Columnists

A thank-you to voters of Jefferson County

The results of the 2018 election have finally been certified and they mean improved opportunities for students, better pay for our educators and staff, and improved buildings in Jefferson County. …

The joys of exploring and occasionally failing

Most of us have been raised to move forward cautiously, make intelligent decisions, and not fail. Until recently, failure had a nasty taste to it — it wasn’t held in high regard. Yet in our …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Stiff the stuff for a holiday from the hyperactive holiday

Go ahead. Go ahead and ignore me, but one of these days you’ll know that I was right. I have the remedy for all of your holiday anxieties. Each and every one. You’ll think I’m kidding. You’ll …

My favorite gifts: A Christmas story

“I have it within me, my child, to bestow upon you 12 gifts. Ask, and they shall be yours.” This was at the beginning of all things, and the Celestial Being had upon his brow such wisdom and …

Doray
alchemy

Mom, your recipes hold the scent of home

For the first time in years (and I mean decades), I did not spend Thanksgiving dinner with extended family. I had actually planned to host a small gathering myself while my sister Joyce was out of …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: A poem to a park

I went to the dog park the other day, And this is what I have to say. To the volunteers, let’s do the math, The hours it took to lay that path. Carpeted trails all neat and …
opinion

Letter to the editor: New bond money spending priorities

Jeffco schools presented a lot of information on what upgrades schools would receive if this $567 Million bond passed. Board members talked a lot about having “equitable schools” and making …

Letter to the editor: Proud of Pomona theater performances

Proud of Pomona theater performancesWanting a cheap date with my husband, I perused the local options and came across an ad in your newspaper from Pomona High School’s Catwalk Theater and found …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Midterm election lessons

Here are a few lessons and questions from the midterms that we can begin discussing prior to the 2020 election season: 1) The problems with democracy are once again uncovered. How many races …

Letter to the editor: Celebrating American Indian heritage

During this month, our nation and the Lakewood Blue Spruce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the Native Americans who were the …
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