Columnists
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 …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Mid-year outlook as expansion sets length record

Here we are, just six months away from the beginning of the next decade. Just the year 2020 sounds like something from outer space. Oh well, it’s just a number. The bigger question is how to plan …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Shades of gray look a lot less shady

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The day I found my first gray hairs, I thought I’d dye. Today’s essay is about gray hair. I like gray hair. Americans are not allowed to grow older gracefully. …
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 …

Karie Erickson

Senior isolation can cause serious health issues

It’s an exciting time to be aging! So many new technologies and services are emerging: from robots that help seniors communicate with family members who live across the country, to wearable devices …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Lack of morality is problem

Lack of morality is problem  Predictably, various committees are forming and meeting to discuss “causes of school violence” and related topics. It is interesting to note that these “leaders in …

Letter to the editor: School district needs a CBA

District needs a CBA The future is bright for Douglas County schools. I, as a teacher and parent, appreciate the hard work that has gone into the board of education end statements, new strategic plan …

Letter to the editor: Won’t get fooled again

Won’t get fooled again Monday, I was approved to speak at the June 18 meeting, receiving confirmation stating: “PublicComment is scheduled…at 6:10 p.m.” I arrived at 6 p.m. to dozens of …

Letter to the editor: A high-tech solution

Following is a school safety proposal I’ve submitted to the Physical School Safety and Protection Funding Committee to help facilitate spending our county government’s $10 million surplus. The …

Letter to the editor: Some are denied a chance

Some are denied a chance Response to Ronald Nigh letter to the editor published in the June 6 paper:Dear Mr. Nigh: You are new to Colorado? For your information, Colorado led the way in abortion …
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