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The legislative session wrapped up on May 6. I was busy in the Capitol fighting for Colorado’s middle class. This session we had a split legislature, with Democrats controlling the House and Republicans controlling the Senate, but I was able to … more
Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … more
Running a newspaper 120 years ago was the kind of business that required varying degrees of verbosity -- depending mostly on how much advertisement the paper was able to sell. And it was true … more
To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of our demise are greatly exaggerated. Newspapers have a million ways of being useful and some of them have nothing at all to do with being black and white and read … more
First we had the wonderful Chihuly Show and now we make a one-eighty to “Deborah Butterfield: The Nature of Horses.” Through Oct. 18, the artist’s 15 stunning life-sized sculptures will occupy the beautiful outdoor grounds at the Denver … more
Nestled in the southeast corner of Colorado is Springfield, home to just 1,400 people. Highway 287 runs through the middle of the small town that has no stoplights and just a few restaurants. Springfield is also home to the Class 1A high school … more
I am, I am sad to admit, a chronically late person. I don’t know why, I always have been. I have never been the person who wanted to be the first person in the room, sitting in my chair with all my thoughts in order and all my things laid out … more
Language, its meaning, and the way it travels about, has always been fascinating to me. And Colorado may claim its share of the responsibility for coloring some of that language. For example, … more
If you were given the opportunity to return to your 15-year old self, would you?  Most of us wouldn’t, even if we would love to replay certain choices or experiences with what we now know. Because growing older teaches us about all the … more
Dude, I want to be a cowboy. Perhaps more than almost any other fantasy (if you disregard some of my racier ones) as Willie Nelson said, “I grew up dreaming of being a cowboy, and loving the … more
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