Columnists
Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

Who are we talking to?

Have you found yourself talking more to your pets these days than ever before? And if you don’t have pets, have you found that you are talking to other things around the house more? Maybe the …

Not sure about Polis' claim of outrage

When the monument honoring Colorado Civil War Union soldiers was recently torn down at the State Capitol, Governor Polis issued the following statement: “I am outraged at the damage to a statue …
grandparents teach too

Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by …
Craig Marshall Smith
QUIET DESPERATION

What are you smiling about?

“I saw a picture of you. Those were the happiest days of my life.” Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, wrote “Back on the Chain Gang” as a memorial to lead guitarist James …

Michael Norton

People love to hear a good, positive story

Some of us like to tell a good story, some enjoy hearing a good story, and some of us appreciate both. And although there are a few people who seem to derive pleasure from a bad or negative story, I …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Douglas County commissioners let us down

Commissioners let us down I am extremely disappointed with the Douglas County commissioners' decision to opt out of the Tri-County Health Department because of the health department's mandate to wear …

Letter to the editor: Don’t buy Gardner’s ‘green’ pose

Don’t buy Gardner’s ‘green’ pose Cory Gardner is attempting to “greenwash” his reputation to improve his chances for reelection in 2020; however, Gardner’s voting record and unwavering …

Letter to the editor: Support McCorkle, give Buck the boot

Support McCorkle, give Buck the boot Guns and safety will be a big topic in the next legislative session and it’s important that Coloradans have their voice heard. Our state laws are evidence-based …

Letter to the editor: Wrong approach on surprise bills

Wrong approach on surprise bills Federal COVID-19 relief efforts have helped many small businesses survive, but our health-care workers remain hard hit. In April, more than 1.4 million lost their …

The Civil War Monument at the Colorado state Capitol, featuring a statue of a Civil War cavalryman by Jack Howland, as it appeared in 2011. The statue was pulled down June 25.

Letter to the editor: Civil War statue was part of Colorado’s story

Statue was part of Colorado’s story Meet my great-grandfather, John Dare Howland, designer of the Civil War statue that stood near Colorado’s Capitol. “Jack” Howland, was born in Zanesville, …
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