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Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Mid-year outlook as expansion sets length record

Here we are, just six months away from the beginning of the next decade. Just the year 2020 sounds like something from outer space. Oh well, it’s just a number. The bigger question is how to plan …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Shades of gray look a lot less shady

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The day I found my first gray hairs, I thought I’d dye. Today’s essay is about gray hair. I like gray hair. Americans are not allowed to grow older gracefully. …
Norton
Winning Words

The power rooted in trusted friendship

There was a recent video that made its way around social media and the news. It was the story of two Minnesota high school baseball teams playing in a playoff game, and the winner would be moving on …
Karie Erickson

Senior isolation can cause serious health issues

It’s an exciting time to be aging! So many new technologies and services are emerging: from robots that help seniors communicate with family members who live across the country, to wearable devices …

Norton
Winning Words

Look for opportunity amid negative change

Change happens. And as it has been said before: “Change happens, and it will happen again.” And when we are the ones making the changes, it can be incredibly thrilling and exciting as we prepare …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Gardner not right fit

Gardner not right fit Colorado needs a senator who will work for everyone in Colorado regardless of their political party. Unfortunately, Cory Gardner is not that senator. Gardner did the right thing …

Letter to the editor: Lack of morality is problem

Lack of morality is problem  Predictably, various committees are forming and meeting to discuss “causes of school violence” and related topics. It is interesting to note that these “leaders in …

Letter to the editor: School district needs a CBA

District needs a CBA The future is bright for Douglas County schools. I, as a teacher and parent, appreciate the hard work that has gone into the board of education end statements, new strategic plan …

Letter to the editor: Won’t get fooled again

Won’t get fooled again Monday, I was approved to speak at the June 18 meeting, receiving confirmation stating: “PublicComment is scheduled…at 6:10 p.m.” I arrived at 6 p.m. to dozens of …

Letter to the editor: A high-tech solution

Following is a school safety proposal I’ve submitted to the Physical School Safety and Protection Funding Committee to help facilitate spending our county government’s $10 million surplus. The …
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