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During the 2009 board of education election, members were elected using large campaign contributions from a few individuals who resided outside Douglas County.  In 2010, Dr. Fagen was hired as … more
You’ll thank me later. My four-legged son and I were taking a walk at 1 a.m. recently when we saw something very ominous. It looked like an SUV driving toward us very slowly. With its lights off. I said, “Smitty, it’s been good to … more
Our Colorado Open Records Act, in effect since 1969, ensures our government remains transparent and accountable to those who pay for it by declaring “all public records shall be open for inspection by any person.” However, in 2012, the Colorado … more
Colorado’s economy is outpacing much of the nation in economic growth and job creation. Today, after the worst recession since the Great Depression, Colorado’s unemployment rate is 4.2 percent, and the state has created jobs in 42 of the last 44 … more
In early October, schools across Colorado and nationwide are holding events for Walk and Bike to School Day. As a retired general and a medical doctor, I can tell you that increasing physical activity is vitally important for our children’s health … more
Have you heard negatives about reverse mortgages? Various surveys show that some 85 percent of general respondents have a negative impression of reverses — but a whopping 90 percent of homeowners who actually have reverse mortgages are positive … more
Sometimes our community is offered a tremendous gift. It is up to us to decide if we will accept it. Now is one of those times. David Ray has decided to rededicate his time and energy to our … more
Whenever I am traveling for business or for pleasure, and as I board my flight and am greeted by the flight attendant with “Welcome aboard, and how are you doing?” my response is always the same, “I am ready for the best flight … more
There are few things that I appreciate more than complete silence. Except when it comes to the alphabet. I just read this, and I was furious: “J.K. Rowling says you’re mispronouncing Voldemort.” Now she tells us. The “t” is … more
“You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar One of the things I have heard from other people throughout my life is that they wish they could be like someone else. I have heard things … more
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