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Coming Attractions

The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

The grand illusion in the land of confusion

Music just seems to have a way of connecting us with feelings of inspiration, motivation, adventure, romance, sorrow, and love. We can remember where we were the first time we heard those songs, the …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Animal adoption agencies seeing a doggone frenzy

Because of the pandemic, which of the following is way up nationwide? Average per-person daily intake of calories from sugar? Trips to the liquor store? Pet adoption? I don’t have the facts in …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

New year, new possibilities

A new year is upon us and 2020 is but a bad memory. It is important though, to learn what we can from the events of last year, to better prepare for any opportunities in 2021 and beyond. It is hard …

Coming Attractions

In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Giving up on Republicans

Giving up on Republicans The final straw … I have been a registered Republican for 52 years. I’ve recently changed to being a registered Independent. This difficult decision was based on four …

Letter to the editor: Account for officers

Account for officers Given the large number of reports and identifications of law enforcement officers who traveled to D.C. and participated in the seditious assault upon the Capitol, shouldn’t all …

Letter to the editor: Question on enrollment issue

Question on enrollment issue A recent issue contained an article, “Enrollment decline may devastate schools.” Declining enrollment in the state is real. My question to the many school districts …

Letter to the editor: Open enrollment offers choice

Open enrollment offers choice This past year has magnified the importance of school choice. Whether it’s providing more options for in-person schooling or offering different learning environments …

Letter to the editor: Doxxing revealed character

Doxxing revealed character I wish I could say I was surprised to hear about Mark Hall’s doxxing of public health officials, but sadly it’s just another example of the division in this country, …
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