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Column: Defending TABOR on its 30th anniversary

The Colorado Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of its enactment. Over the past 30 years, TABOR has saved Colorado taxpayers approximately 8.15 billion dollars. There was a party held on Jan. 14 in Lakewood to commemorate this occasion.
Coming Attractions

Peak winter brings top entertainment

Once every couple months, I get completely bowled over by how much there is to do in the metro area and have to dedicate a column to celebrating the wonderful variety we all have in our backyards. …

Column: Imbolc — the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox

I love February, primarily because it is my birthday month, though I chafe about how it got short-changed in days. But given that it is often the coldest, most bone-chilling stretch of the year in the northern hemisphere, I do not mind cutting it short and rolling into March. 
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Y/OUR Denver Photography highlights city in flux

Even though many of us see the Denver skyline daily, there are all kinds of new perspectives and little touches that we may never notice. But the Y/OUR Denver 2022 photography exhibit, the fifth …

Column: Help wanted — referees to get back in the game

Visiting any business involves walking by a "Help Wanted" sign. Sports officiating is facing the same human capital shortage across the United States.
Letters to the Editor

Letter: The Rocky Mountains need wolves

Wolves need Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, and the Rockies need wolves. That’s the essential premise and promise of Proposition 114 – restoring a natural balance that has been lost since the 75 years of their extirpation from Colorado. 

Letter: Third-party vendor fees for property taxes

Happy New Year! As you know, property taxes fund critical services from Special Districts such as our Jefferson County school district, fire departments, public works, water, sewer, city services, public safety, etc.

Letter: Thank you, Link Strate

Thanks to the Chief, Link Strate, for a job well done. I appreciate his candor about our city and the issues regarding Arvada and its past, present and future. It has been a rough two years on our police department. 

Letter: Let’s do some critical thinking about the air quality guest column

By EPA’s own data, since 1980, carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, and sulphur dioxide levels have dropped an average of 84 percent. Even the EPA’s new villain, ozone, has dropped 29% in the same time period.

Letter: Apply to be on a board or commission

When I read my city council emails, people are usually expressing concerns about their city and don’t know where to start. There is a desire to get involved and see real change. Well neighbors, I am excited to share with you, there is a way to get involved, and the time is NOW! 
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