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Opinion: Improve retention with persistent consistency

As we continue to talk about hiring and keeping a productive and performance-driven team, we must include “Consistency” in our “5 C’s for Retaining Top Talent.” This is the fourth column in … more

Opinion: Tax and estate plan deadline coming soon

It is never fun to think about taxes and even estate planning, but looming deadlines should push you to pay attention before it is too late. This December marks the last opportunity to impact your … more

The Arvada Center goes to the dogs

Most of us had more than a little help getting through the bleakest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic and for many that help came in the form of our canine friends. They’re not called man’s best … more

Election information for Jeffco voters

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again! The 2021 Coordinated Election has begun, with mail ballots on the way to active, registered voters and 24-hour drop boxes now open. In the interest … more

Some information on disinformation

Disinformation has been around forever. In her book “Strongmen” the author points out that the use of disinformation has empowered such tyrants as Mussolini, Hitler, Berlusconi, and dozens more. … more

Opinion: How we manage change impacts retention of the best

Welcome back to part three of this five-part series on “The 5 C’s of Retaining Top Talent.” In week one we discussed the importance of connecting with our team members, and last week we added a … more

Opinion: We’re local ER docs. Help us end the pandemic

You trust us 24/7/365 to take care of you in emergency departments throughout Colorado. We have been treating COVID-19 for more than 20 months, never missing a day of work, except for illness. We … more

Stray thoughts for a beautiful autumn

Around the Horn. Which, of course is appropriate, since baseball season just ended. And it couldn’t have ended soon enough. The local, um, “major league” baseball team ended its season in much … more

Drawing conclusions from the drawn districts

After a lot of conversation and debate, the independent congressional redistricting commission adopted a map detailing the districts for Colorado’s eight congressional districts that looks a lot … more

Opinion: Collaboration is key to your most valuable players

As part two of the series on “Retaining Top Talent,” and following up on last week’s column on connection, today we will visit the role that collaboration plays in keeping top talent. more

Opinion: We can fight isolation

The COVID pandemic has greatly impacted older Coloradans on many levels, and one area that has been greatly exposed is the social isolation of older adults in communities across Colorado. Many older … more

Adults should stop pretending that the kids are alright

There was an episode of the original Star Trek called “Miri.” Miri was the name of an adolescent girl who became the de facto “mom” to a group of street children. See, in this episode, all of … more

Kudos to Rockies alum Larry Walker

“What a coincidence, you’re my favorite fan.” When the Colorado Rockies conducted a series of fan events around Colorado before they went to Spring Training in 1996, my then six-year old … more

A reflection on 98 things a woman should do in her lifetime

Some years ago, I attended a conference (remember those?) that featured award-winning Colorado author and speaker Rebekah Shardy. Although I can’t recall the details of the gathering, on my … more

Digging for history at Golden’s Astor House

Archaeology isn’t all holy grails and temples of doom — there’s also community archaeology, which focuses on members of the community exploring the stories of people who lived their lives in … more

Opinion: Colorado needs the right plan to expand early education

This summer, Gov. Jared Polis signed a historic bill to support universal Pre-K education in Colorado. The legislation’s passage represented a major milestone in a decades-long quest. more

Opinion: The 5 C’s for retaining top talent starts with connection

This is the first in a five-part series on best practices for attracting, hiring and keeping top talent. more

Hindsight of a 30-year teaching career

I was a public school teacher for 30 years. And, for many of those years, I was an outsider in the buildings, from both a mechanical standpoint and a philosophical standpoint. But, now that the … more

Opinion: Vote no, no, no

The prospect of having to decide how to vote on ballot issues seems to turn some otherwise strong, confident people into jelly. Let me make the decisions easy for you. All of this year’s proposals … more

Open your door to the built environment

Even a casual drive around the Denver metro area will unveil a bevy of architectural gems, with even more design secrets hiding behind doors you might not expect. But since getting an invite to house … more
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