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A celebration of one of the fathers in my life

It is a challenge to write a Father’s Day column because of the pitfall of making a father a saint, which is not a realistic portrait. This column is to honor my husband, Dick, a father in many …

In the cake shop ruling, a draw is a win

A couple years back, I coached my son’s soccer team at the YMCA. It was a bit of a rag-tag bunch, thrown together for just that season, with, if I remember right, only four kids who had ever played …
Winning Words

Being a father is opportunity to show unconditional love

One of the greatest tributes to a father can be found in the Dan Fogelberg song “Leader of the Band.” The last part of the song has always meant something special to me … “I thank you for the …
Quiet Desperation

We have so many choices now — it’s too bad most are terrible

Jennifer said, “Sip?” “What is it?” “Iced tea.” She handed me a plastic cup. I like iced tea. I was about to take a sip when I noticed a label on the cup with some suspicious looking …

Quiet Desperation

There’s a lot to be said for a moment of silence

Man goes to see his doctor and says, “Doc, every time I hit my hand with a hammer it hurts.” Doctor says, “Stop hitting your hand with a hammer.” That’s one of the oldest jokes I’ve ever …
Letters to the Editor
opinion

Letter to the Editor: Spending for spending’s sake?

In the last few editions there have been many letters about the financial shenanigans of the Jeffco School District. Why is the current school board racing to create significant expenditures and …
opinion

Letter to the Editor: Getting drastic about plastic

In response to Ethan Cohen’s letter, May 31, I couldn’t agree more. So what are we going to do about it? Here’s a couple ideas that very few people are going to like. First, mandatory …

Letter to the Editor: Good job Wheat Ridge parks crew

Kudos to the Wheat Ridge Parks’ Green Belt crew for their meticulous attention to Anderson Park and the Green Belt trail, and for always responding to my requests over the last couple years to …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Enough is enough

Do we need yet another Santa Fe or another Columbine High School gun incident killing our leadership of tomorrow to address reasonable gun control in our nation! Killing is wrong! Killing our youth …

opinion

Letter to the editor: Jeffco admin projected to grow by 8 percent while enrollment declines

As teachers march for higher pay, Jeffco’s school board was busy allocating more administrators to their already top heavy administration. In reviewing the proposed 2018/2019, administrative …
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