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We have a friend, a former colleague of my wife’s, whose daughter is fighting cancer right now. She was an active and athletic 14-year-old. Now, she is a patient. Her stage of cancer requires a regiment of radiation and chemotherapy to kill. I … more
An overwhelming majority of Coloradans agree that protecting our watersheds, preserving our natural resources and conserving our priceless public lands are not only important for our health and environment, but also for our state’s thriving … more
Last week the certified candidates competing for the three seats on Westminster City Council were announced and reported in this column. As you may recall, 10 candidates are “in the hunt” for the three seats in question. You probably assume that … more
If you check your calendar to see what major U.S. history event occurred 70 years ago on September 2, I seriously doubt that you would find any mention of the Japanese surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri battleship docked in Tokyo Bay. It was the … more
Many of us with active and outdoorsy lifestyles have dogs that likewise are active and outdoorsy. It’s common to see people walking, running, hiking and playing fetch with their dogs. Many ranchers have herding dogs to help manage cattle and … more
Have you ever packed up a home of 50 years and a million memories? That was the case last week prior to the anticipated closing of my home on August 21. It took our five children and my supervision to get everything out of the house, the garage, the … more
In a May 17 opinion piece, “No Longer Wanting to Die,” in writer Will Lippincott discussed his years-long battle with treatment-resistant depression and the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) that helped him manage his depression. DBT may have … more
It’s probably a safe bet that at one time or another, all of us have been on the receiving end of well-intentioned but misguided policies coming out of Washington. Unfortunately, our public education system is no different. Whether you’re a … more
In Colorado, there has been empowering authority in state laws for decades that allows cities to carry out urban renewal functions. For about the same length of time, there has been “a house divided” about government having the power to take … more
Word is getting out on how important it is to read to young children from birth. Parents and grandparents can be seen adding books to diaper and toy bags. Since the world of children’s books is unlimited, how can we develop an early childhood … more
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