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David Severance

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Sadly, there’s no such thing as an influencer vaccine

Jennifer said, “I watched a great documentary about the Fyre Festival.” I am systematically out of touch, with the hope and intention of keeping it that way. I told her I didn’t know what she …

Rub elbows and ideas with worthy peers

As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens another … Proverbs 27 I am working through a really remarkable book right now. Or, to be more precise, I am working through a very good book right now about …

Michael Norton
Winning Words

Amazing amateur talent shows outcome of encouragement

Although I do not spend a whole lot of time watching television, occasionally I will come across a segment of a show where there is a singing, dancing, baking, cooking or other type of show where …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Falling short of the ideal

A letter in the Jan. 17 edition called “Freedom of the Press” as something where “journalists accept to gather, confirm, reconfirm, and report on factual information that is vetted by a …

Letter to the editor: Missed a march

In your Jan. 24, edition of the Arvada Press, you have a nicely written 2-page spread on the Jan. 19 Womxn’s March. I appreciated reading about this, but it does make me wonder why there is no …

Letter to the editor: What about the other side

Andrea Doray’s piece in the Jan. 24 edition sounds like she’s stumping for office for the Democrat party. She goes on about current or past elected or appointed officials spending hundred of …

Letter to the editor: Kindergarten change is fairer

One reader wrote to ask why 5 year-old kids should be kept inside for an additional 4 hours a day, with the new plan to fund all-day kindergarten. Although I favor very limited academics for young …

Letter to the editor: Wait six years for safety?

I was astounded with the newspaper article on Jan. 17, where the Jeffco school district man in charge of facilities and construction that it will take six years to complete the recent bond issues …
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