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Skaggs story teaches us that tomorrow is not promised

On July 1st, just over two weeks ago, a young man by the name of Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in Dallas. This was very unexpected — Tyler was just weeks shy of his 28th birthday, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Well, as it turns out, there is an ‘I’ in team

There’s only one of me (you’ll be happy to know), but from now on I want to be thought of as Team Craig. Calling yourself or yourselves a team is the latest and the greatest, and I don’t want …
Norton
Winning Words

Making the most of those lazy days of summer

The other day I posted something on social media that included a brief reference to those lazy days of summer. The post was really about something else, and a reminder that we should enjoy our lazy …
Norton
Winning Words

The power rooted in trusted friendship

There was a recent video that made its way around social media and the news. It was the story of two Minnesota high school baseball teams playing in a playoff game, and the winner would be moving on …

Andrea Doray

We must always take sides

“You can’t write about character and the human condition and be apolitical … that’s not the kind of world we’ve ever lived in.” — Sam Hamill, in a 2006 Poetry Foundation interview. The …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: New Columbine plan disgraceful

New Columbine plan disgraceful I find the entire idea of a “new Columbine” to be disgraceful and an insult to the memory of the deceased. This seems to be a cowards’ way out of the situation by …

Letter to the editor: School rebuild balderdash

Can you think of anything more ridiculous than the Jeffco School Board’s proposal to demolish the Columbine High School and replicate it a few feet away? Where is the money for this boondoggle …

Letter to the editor: Thank you Colorado

A couple of weeks ago I had a letter to the editor published in this newspaper. It said that I was doing a state report on Colorado and asked you to send me some information. Your response was …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Not Jeffco’s money

Please tell the Jefferson County Commissioners they can’t lose something they never had! Your May 23 article quotes the commissioners news release saying “the loss of this surplus funding has …

Letter to the editor: What’s wrong with dog owners?

It’s that time of year again, nice weather, blooming flowers. Unfortunately, bags of dog poop are also blooming along walks and trails. What’s wrong with dog owners!? Dogs are great, …
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