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Work underway to try to save our mule deer

Mule deer have been the subject of concern in recent years experiencing unfortunate decline in numbers and struggling with wasting disease health issues. Mule deer have a long and storied history in …

Troublesome timing on those teacher walk-outs

Did you ever see something, and immediately ask yourself, “who thought that was a good idea?” I had a really strong moment of that about three months ago. Think back to early February: at that …
Quiet Desperation

Jazz Age classic continues to be assigned of the times

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” was first published 93 years ago today (as this is being written). Fitzgerald was only 29. He would live another 15 years after a short career in both …

Opening day to moving day, the cycle of life continues

This past weekend, we moved our oldest daughter out of the basement and into an apartment. And, though we had done this before, this one felt different; this one feels final. In one of my more recent …

Winning Words

When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As …
Letters to the Editor
opinion

Letter to the Editor: Questions raised by teacher walkout

Now that Jeffco’s million dollar School Superintendent has declared April 26th a ‘’non-contact-day’ enabling District teachers to play hooky and head for the Capitol, should we not …
opinion

Letter to the Editor: Journalism has only itself to blame

I am writing in response to the column “Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you” written by Lisa Schlichtman. She laments the claims of “fake news,” attacks on the news industry …
opinion

Letter to the Editor: “Reasonable” is the key word in gun control

Someone using the NRA lies about a “far-left gun grab,” shows no credibility on the students and gun safety issue. The Supreme Court has guaranteed that law abiding citizens may possess guns for …
opinion

Letter to the Editor: Teachers didn’t need to walk out

To be clear, I support wholeheartedly any worker seeking better wages and working conditions. And particularly support teachers petitioning legislators. However the scam being perpetrated on the tax …
opinion

Letter to the Editor: Teaching conditions are rough

In response to a recent letter regarding the excellent pay, benefits and retirement package that teachers in Colorado currently have, I must say bunk. My daughter has been teaching for just over …
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