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Michael Norton
Winning Words

Why these times are the times to remember

There are certainly plenty of reasons for us to want 2020 to be a distant memory. The pandemic, the heartache of lives lost, the impact it had on our family and friends who suffered and recovered, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

For curly bulbs, there’s no light at the end of the tunnel

One of our curly light bulbs burned out. Realizing I didn’t have a replacement, I went to a hardware store. They were out of curly light bulbs too. “Yes, we’re out.” “For how long?” …
Andrea Doray

This election season doesn’t have to end badly

I’ve seen this movie before … although how this version ends is anyone’s guess. Unfortunately, however, most of those guesses include the fear, threat or promise of violence. The first time I …
George Stern

How we are planning on having a safe and secure election

In June, Jeffco voters proved that the Colorado election model is pandemic-proof, setting a state primary turnout record. Now, with voter registrations up, and more drop boxes and vote centers than …

hitting home

The struggles of power

A good friend of mine told me this once about teaching, when my job was as much coaching as it was teaching: he said if you have to get in a power struggle, make absolutely certain you win. Now, that …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: So little has changed

  In and age where finally, the nation is pushing racial equality, why am I seeing very little change? I viewed the most recent newspaper edition, and this is what I saw or haven’t …

Letter to the editor: Why didn’t they care?

  After reading Tom Coyne’s invective (10/8) re Jeffco Schools’ education debacle, departed Supt. Glass’s failings, and the derelictions of his (bloated) management team, …

Letter to the editor: Good pathway etiquette

  I am a 77 year old woman who lives in Arvada. I love to walk on the various paths in Arvada but recently have become very cautious about walking on them. I understand the paths are for …

Letter to the editor: Time to dismount

There is a wise Dakota, Sioux tribal saying, passed from one generation to another. It basically goes like this: “When you discover you’re riding a dead horse; the best strategy is to get …

Letter to the editor: The end of democratic rule

RBG’s death is also the end of the people picking their public servants. A super-majority Republican SCOTUS threatens the Affordable Care Act, women’s lives, the spectrum of human …
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