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Coming Attractions

Small Mouth Sounds, big heart feelings

Back in early March of last year, I had a piece all written about “Small Mouth Sounds,” the final play of the Arvada Center’s 2019/2021 season. I had spoken to director Lynne Collins about the …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Finding consistency in a world of inconsistency

“I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and lows.” — Drew Barrymore There have been some very famous …
Coming Attractions

House concerts provide live music alternative

One of the first responses many people give when they’re asked what they’ve missed most during the COVID-19 pandemic is live music, and while it appears that this summer will feature more …
Michael Norton
Winning Ways

Celebrating the construction zones of life

We all know that feeling of entering a construction zone while we are driving, don’t we? Whether it is a major highway or just a single-lane road that gets shut down, we are either forced to find a …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Let’s all join together to beat the banned

Once a year, I invite readers to nominate words or expressions they wish were banned, an idea appropriated from Lake Superior State University’s “Annual List of Words and Phrases Banished from …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Irritated by mask rules

Irritated by mask rules I play racquetball. I like to play at Northridge Rec Center. I was playing cutthroat on Saturday and was informed by staff that only two players are allowed in a …

Letter to the editor

Questions about equity policy Douglas County residents agree that all kids should thrive in school. To help accomplish this, we should foster respect and empathy and reject bias and racism. This is …

Letter to the editor: Enough self-congratulation

Enough self-congratulation The sponsors of the now-defunct Douglas County School Board recall seem happy to take credit where none is due. In fact, they’re patting themselves on the back. “We …

Letter to the editor: Recall died, now fund schools

Recall died, now fund schools As a public school teacher and Douglas County parent, I feel deep empathy for parents who have struggled with this unprecedented and enormously difficult year. I’ve …

Letter to the editor: Grassroots victory at DCSD

Grassroots victory at DCSD Nate Ormond called off Road to Recall at the DougCo Board of Education meeting 3/2/21 as the board unanimously voted to return the district to full in-class learning. Only …
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