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Dave Chandler has a curious and completely misinformed vendetta against the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority. A few weeks ago, he drafted an editorial in another publication titled “Arvada urban renewal: Everything that can be wrong with local … more
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Dear Mayor Williams and Members of the Arvada City Council, We are former Arvada City Councilmembers writing to you in support of the proposed addition of electronic smoking devices to the City's … more
Arvada government now has a scheme to give away more than $2,7 million to a private, for-profit hotel developer. Arvada Urban Renewal wants to sell publicly owned property valued at $3.2 million at a discount of 85 percent — for … more
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As Balzac said, “There goes another novel.” I am torn and Tattered. My favorite bookstore moved to Aspen Grove. Believe me, I am in mourning. Aspen Grove is on South Santa Fe Drive, which is Denver’s version of the Santa Monica … 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
The story of “Big Bill” Haywood draws like a magnet and twists and twirls like a deadly snake. It winds and loops its murderous way into the fabric of Cripple Creek history. The son of a … 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
Ben Franklin, an old newspaper man himself, noted that is “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” In the midst of questioning authority, and generally … more
Some places in this world suffer from a crazed sort of meanness – violence, if you will. I have felt it in some parts of Nebraska, Nevada, areas in California, but maybe only in one locale in … more
My children are terrified of spiders. I’m not talking a little bit scared, kinda jumpy around them. I’m talking full-out, run-the-length-of-the-house yelling, … more
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