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Let your ‘Hair’ down at Miners Alley

As Mark Twain once (supposedly) wrote, “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Miners Alley Playhouse is proving that’s true with its summer production of the rock and roll … more

Column: The tidal wave of complacency

There is plenty of discussion happening around what is being called “The Great Resignation.” The impact of people not willing to work has a vast-reaching impact and implications on every aspect … more

Guest Column: Older adults to talk with superintendent

Ahhh, summer. Soon thoughts of swimming pools, part-time jobs and relaxing time with family and friends will be replaced with class schedules, homework and locker combinations as our Douglas County … more

From the Editor: Happy for kindness

In a recent cross-county trip to see my brother, I saw and experienced several acts of kindness that I am hoping are signs of good things changing in the country. Over the last few years, I feel like … more

Mother Musings: Finding grit and spirit through summer swim

Swim Team season is officially over. I struggle to understand this thing called “Swim Team.” I used to do swim team when I was a kid. It was kind of fun for the two summers I did it. I mostly … more

Column: Lighting the way

Many people have a fascination with lighthouses, for some of us, it is even an obsession. Over the years I have visited many lighthouses myself and also have a small collection of miniature … more

From the Editor: A sad reality

One of the things I love about being an editor is going to meetings, forums, focus groups and awards banquets. I get to meet a lot of different people and listen to a lot of opinions, discussions and … more

From the Editor: A transparent truth

With the primaries over, the general election races will now come into view, and I am very interested to see how some of the ballot measures finish. I am particularly interested in ballot measures … more

Column: Getting back what we put out

Working with Zig Ziglar was truly a blessing in so many ways. Whenever he would meet someone in the afternoon or evening, he would greet them with a big smile and an enthusiastic and cheerful, … more

From the Editor - No such thing as ‘The Media’

I borrowed this week’s title from a long-ago colleague. Many years ago, he tried to stress the point that people referring to “The Media” is not quite accurate. Today, that statement is truer … more

Column: Inflation is not always bad

If you were not an adult in the 1970s or even born yet, you might not have a clue what all this talk about inflation is. And even if you do remember clearly, this time is likely to be different. … more

Don’t sweat it - there’s plenty of summer left

We’re smack dab in the middle of the dog days of summer, so I thought it was time to take another peak at the range of events available to stay cool, literally or metaphorically. more

Tap into the power of cinematic storytelling at Anythink

Getting started on creative endeavors is a fantastic way to ensure young people discover their passions early. And while that most often covers things like music or painting, Anythink Huron has programs to get teens interested in filmmaking. more

Column: Who do we trust?

She was considered one the greatest leaders in business. She received praises for all of the work she did in helping to build the people personally and professionally in the company and how she set … more

A brewery party under the big top

Starting a new business is never an easy prospect and that’s never been truer than in recent years. So, it’s no wonder that Arvada’s LUKI Brewery is making its birthday party one of the biggest … more

Column: True or false: What to know when it comes to sun protection

With summer officially here, you may be rushing outside to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. You may also be thinking about how to best protect your skin. more

Fewer freedoms, more politics

For many, this particular Fourth of July was a hard one to celebrate. The recent revocation of our rights to make decisions about our own bodies was shocking. Not me. Yes, I wept for my mother and … more

Friends who are like family, and family who become friends

Each morning I participate in a daily devotional with a friend of mine who has become more like family as he and I have been friends for the past 27 years. He is very much my brother. And I have been … more

From the Editor: Heroes we honor

This is the month each year where we celebrate our freedom. The month where we should be giving thanks to the heroes in our community. Early in my career, many years ago, our newspaper did a special … more

Column: We are not finished yet

The five most sought-after words in amateur golf are, “That’s good, pick it up.” We say that to our playing partner when the putt that is left is considered short enough to call it “good.” … more
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