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y week ended at a wedding Saturday night, as one of my wife’s associates tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend. A fine ending, given how everybody’s week started, with the news from Las Vegas. Saturday night, two people affirmed … more
By the time you read this, I will have made another 365-day trip around the sun. Not a milestone birthday in itself, although the previous 12 months have been anything but ordinary. Consider all that has transpired since October 2016 … feel … more
At the Sept. 14 Jefferson County School Board forum, there was much agreement across all candidates with respect to their support of many issues including school choice, transparency, student … more
As a parent of a child who attends a public charter school in Jeffco, I was very disappointed in Rupert’s, Harmon’s and Mitchell’s response regarding public charters at candidate … more
Don’t be Fooled AgainThis fall voters will be asked to select a school board. Two years ago, all community members, teachers and students were misled into recalling three school board members. … more
Don’t look at me. And don’t look to me. When someone like Harvey, Irma, Maria or Stephen Paddock comes along who challenges existence in ways that are difficult to rationalize, explain or accept, don’t look to me for answers, because I … more
My first concert was Tom Petty at Fiddler’s Green in 1990 when I was 5 years old. At that age I don’t remember much, except how I felt when he played “Free Fallin’.” Hearing everyone singing along in unison showed me how music could bring … more
As my wife recently said, sarcastically, “I see the tracks and the ( massive) parking garage in downtown Arvada, but where are the trains?” So are we in Arvada and Wheat Ridge doomed … more
For anyone who did not know, the Jefferson County school board recently released CMAS state test results. I was happy to see some gains but shocked that 50 percent of third graders do not meet the … more
Isn’t it time balance returned to the Jeffco school board? Don’t we need a couple of board members willing to ask what needs to happen to improve student achievement? I think yes, and … more
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