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Local minimum wage setting is a bad idea

On the surface, it may seem like a good idea to allow each local municipality to have the authority to raise the minimum wage in its community. We all know how living costs in the Denver metro area … more

Consistent healthy self-image leads to consistent success

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” ­­— Dwayne Johnson Having spent so much time studying personal … more

Lovers of classic machines are caught in a type warp

Watched a documentary about typewriters. Titled “California Typewriter.” Came out in 2016. Numerous segments. Featuring typewriter loyalists: Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard. Others less … more

Focusing on the fantastic frees us from fear and failures

Wow, there are six “f” words in the title of this column. And I am sure you have noticed that they are slightly different from what some might think about when they consider the “f” word. If … more

Okay, okay, there’s no two ways about it

I had writer’s block. I had no original ideas. I knew if the block lingered, I would revert, and harangue about the injustices being, like, done, like, to, like, the English language. So I went to … more

A positive force serving the needs in Adams County

Adams County and the municipalities within the county are blessed to have a strong, caring service provider known as Growing Home. Headquartered in Westminster since 1998, the non-profit organization … more

YES on Prop CC because our state is worth the investment

Did you know that Colorado is not permitted to use all of the revenue it collects to invest in critical services that we all depend upon? This is because of antiquated budget formulas that were … more

Sizing them up: How Westminster candidates responded

The countdown is ticking away. City government and school board candidates (except Westminster Public Schools) are hustling around with last minute door knocking, handing out campaign literature, … more

Colorado will suffer unless Congress halts HIT tax

Health care is hotly debated in Washington, and I’d be willing to bet most people think it’s too expensive. This is certainly true for Colorado employers — and especially entrepreneur-led … more

Halloween is perfect time for transformational success

Halloween is an interesting time of year. It is a time of year where children of all ages get to dress up and have a little fun pretending to be someone or something that they are not. For some of … more

Music lovers note their favorite songs

“Knock-knock.” “Who’s there?” “Knock-knock.” “Who’s there?” “Knock-knock.” “Who’s there?” “Philip Glass.” That joke goes out to my friend and former KVOD host David … more

Eye-opening development activity is revealing

I am sure most of you recall the old saying about “figures will not lie.” The facts are the facts no matter how people might want to spin them. With that in mind, I took the time to analyze the … more

A switch in time ain’t kind

Don’t forget to fall back. I would rather not fall back or spring forward, and every year others express the same thing at the time, and then we forget about it until it comes around again. It’s … more

Amazing success comes from within and without

Years from now someone will be sharing their life stories with the world and recognizing the people who influenced them the most and contributed to their successes. People will stand on stage, at a … more

We trust Jefferson County enough to say yes to 1A

Jefferson County has been doing us a favor. For 18 years, the county has been collecting less property tax money from residents than it could have. This was largely a preemptive move to ensure the … more

Finding the value in our values

If you have never taken the time to identify or define what your values are, or what your belief system is, don’t sweat it because you are not alone. As a matter of fact, most people just assume … more

Show me the gore, I’ll show you the door

For unknown reasons, I have never wanted to enter the rhythm of a Black Sabbath concert, or walk down the mall with fake blood on my face, or a fake severed head under my arm. Maybe you can tell me … more

Proposition DD is a good bet for Colorado

Proposition DD, the legalization and taxation of sports betting in Colorado, is the result of a May 2018 Supreme Court ruling that repealed the federal government ban on sports gambling. Since then, … more

Proposition CC is tempting but comes up short

It’s a very intriguing proposition. Vote to forgo a relatively small tax refund and allow the state to spend that money on much-needed programs for K-12 education, higher education and … more

Colorado journalism needs public support

There was a time, not so long ago, when the two of us were foes in a "newspaper war." We thought that the winner would … more
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