Columnists
David Severance

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral …

Rub elbows and ideas with worthy peers

As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens another … Proverbs 27 I am working through a really remarkable book right now. Or, to be more precise, I am working through a very good book right now about …
Doray

Fair Trade chocolates are perfect gift for Valentine’s Day

I’m not a particular fan of chocolate overall, although, inexplicably, I am tempted by brownies and toffee. So I won’t be disappointed not to receive any chocolate candy for Valentine’s Day …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

‘Knock-knock.’ ‘Who’s there?’ ‘A dissection of types of humor.’

Say “Knock-knock.” “Who’s there?” I’ll get to that. If someone were to ask you if you have a sense of humor, would you be able to give an objective answer? Everyone thinks they have a …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Kindergarten change is fairer

One reader wrote to ask why 5 year-old kids should be kept inside for an additional 4 hours a day, with the new plan to fund all-day kindergarten. Although I favor very limited academics for young …

Letter to the editor: Wait six years for safety?

I was astounded with the newspaper article on Jan. 17, where the Jeffco school district man in charge of facilities and construction that it will take six years to complete the recent bond issues …

Letter to the editor: Why hold kids captive longer?

Is it tragic or comical that with lower income parents decrying the lack of grass and green spaces in their neighborhoods, conditions which are consigning their children to vegetate inside before …

Letter to the Editor: Jefferson Parkway disconnect

With great fanfare Arvada (The Arvada Report December 2018/January 2019) announced the final actions before construction begins on the Jefferson Parkway after 50 years of planning and concludes …

Letter to the editor: About free speech

A letter in the 10 Jan. edition conflates free speech with freedom of the press. Yes, both are protected by the First Amendment, but we all know that free speech essentially means the government …
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