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Quiet Desperation

Day-by-day for 20 years adds up to just one day

Unless they have taken it all down, there are still some reminders at my alma mater that I passed through there 20 years ago. I donated three or four paintings, maybe more. I can’t remember. I was …
Winning Words

It’s a small world with great big opportunities

As the internet and easily accessible travel options continue to make us feel like the world is getting smaller all the time, we have to remember that famous quote by Steven Wright, “It may be a …

Big projects, like moving a school grade, have lots of little steps

Author's note: It should be noted that, in the interval between this column being written and it appearing in print, the middle school in question has proactively dedicated staff to solving somebody …

Get a kick out of this football observation

It’s football season! I’m a fan … and this past weekend did not disappoint, with a thrilling win from the Broncos (I’m always a believer), and such a heroic performance from Aaron Rodgers of …

Winning Words

Make up your mind to make up your mind

I don’t know about you, but I certainly prefer making easy decisions as opposed to wrestling with really difficult decisions. My guess is that you agree with me. I mean, give us the easy button, …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Teachers need more help

I was happy to read the letter from the gentleman regarding education and “critical thinking” (“The Bandwagon effect,” Aug. 30.). As a substitute teacher, I see teachers everyday …

Letter to the Editor: School funding is community funding

A letter writer last week objected to the cost of the Jeffco Schools District’s funding request. His objection is that it “takes money out of the local economy.” Where on earth does he think …
opinion

Letter to the Editor: Next steps to stopping overdose deaths

Thanks for your attention to Overdose Awareness Day, which is recognized internationally on Aug. 31. In recent years, Colorado has made strides in enacting policies to curtail overdose deaths. …
opinion

Letter to the Editor: Fellman for school funding measures

As a retired math teacher and administrator, former school board member, parent of two successful Jeffco graduates, and a grandmother, I’ve dreamed of the day we’d have an opportunity to …

opinion

OpEd — Arvada can do better on recycling

Arvada is falling behind on Recycling, we can do better! Did you know that Arvada’s recycling rate is a mere 13 percent? It’s embarrassing. The majority of our waste stream is recyclable or …
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