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Editorial: Taking time to talk produces a deeper understanding

Almost a year ago, we launched Time to Talk, an in-depth look at the state of mental health in Douglas County. The series has explored the effects of mental illness on law enforcement, youth, moms, … more

Getting in the true spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday

With the Thanksgiving holiday only a couple of weeks away, it is probably time to start thinking about all of the people in our lives who we are so grateful for and who we appreciate so very much. … more

Holiday bludgeon can lead to high dudgeon

It is the first of November. I am braced for what is about to happen, against my wishes and against my will. My belief is that it comes earlier every year as an antidote to reality, as a form of … more

Thanksgiving is good time to share crucial information

Thanksgiving is a special time to gather around family and friends and count your blessings. Enjoy the crisp air and delicious food, and make new (and remember old) memories. Just being grateful puts … more

Veterans don’t only give us service, but example

Every year, we set aside Veterans Day for America’s heroes. But is this one day enough? One day per year doesn’t amount to weeks spent in foxholes in the French countryside. One day per year … more

Art’s reward is the gift of other people

Matt and I won a prize. You still have a chance to see our prize winner at the Lone Tree Arts Center. We collaborated on an art project for a juried exhibition that will be up until Nov. 26. Because … more

Keeping an eye on trust to make sure it isn’t lost

There is old saying that many storytellers rely on, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Today, many of us struggle with where the truth starts and stops, and what is just a good … more

Letter to the editor: Time to pay it forward

Time to pay it forward There’s a myth floating around that DougCo doesn’t vote for school funding, but it’s incorrect. DougCo voters used to vote regularly for school funding. Taxpayers voted … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for McCormick

Vote for McCormick I noticed that Ken Buck was the only candidate that couldn’t be bothered to return the questionnaire for your elections 2018 guide in the Oct. 18 paper. That’s exactly the … more

Letter to the editor: Elect George Brauchler

Elect George Brauchler Courtroom experience is critical for our next attorney general. George Brauchler has tried hundreds of cases, many high-profile. Ninety percent of the positions in the … more

Lottery win isn’t necessary to be winner in generosity

How about the excitement most of us recently experienced during the lotteries? Mega Millions turned into billions of dollars and Powerball, as of the writing of this column, is creeping up on a … more

Shakespeare supposedly wrote a lot of great stuff

I have a dab of Shakespeare (1582-1616) memorized, and that’s about it. I am a failed scholar when it comes to most of it. Romeo and Juliet was set in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I think. I’ve … more

Let’s take a look at five myths about Alzheimer’s disease

Despite being the No. 6 killer of Americans, and despite being the single largest risk to the health of our Medicare system, Alzheimer’s disease is not widely understood. Even some of the people … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for Griswold

Vote for Griswold You’ve probably chosen a gubernatorial candidate. What about other statewide offices? Do you know about those candidates and their positions on our important issues? The secretary … more

Letter to the editor: Say no to 74

Say no to 74 Amendment 74 is one of those proposals that sounds like a good idea but would have horrible consequences. If someone wants to open a pot shop in your neighborhood and the town passes a … more

Letter to the editor: Don’t fail our students

Don’t fail our students I see some of our neighbors speaking against funding our schools, citing budgeting and teacher pay among other Issues. It’s important to take this time to address … more

Letter to the editor: Tax hike would hurt seniors

Tax hike would hurt seniors I am a strong supporters of teachers and I don’t believe they are paid enough. I read several of the articles that appeared in the Oct. 11 issue and I noticed that the … more

Letter to the editor: Chamber opposes 73

Chamber opposes 73 The Castle Rock Chamber Board of Directors took a position to oppose Amendment 73 — Graduated Income Tax, which would change the state income tax rate from 4.63 percent to a … more

Letter to the editor: Pick Reed for mayor

Pick Reed for mayor The recently approved changes to the Castle Rock Town Charter call for the election of an at-large mayor and other procedural and substantive matters in November’s election. … more

Take the pressure off and feel more accomplished

We all probably know the saying, and more than likely we have heard it hundreds of times too, “Work smarter, not harder.” Doesn’t it seem like another one of those principles that sounds so … more
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