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Getting in the true spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday

With the Thanksgiving holiday only a couple of weeks away, it is probably time to start thinking about all of the people in our lives who we are so grateful for and who we appreciate so very much. … more

Holiday bludgeon can lead to high dudgeon

It is the first of November. I am braced for what is about to happen, against my wishes and against my will. My belief is that it comes earlier every year as an antidote to reality, as a form of … more

Art’s reward is the gift of other people

Matt and I won a prize. You still have a chance to see our prize winner at the Lone Tree Arts Center. We collaborated on an art project for a juried exhibition that will be up until Nov. 26. Because … more

Keeping an eye on trust to make sure it isn’t lost

There is old saying that many storytellers rely on, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Today, many of us struggle with where the truth starts and stops, and what is just a good … more

Five years with groundbreaking Westminster school

STEM Academy is a Westminster Public Schools’ gem It was the first Innovation School for the-then Adams 50 School District in 2013. Initially, the Colorado STEM Academy had 187 students, grades … more

Letter to the Editor: Questions about water rates

Questions about water rates Regarding Bill Christopher’s Oct. 25 column (“Westminster recall clock starts ticking because of water rates”). I had tremendous respect for your handling of … more

Lottery win isn’t necessary to be winner in generosity

How about the excitement most of us recently experienced during the lotteries? Mega Millions turned into billions of dollars and Powerball, as of the writing of this column, is creeping up on a … more

Shakespeare supposedly wrote a lot of great stuff

I have a dab of Shakespeare (1582-1616) memorized, and that’s about it. I am a failed scholar when it comes to most of it. Romeo and Juliet was set in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I think. I’ve … more

Letters to the Editor

School issues are about jobs, too I will be voting yes on Amendment 73 and Issue 5C. I have worked in the Adams 12 school district for 23 years. Over this time, I have seen a lot of changes in our … more

Surf’s up: Gut favors Blue Wave descending across America

The mid-term elections across America are almost here. (Thank goodness!) The TV commercials, door-knocking campaigners, robo-calls and campaign mailers will come to an end and hopefully life will get … more

Letter to the Editor: Baker responds

Baker responds I have lost nearly all of my respect for Bill Christopher. While saddened by his name-calling of me, Bill has not only swallowed the lies of the Westminster City Council, he seems to … more

Letters to the Editor

WPS ask for help with bond The Westminster community can make a difference this November. We have the opportunity to support a mill levy override, 4A, which allocates $9.9 million to our schools. … more

Westminster recall clock starts ticking because of water rates

The recall petition process is underway in Westminster in an attempt to kick out the mayor and the five members of city council who voted to raise the water and sewer rates for 2019 and 2020. Mr. … more

Take the pressure off and feel more accomplished

We all probably know the saying, and more than likely we have heard it hundreds of times too, “Work smarter, not harder.” Doesn’t it seem like another one of those principles that sounds so … more

What a deal, what a steal, gotta get an automobile

I rarely buy, lease, rent or steal anything because of a television commercial. There are products I avoid, however, because the commercials that go along with them irritate the Cap’n Crunch out of … more

Letter to the Editor: Support for Faith Winter

Support for Faith Winter I am writing in support of Faith Winter for Colorado Senate District 24. I have seen Faith’s values in action-from her time on Westminster City Council to her superb … more

Letter to the Editor: Westminster vote disheartening

Westminster vote disheartening It’s disheartening to see the people’s voice ignored, facts rejected, regulation increasing, accountability ignored. Westminster City Council didn’t properly … more

Total recall: Considering politics and water rates in Westminster

These are turbulent political times in America at all levels of government. The recent U.S. Senate confirmation vote of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh is the most recent and most … more

Adams 12 Five Stars Schools is a worthy investment

From 2010 to 2017, the graduation rate in Adams 12 Five Star Schools jumped 22.7 percentage points to 84.4 percent. For the past three years, state education officials have awarded the district a … more

Watching big money at play as we approach election day

Ah, the silly season. It’s so much fun. Well, not if you get worked up about it, of course. Then you’ll start to feel like Bill Murray in “Ghostbusters” when he proclaimed “I’ve been … more
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