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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: 5A, 5B crucial for DCSD

5A, 5B crucial for DCSD I taught in Douglas County for 18 years before taking a (yes) pay cut to move to a neighboring district. My working conditions (student learning conditions) were poor and left … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for our future

Vote for our future Thank you, CCM, for telling it like it is in your Oct. 11 issue, with regard to the school district’s funding concerns. We haven’t passed a funding measure in 12 years, to the … 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: Brauchler the right choice

Brauchler the right choice In business, experience matters. Most jobs have a minimum experience requirement as business owners are looking for qualified candidates who can hit the ground running day … 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

What a deal, what a steal, gotta get an automobile

I rarely buy, lease, rent or steal anything because of a television commercial. There are products I avoid, however, because the commercials that go along with them irritate the Cap’n Crunch out of … more

Letter to the editor: 5A, 5B will benefit schools

5A, 5B will benefit schools As a Douglas County legislator, my conservative record on educational activism is strong. My last year as state representative I was awarded the Legislator of the Year … more
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