Columnists
Michael Norton
Winning Words

The only thing better than a good book is a great book

One of my conversation starters and favorite questions to ask someone is, “What are you reading these days?” Some people are very quick with their response as they know exactly what they are …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

It’s a meat-and-potatoes issue, and skip the meat

Jennifer has Siri on her cellphone. I have neither. I asked her, “What’s Siri?” When she told me, I just looked at her. I said, “Ask Siri how many games Warren Spahn won.” A woman’s …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Earning loyalty and trust, building commitment and love

Loyalty is earned when trust is present. Zig Ziglar always said, “Trust is a transference of feeling.” He also would focus on the two letters in the middle of the word trust, “U and S, or …

Broncos and I could use a Christmas miracle

Tis the season of hope … I hope. I wrote last week about the season of giving. Today, I’m all about hope. Hope for redemption, hope for the future, and, yes, hope for the Denver Broncos. The …

My favorite gifts: A Christmas story

Part two... “But how am I to create all of this? How will I know what to make or what will help?” “Because, my child,” the Being said with a loving smile. “I am going to give you the gift …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Applause for Alcorn

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy and appreciate Michael Alcorn’s columns in the paper. Not only is he a good writer, but his common sense and values are a shining light compared to what is …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Laughable line

Mayor Mark Williams is extremely frustrated with the non-progress of the G line.We all are. This farce has dragged on for far too longFor a historical perspective, the Trans Continental Railroad ( …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Bond to waste $150 Million

5B, the $567 Million bond tax ask to improve school buildings passed. In 2012, when voters passed the “warm, safe, dry” bond ask for $99 Million, Jeffco actually financed $117 Million, 18 …

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 …
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