gun.” Seven words that create a mural. Should they be added to our license plates and the signs that welcome … more

Let us enter 2018 with reasonable humor and good grace

Courtesy. Integrity. Perseverance. Self-Control. Indomitable Spirit. My brothers and sisters in the Korean art of Taekwondo instantly recognized that list I just … er, listed. Those are the tenets … more

Anxious anticipation can be perfect situation for strong transfiguration

Well here we are again, the very first week of the year. Many of us have been filled with great anticipation as we awaited the arrival of the New Year. Something new to look forward to, a shedding of … more

If you’re cloying or annoying, it’s our culture you’re destroying

The jails and prisons are overcrowded as it is, but there has to be room for a few more. There’s no excuse. Maybe there’s a story, but there’s no excuse. Anyone who leaves a shopping cart at a … more

Here’s to having hope in 2018: We’re all in this together

It’s a brand-new year and we welcome 2018 from all of us to all of you. I think it’s important to remember that, yes, we are all in this together and we live in a global economy and a world that … more

Meet one of the people who loves history with a passion

When George Smith walked into the Westminster History Center at the DeSpain Building on the corner of 72nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard four years ago, no one knew just how much of a devoted history … more

Recognizing the triggers that can make daily life difficult

Dear Therapist, Please tell me about depression triggers. What can be done about them for both the person who experiences them and the family of an affected person? Depression triggers vary depending … more

Share a smile and you’re likely to change another person’s day

So lately I have been testing a theory, and I have to tell you it has been so much fun. I have written about this quote before, I have been familiar with it for more than two decades, and I have read … more

Whether it’s gewgaws, gadgets or gigabytes, the less the merrier

“My echo, my shadow, and me.” If you were to walk into my house right now, that’s about all you would see. “We three, we’re all alone, living in a memory.” I am not going anywhere, and my … more
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