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Westy utility rates likely to jump in 2019 and 2020

Last week, the Westminster City Council took a key step toward increasing water and sewer rates for both 2019 and 2020. Staff provided a thorough presentation on the needs and rationale to raise the … more

Day-by-day for 20 years adds up to just one day

Unless they have taken it all down, there are still some reminders at my alma mater that I passed through there 20 years ago. I donated three or four paintings, maybe more. I can’t remember. I was … more

It’s a small world with great big opportunities

As the internet and easily accessible travel options continue to make us feel like the world is getting smaller all the time, we have to remember that famous quote by Steven Wright, “It may be a … more

Marijuana education helps prevent trouble

As your kids return to their school routine, they’re one year older and will face new challenges just as they do every year. And if you haven’t had the conversation about marijuana with them, why … more

Make up your mind to make up your mind

I don’t know about you, but I certainly prefer making easy decisions as opposed to wrestling with really difficult decisions. My guess is that you agree with me. I mean, give us the easy button, … more

Would you rather be this or that — or that or this?

Would you rather be rich or famous? Questions like this are fun but fruitless. Let’s have some fruitless. (Disregard that some of your options are deceased.) Would you rather be one of the Beatles … more

A tale of two children: The Worley family is a CASA success story

Mike and Leesa Worley were no different than you or me. They worked, had a family and like many of us, wondered what else they could do in their community — especially for the local children. That … more

Let it override: Local school districts busy with ballot issues

It’s September which means football is in full swing at all levels, schools are back in session, the evening and morning temperatures are crisper and ballot issues are being unveiled for the … more

We are far more alike than we tend to think

Doesn’t it seem like with each passing day we are pointing out our differences and standing behind personal agendas and objectives more than ever before, maybe even standing even firmer on our … more

Teams sign anyone for a `W,’ and sports go straight to `L’

I lost out. Or lucked out. When I was (much) younger, I thought about becoming a sports writer, partly because of my admiration for Jim Murray, whom I read daily in The Los Angeles Times throughout … more

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How to keep your situation free of destination procrastination

Have you ever wondered why some of your own tasks and projects get done and yet there are others that seem to fall into the “maybe someday, but definitely not today” bucket? One of the primary … more

Any excuse for littering is just so much rubbish

John Lennon said, “Littering is easy with eyes closed.” Littering is easy and it’s fun and it’s a great way to thumb your nose at that arcane word “civility,” which has gone down the … more

Even if you hate the IRS, more money for them would be a good thing

The IRS is the government agency that everyone loves to hate. More than 30 years ago, I was one of more than 100,000 IRS employees. I left many good friends behind in 1982, but I sympathize with the … more

Alternate realities and crystal balls: Let’s play the 'What If' game

Life is full of “what ifs” as we all well know. Certainly, it is not exclusive to only people. It covers worldwide political events, religious situations, business outcomes, governmental actions, … more

To be heard we must first learn to listen

Have you ever had a one-sided conversation? You know what I mean, the kind of conversation that is more of a monologue than a dialogue, where one of the parties is talking “at” the other party … more

Wishing it were earlier in the late-night world

I am drifting into obscurity and irrelevance, and there is no known cure, except to lie about it, and to pretend I know what is going on. I used to be current. I used to know these people, these … more

Colorado Business Community to Congress: Protect Dreamers

With the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, nearly 800,000 young people brought to the United States as children, commonly called Dreamers, are in jeopardy of … more

Boys and Girls Club coming to Westy

It couldn’t be a better match: It’s a “hand up” for Westminster Public School middle schoolers and another good example of partnerships and cooperation creating a better opportunity which … more

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
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