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Winning Words

Yesterday’s achievement is tomorrow’s success

One of the greatest pieces of advice that I ever received came from a great friend and mentor earlier in my life. He actually gave me two pieces of advice wrapped up in one life-changing …

Proud to offer proof: This age-old American system gets the job done

The system works. Granted, it’s not perfect. It doesn’t satisfy 100 percent of the people all the time. But it works. I’m talking, of course, about our political system, offering as example the …
Quiet Desperation

Puppy love is in bloom as plants are upstaged

May flowers are on the dining room table. They don’t come from my garden. They come from a grocery store. I was diagnosed with a brown thumb. I once had house plants. Not a lot of them, but enough …
Winning Words

Good, better and best options and outcomes

Whenever I go into an ice cream shop, notice I didn’t say “if” I go into an ice cream shop, it’s when I go into an ice cream shop because anyone who knows me knows it is only a matter of …

op-ed

Why Jeffco teachers are walking out

In a recently published article in Education Week, Marc Tucker (CEO of the National Center on Education & the Economy) wrote, “Little wonder the teachers are striking. The only question is why …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Cat-astrophy averted

On May 9, thanks to the valiant efforts of Officer V. Burton of Wheat Ridge Police and the Arvada Fire EMS crew, we were able to rescue my neighbor’s yellow-striped tomcat who had somehow managed …
opinion

Letter to the Editor: Glass fans flames of teacher unrest

Recently, in a guest column, Jason Glass made it seem that if the state repaid the “budget stabilization” factor the Jeffco school district could hire 1,000 more teachers or all teachers could …
opinion

Letter to the Editor: Teachers pay, schools, and fairness

The May 10 article on full day kindergarten was revealing, yet left some truths unsaid. Noted was the fact that by the second or third grade students tend to equalize the benefits of full day …
opinion

Letter to the Editor: Ridiculous letter

Calling out former President Obama for being a communist is ludicrous. The letter writer hasn’t matched any of Barrack Obama’s actions with the qualifications for being a communist. Perhaps, next …

Letter to the Editor: Let’s keep a rein on methane

A current public lands issue many readers may wish to know about is the Interior Department proposal to relax methane release regulations from oil wells. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Methane …
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