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Winning Words

Winning happens when we choose to win

When we are intentional about making our choices and deliberate when it comes to choosing our own path, we typically increase our chances of success. It’s when we allow others to make our choices …
Norton
Winning Words

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it …
Quiet Desperation

Check out groceries, human scenery, and emotionally

“Place the item in the bag.” “Place the item in the bag.” How many times could you hear “Place the item in the bag” before losing your mind? This is an ode to the 21st-century American …
Norton
Winning Words

Hope — a strategy and a tactic in the pursuit of success

Is hope a strategy that can drive success? Is hope a tactic we can put into practice to help us achieve our goals and dreams? Is being hopeful a character trait that when fully developed can lead us …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You only get one life, but hey, no pressure

“September Song” is a song. While the title has always been perplexing to me (why wasn’t it called “September”), the metaphor implied in it never has been, although when I first understood …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: The sheriff that lived in a shoe

The sheriff that lived in a shoe Whereas both our Jeffco County Commissioners and Sheriff are crying that they will not have enough money to keep a portion of our jail staffed and open; and …

Letter to the Editor: Vote for candidates, not parties

My kudos to Bill Christopher for his August 29 “Cross Currents” column. In these politically-divisive times, it is indeed important that we participate in our …

Adams County drilling rules unnecessary

There’s permitting freeze on energy development in Adams County today. The freeze is needed, officials say, to write new local regulations in reaction to Senate Bill 181, which Governor Polis …
opinion

Letter to the editor: How effective would they be?

Given the multiplicity of new so-called ‘gun control’ measures, now being trumpeted by public figures; had they presently been in force, would they have identified, much less impeded the …

Letter to the Editor: Making climate progress

Cities, state make climate progress The Colorado General Assembly completed their 2019 legislative session a few months ago. Tackling climate change, which is already impacting our lives in …
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