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Jazz Age classic continues to be assigned of the times

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” was first published 93 years ago today (as this is being written). Fitzgerald was only 29. He would live another 15 years after a short career in both … more

The most important step to success is step one

Have you ever had this incredible urge and surge to take on a big project or massive idea? You probably know what I mean, the kind of project that when we first think about it we get so excited that … more

Letter to the editor: Poor choice by school board

Poor choice by school board At its April 17 meeting, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to finalize a $260,000 contract with its new superintendent, Dr. Thomas Tucker.  What does school … more

Letter to the editor: Keep our kids safe

Keep our kids safe I am a Castle Rock resident and the mother of five elementary school-aged children. I support the Second Amendment and grew up in a family of responsible gun owners. When the … more

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

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

Letter to the editor: Now, parking is a concern?

Now, parking is a concern? It amazes many of us that some in the Castle Rock Town Council are now concerned about parking in downtown. Wait! Councilmembers such as Green, Valentine and Ford approved … more
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