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From taxpayer perspective, there’s little to like about shutdown

We are just beginning to realize the level of disruption that the partial government shutdown has caused to federal employees and to people who rely on services provided by the federal government. We … more

Some perspective on Emerge Colorado

Recently through various social media posts and through Bill Christopher’s most recent column there has been a lot of concern that Emerge has too much power in Westminster. I think this is … more

NORTH 0117 LTE Emerge defense

True picture of Emerge Bill Christopher’s recent columns demonstrate a not-so-subtle sexism and personal bent towards paranoia that are all-too-common in politics today. Emerge Colorado is an … more

The increasing impact of a partial government shutdown

Who is being hurt the most by President Trump’s demands for $5.7 billion for his “Wall” which in turn has caused a partial federal government shutdown? Would you say it is the Central American … more

NORTH 0110 LTE Voters aware

Voters are aware I want to thank Mr. Christopher for his reporting on Westminster City Council’s selection of a new council member (Jan. 3 “Awarding the work that goes into community … more

NORTH 0110 LTE Stan Martin thanks

Thanks from County Clerk To the citizens of Adams County: First and foremost, I’d like to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your Clerk and Recorder for the past four years. … more

Early accelerated success leads to continued success

“A job begun is a job half done” — what a great quote, or proverb. I also like the one where it reads, “A job well begun is worth two half done.” What I am getting at here is that as I have … more

A handwritten letter can speak volumes

Once a week, I go fishing. I throw a few lines out, and I never know what I am going to catch. I received an extraordinary, handwritten, four-page letter (with enclosures) from a reader named Janet … more

Hello, 2019: A cautious peek at what the year could hold

By now, I imagine that everyone has settled into the new year. Well, let me rephrase that statement by saying most of us have carried forward into a new year with varying degrees of optimism, hope, … more

Letter to the Editor: Ethically deficient

Thanks to Bill Christopher for his column, January 3, 2019, specifically his discussion on the filling of the council vacancies. I agree with his observation. While technically … more

Critical thinking — or just thinking critically

Just the other day someone has asked me if I had any materials, courses, or ideas that would support a classroom lesson on critical thinking. With more than a handful of books sitting on my shelf and … more

Haiku contest seeks / your work to be sent in by / February date

Get out your haiku. Traditional haiku are three-line poems. The first and third lines have five syllables each. The middle line has seven syllables. Haiku rarely rhyme. There are modern haiku with … more

Awarding the work that goes into community building

The Westminster Legacy Foundation is calling for nominations to honor and recognize individuals, businesses, groups and organizations for outstanding community service, volunteerism, leadership and … more

There’s more to Elvis than the same old song and dance

Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, a Tuesday, the day I received a call that changed my life. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this. I was living in Mesa, Arizona, and I was looking for a … more

Owning our success in the new year

Happy new year! By now most of us have decided that we either believe in New Year’s resolutions or we do not. Some of us prefer to stick with the pursuit of existing goals and objectives or simply … more

Non-partisan: Westminster openings highlight troubling trend

Political uneasiness and maneuvering have ratcheted up in Westminster more than I have seen it in many years. The city has been less than stellar in the past few months in its handling of sensitive … more

A holiday message of peace, love, hope and joy

It’s been said that faith and fear, or hope and fear, are kind of like the same thing, a belief that something will happen in the future. Now whether we want or choose to believe that whatever is … more

Living on borrowed time, and in no rush to pay back

I conclude every calendar year of columns with one that explores what makes life worth living. The time has come, the walrus said. This year’s will be a little different. First, I think an … more

Stocking stuffers and state legislation

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Toys in all the stores (and online!)” Christmas decorations have popped up in the neighborhoods along with the various public displays at the city … more

The only thing better than a good book is a great book

One of my conversation starters and favorite questions to ask someone is, “What are you reading these days?” Some people are very quick with their response as they know exactly what they are … more
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