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Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

'Black swans' in your financial plan

A black swan is something rare and unusual. In economic terms, it is defined as an unpredictable or unforeseen event, typically one with extreme consequences. Investors spend a lot of time and worry …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

And now, in the great tradition of newspaper haiku contests

Maybe the time of the year, and a series of snows, contributed to the haiku contest’s success. Winter, someone said, “forms our character and brings out our best.” I hoped for a dozen entries. …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Getting motivated when we have become demotivated

Here we are, several weeks into the New Year. But where exactly are we? Are we on track with our goals and resolutions? Are we still headed to the gym? Is our personal time being preserved? Have we …
David Severance

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 …

Michael Norton
Winning Words

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Just the facts, please

Just the facts, please It was disappointing to read Ellis Arnold’s account of certain bills currently being discussed in the Colorado Legislature. “Democrats wasted no time in taking up liberal …

Letter to the editor: A vote against bill

A vote against bill If Mike Foote’s bill in the Colorado Legislature to make the popular vote count becomes law it will have exactly the opposite effect. Your vote won’t count, instead it will …

Letter to the editor: Letter writer off base

Letter writer off base My name is Kyle Lewis, and among other things, I am a high school student in Douglas County. I was dismayed to read Smith Young’s Jan. 31 letter to the editor, in which he …

Letter to the editor: Celebrate school choice

Celebrate school choice National School Choice Week, Jan. 20-26, is a great time to reflect on how school choice has allowed so many students the opportunity to find an educational option that allows …

Letter to the editor: Questions to consider

Questions to consider As the Town of Parker experiences budget issues, is it time to consider listening to their community rather than their pro business position? Granted, getting more businesses …
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