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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
The story of “Big Bill” Haywood draws like a magnet and twists and twirls like a deadly snake. It winds and loops its murderous way into the fabric of Cripple Creek history. The son of a … more
Hamlet’s inconsistent character used to irk me until I saw David Davalos’ play “Wittenberg” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. I realize that, as a second-year college student, I can relate to the young prince’s internal … more
In this political campaign season (which I use to call the “Silly Season” when I was city manager), it is all too easy for voters to be seduced by promises made by the candidates or their respective “pedigrees”/resume’s or their … more
Ben Franklin, an old newspaper man himself, noted that is “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” In the midst of questioning authority, and generally … more
A new life As I write this column, the date is July 22, the first anniversary of Bob’s death and my second week of living at San Marino Retirement Center. My, how things have changed. I also turned 83 on July 20 and I observed our 61st … more
One of the most generous acts of kindness we can give as human beings is to help someone we don’t even know. Such has been the case for some 37 years at Brothers Redevelopment, Inc., a nonprofit organization, which provides affordable housing for … more
Tabor is still alive Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) is still kicking. The U.S. Supreme Court sent the constitutionality case back to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This means that the lower court will need to take a … more
Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … 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
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