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While the City of Littleton, Colorado is not a “trend setter” among Colorado municipalities, it is still worthy of comment on what recently happened there. Littleton voters in a clear-cut “voice” expressed their desire to pull in the reins … more
To be useful, honorable and compassionate. Seems like it all started as when the pastor talked to him. Doug McKenzie describes it this way. “Pastor Ellen (Fenter) had contacted me about going … more
Suddenly, it is all just too hard. A person needs a break. “The most important thing is that the caregivers are healthy. It is a 24-hour-a-day job,” says Sonja Search of Lifting Spirits, Adult … more
Last month we had to sit through a presentation on eliminating redundancy, and it was a bunch of Power Point slides, plus a guy reading out what was on the slides, and then he gave us all hard … more
www.sunshineweek.org/ It’s getting harder and more expensive to use public records to hold government officials accountable. Authorities are undermining the laws that are supposed to guarantee citizens’ right to information, turning the right … more
It is close enough to St. Paddy’s day to relay the ancient Irish yarn of the old crow teaching the younger crow. I first heard the story as it was retold by Conrad Bladey from his Black Box of … more
On the heels of Governor Hickenlooper’s Colorado oil and gas task force coming out with its set of recommendations to further tighten fracking regulations, a group of anti-fracking organizations unveiled a statewide ban strategy. Known as … more
Right now, the floor under my feet is a little gritty … or, should I say, a little salty. That’s because I just tipped over the salt shaker and – according to both popular lore and my father – I had to throw a pinch over my left shoulder. Do … more
For decades, communities across Colorado and the West have engaged in a contract with the federal government. This is because many counties have large swaths of federal land within their borders in the form of BLM land, national forests, and … more
I don’t know about you, but I found the news coverage about the City of Englewood shutting down the city’s fire department a bit unnerving and curious. You don’t run across such a situation that often. This was not an overnight situation or … more
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