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Understanding the simple truth of success

Why do we struggle with achieving success when there really is no secret to success? Is it because we have overcomplicated the thought or definition of success? Or is it because we really just … more

Battling at backgammon — that’s just how we roll

It is one man against one woman, without handicap or charity or concession. There is strategy and there is luck. There is grit and there is determination. Words are said in the heat of competition … more

Letter to the editor: Bill a step for safety

Bill a step for safety All of Highlands Ranch was shocked by the slaying of Deputy Zackari Parrish. Now our Legislature is considering a legal tool that could have prevented Parrish’s murder, by … more

Letter to the editor: Cartoon a very poor choice

Cartoon a very poor choice I was taken aback by and angry with the editorial cartoon in your last issue of the paper. This cartoon mischaracterizes people of faith, Trump voters and conservatives in … more

Letter to the editor: The system is not broken

The system is not broken In response to Roy Legg, our electoral college system of vote counting is not broken. He wants to change it so that if Colorado votes for candidate X, but huge states like … more

Letter to the editor: Stand up for conservative principles

Stand up for conservative principles Consider Robert Clarke’s letter to the editor expressing his dismay at Meghann Silverthorn’s appointment to the Douglas County Library Board on the basis of … more

Partisan agendas don’t work on our library board

The vitriol-filled partisan tempest over the appointment of a new trustee to our Douglas County Libraries board represents just one more attempt in today’s society to turn an apolitical community … more

A call for change in how we talk about aging

How we talk about aging, older adults and ageism makes a difference. Douglas County — like the rest of Colorado and the United States — is becoming older, a result of advances in health and … more

Knowing when it’s time for a change

Have you ever felt the need to change something in your life? My guess would be yes, we all have at some point. And the anguish and torment we struggle with while we go through the thought process … more

Looks like America isn’t good enough for America’s pastime

Play ball. The 2019 Major League Baseball season is about to get underway. Did I just hear yawns? Attendance was down at 17 MLB stadiums last year from the year before. There are a number of theories … more

Letter to the editor: The wrong direction

The wrong direction As the Douglas County School Board and staff begin spending proceeds from MLO/bonds, why is there a need for a new standing committee to oversee the spending? By the time this new … more

Letter to the editor: A helpful explanation

A helpful explanation Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tucker’s explanation of how the school district is spending money from the mill levy override and bond, which was described in a recent edition of … more

What to say when it’s all been said already

Do you ever feel like it’s all been said already? I mean how many times can we really talk about hope and encouragement, a positive attitude, kindness, charity, goodness, love, forgiveness, … more

Choices resonate like the sound of a gong

I’ll take Door Number 2. We’re all vulnerable to the choices we make. The college we go to, the city we move to, the job we take, the man or woman we date or marry, and whether to have children … more

Letter to the editor: It doesn't add up

It doesn't add up If Colorado Republicans want to whine about Democrats trying to equalize our broken system of counting votes, they should take a 1,500-mile trip east to my home state of West … more

Letter to the editor: A political move

A political move I was dismayed to read that Meghann Silverthorn was chosen for a position on the Douglas County Library Board of Trustees. Her extreme right-wing ideology was part of the destruction … more

'Black swans' in your financial plan

A black swan is something rare and unusual. In economic terms, it is defined as an unpredictable or unforeseen event, typically one with extreme consequences. Investors spend a lot of time and worry … more

And now, in the great tradition of newspaper haiku contests

Maybe the time of the year, and a series of snows, contributed to the haiku contest’s success. Winter, someone said, “forms our character and brings out our best.” I hoped for a dozen entries. … more

Getting motivated when we have become demotivated

Here we are, several weeks into the New Year. But where exactly are we? Are we on track with our goals and resolutions? Are we still headed to the gym? Is our personal time being preserved? Have we … more

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 … more
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