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Letter to the editor: Bill would help reduce suicide

Bill would help reduce suicide As a one-time state lawmaker who had an “A+” NRA rating and a former Republican candidate for governor, I’m strongly supportive of HB-1177 — a bill that would … more

Letter to the editor: Sheriff deserves support

Sheriff deserves support I’m sorely disappointed at the lack of citizen support and representation shown at the Douglas County commissioners meeting on March 12 by our somewhat elected officials. … more

Letter to the editor: Not everything is political

Not everything is political Thank you for publishing Sean Duffy’s guest column. He carefully and logically explained the process for finding and vetting candidates for the DC Library Board. The … more

Letter to the editor: Bad move by commissioners

Bad move by commissioners More than 25 percent of states across the country have passed red flag laws and another dozen, including Colorado, are considering doing the same. In less than three months … more

‘Like’ is, like, not really something to, like, like

I am, like, tired of it. More than tired. It makes me puke. Vomit. Regurgitate. Retch. Heave. It is the extra-grammatical word “like” I am talking about. It adds nothing, it means nothing, but it … more

Relationships around money are important to examine

When many people hear the term “financial adviser,” they may think of someone who mostly manages investments. While that may have been true in the past, today you may desire a holistic adviser … more

Here’s a look at story behind the change

Thanks again for the emails and feedback, especially over these past two weeks as we discussed knowing when it’s time for a change, and the truth and secret to success. A very common question and … more

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
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