Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

First is probably special, but the heck with that

I will never be recognized as the first to do anything. I wasn’t the first in my family to graduate from high school or college, or become a schoolteacher, or nothing. Unless you stretch it. I was …
Winning Words

The speed of the game is in our hands

A few years ago, we all talked about the easy button. It was a meme before there was anything even known as a meme. There was an icon with a big red button that we all recognized without hesitation, …

Letter to the editor: Promote from within

Promote from within After 13 years as chief of police and 33 years serving the Town of Parker, Chief David King announced his retirement at the end of the year. I am also very happy to learn that …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Stolid, solid, dearly missed — happy birthday, Dad

My father was born 100 years ago today as I write this. There hasn’t been a day since he died in 2008 that I haven’t thought about him, and more this day than usual simply because of the …

Winning Words

Successful employers employ successful entrepreneurs

An employed entrepreneur? How can that be? I mean, we are either employed or we are an entrepreneur, right? The answer is yes. This is because most successful entrepreneurs will share that even …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Put onus on universities

Put onus on universities Gov. Polis has seen fit to make a donation in all taxpayers’ names to a cause he sees as worthy, repaying two years of some graduates’ college loans. That may be a worthy …

Letter to the editor: Senator effective, bipartisan

Senator effective, bipartisan Sen. Gardner has been characterized as “not doing anything” for Colorado.  Actually, he has done a lot for us.  I was most impressed with Ambassador Nikki Haley …

Letter to the editor: One extreme to another

One extreme to another The sad saga of George Shipley and the barking dog once again highlights the extreme spectrum of effectiveness an HOA can operate in. On one hand, back in the 1990s, we had the …

Letter to the editor: Will he do right thing?

Will he do right thing? Sen. Cory Gardner has been largely mum about his views on the impeachment trial that is being planned by the Senate. A recent news article reported Gardner’s comment that …

Letter to the editor: Need to restore trust

Need to restore trust Thank you Parker Town Council for rejecting the developer’s site plan that proposed an urban-type development on Mainstreet’s 24-acre Pine Curve. Your action helps enable …
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