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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
Hey, guess what? School is almost here. By the time you read this, teachers will be a scant nine days away from returning to work, and the children are just seven days after that. All those things you hoped to accomplish this summer? Yeah, better … more
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
Hamlet’s inconsistent character used to irk me until I saw David Davalos’ play “Wittenberg” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. I realize that, as a second-year college student, I can relate to the young prince’s internal … 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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