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When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As … more

Something rings true about conversation without phones

I had lunch with Mark, a good friend, someone I have known for 30 years, an important Colorado artist, and the wittiest man this side of New Smyrna. We met at a Littleton restaurant and reminisced … more

What in the world is going on here?

First quarter 2018 is in the books. Now it is time to assess some of the significant economic changes worldwide and what that may mean for investors. First, let’s take a quick look back at last … more

Letter to the editor: Don’t reward bad decisions

Don’t reward bad decisions Taxpayers in Douglas County may be asked to approve a ballot question asking voters to approve an increase for mill levy override money to fund teacher pay. Why? Who … more

Letter to the editor: Know what it’s all about

Know what it’s all about This is a response to Jen Wilking’s Living and Aging Well column in March titled “Yoga is practical method to achieve more ease in aging.” Jan wrote an informative … more

Letter to the editor: Other ways to be safe

Other ways to be safe My life experience of 71 years tells me that some of these children, including David Hogg who already has all the talking points, are little wanna-be-activists that have had a … more

Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you

To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of “fake news” leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media … more

Letter to the editor: Board’s selection about money

Board’s selection about money Now that the choice for school district superintendent has been announced, it is clear what kind of skill set the school board wants, which is someone who has … more

Letter to the editor: Put human lives first

Put human lives first I am a supporter of the Second Amendment and I am a mother of two elementary age children. Every day, I drop my children off at school and I have a moment of worry, will I see … more

Letter to the editor: Kudos to teenager

Kudos to teenager It took a lot of guts for Noah Hollingshead, a senior at Castle View High School, to express his position against assault rifles and allow his picture to be shown in the paper. I … more

Letter to the editor: An important article

An important article Thank you for Christy Steadman’s excellent article about girls (and women) in STEM courses and careers in last week’s issue. The American Association of University Women’s … more

Finding common ground on issues of mental health

Put six Republicans and three Democrats on the same Denver stage, and you might not expect them to agree on anything. When it comes to improving mental health care, however, you can find common … more

Preparing for change, managing change and accepting change

As a frequent traveler I spend a lot of time on airplanes, in hotels, and in rental cars or Uber/Lyft rides. And I spend a lot of time in different cities around the world. With all of this travel, … more

Looking for things that will keep? Keep looking

When I was 18-19, I thought I wanted a career in hand-drawn illustration, and my goal was album covers. Glad I didn’t. Hand-drawn illustrations are mostly gone, and so are (long playing) album … more

Letter to the editor: Who’s really to blame?

Who’s really to blame? Interesting pairing on the opinion page on March 29. Craig Marshall Smith points out poor parenting results too often in blame on teachers. Ms. Osborne wants to blame other … more

Meet Ryan the Robot at event in Castle Rock

A team of engineers at the University of Denver led by professor Mohammad Mahoor is developing a socially assistive robot called Ryan that provides companionship to seniors with dementia and/or … more

If you’re not watching for dog food falling from the sky, you should be

Heads-up. Your dog food might be on its way down. Amazon (our new neighbors?) just received a patent for packages with inflatable air bags. Amazon wants to make deliveries by drone from as high as 25 … more

Family story is face-off of fear and faith

This is the girls’ story. That’s what doctors told Kendal and Tyler Conley as they worried and prayed and waited for their twin babies, fighting a rare medical condition, to be born. This is a … more

What’s new with you? It could well be more than you think

We have all had this conversation, haven’t we? You know the one I am talking about, when we run into someone we haven’t seen in a while, it sounds something like this, “Hey, how’s it going, … more

Taking the high road is an idea that looks better all the time

We are such a funny society. I mean, where else can you go to be as entertained by the things that are funny, weird, and even sad all at the same time? This past week someone shared with me some … more
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