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Don’t be bait for the bad guys

I regularly catch two to three per hour and sometimes I can net dozens in a single day. Not to mention the occasional overnight haul. And such a variety! more

Lace up your boogie boots at the Arvada Center

Unexpected duos are one of the keystones of storytelling — it goes back nearly as far as human history. And yet, somehow, we’re still finding ways to give powerful new spins on the trope. Enter … more

Why sports are so great

Last week was my one of my favorite weeks of the year. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game, the Masters Golf Championship, Opening Day for Baseball, the NCAA Hockey Frozen Four Finals and the final day of the NBA regular season. more

Conifer needs its own free-standing library

I am an enthusiastic user of the Jefferson County Public Library. In my life I have always been a library patron wherever I have lived. more

Column: Know the process, solve the problem

There were maybe 20 or so of us in the room. We had gathered for a small regional business meeting a few years ago. We shared strategies, stories, and came up with new ideas and identified some … more

A look at Colorado’s property tax system

If we were starting from scratch, we’d never come up with a property tax system remotely like what we have in Colorado. more

Take a healing trip to ‘Blue Ridge’

Relationships forged under high stress situations are some of the strongest people can create. There’s a reason soldiers who serve in combat bond so deeply. Abby Rosebrock’s “Blue Ridge,” is … more

Women+Film Festival finds empathy and entertainment

As Barbara Bridges, founder of Denver Film’s Women+Film program explains, a festival curator is a bit of a matchmaker. “You have audiences and these great movies,” she said. “And we say they … more

The new fault line in society

My parents went to every parent-teacher conference I ever had—usually mom. Not that there was any particular reason, it was just how the “zone defense” got set up when two parents raise seven children. more

A drink lover’s tour of greater Arvada

I really want to write another column this week highlighting some more local businesses that I find interesting. But, looking at the list this week, I’m afraid you’re all gonna think I’m an alcoholic. more

Change may be on the way for daylight saving time

I realize that I’m probably in the minority, likely a minuscule minority, but I don’t think it’s a big deal to change our clocks twice a year to go into and come out of daylight saving time. I like that going back to standard time in the fall makes sure that it is light when most work and school days start during the winter. more

A week of top-notch musical options

I don’t know how it happened, whether it’s just the result of musicians making up for about two years of missed touring, good karma returning or just how it crumbles, cookie-wise, but Denver and … more

Figuring out how to recover what our kids have missed

Do you ever wonder if “normal” is a wasted opportunity? We’ve had two years now (almost to the day) of not knowing, then being scared of everything, then arguing over the science, then shutting everything down again, then learning to live with masks… and then, we look up, and notice that our kids can’t read or do math. more

Don’t forget to prioritize your health

Recently I was diagnosed as having kidney stones. I paid $150 out of pocket to have some CT imaging done to discover that. While it is certainly unpleasant to have them, those stones are not my major health problem. The imaging discovered a 1.5 inch mass on one of my kidneys.   more

Rediscovering Orwell at the Arvada Center

As the author of some of the most searing indictments of the damage governments and people can do, George Orwell has become synonymous with the kind of prescience most artists only dream of. But all … more

Gratitude as a game-changer for life

It has been said that gratitude is one of the strongest human emotions. If someone has shown you gratitude or expressed their sincerest thanks, you know exactly how powerful of an emotion that is. … more

Ancient Egypt beckons at DMNS

There are many reasons ancient Egypt looms so large in human imagination - the way they approached and shaped the world around them was monumental in all senses of the word. The impact they made on … more

Another lap around the sun

So, it’s my birthday. Thank you. No, that’s not why I mention it. more

A historic figure for modern times

Sometimes, a person becomes a legend whether they planned to be or not. It is a safe bet that Kate Slaughterback, an infamous Greeley frontierswoman, didn’t plan on going down in history as … more

Enjoying the humor and irony in life

Go ahead, raise your hands. I won’t hold it against you: how many of you, on or about Dec. 20 asked for snow? Had enough, yet? (Yes, by the way, my hand is up.) more
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