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Disease that’s spreading isn’t entirely about virus

“Four dead in Ohio,” the song says. It was recorded by countertenor Neil Young and the other members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on May 21, 1970, just weeks after a tragic incident on the … more

Achieving excellence by thinking ahead

Planning and preparing for our future may seem a little challenging right now, right? Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” You may be … more

Unleash your kindness and let it run wild

Lots of conversations going on these days are about unlocking or unleashing our potential. There are so many podcasts, webinars, columns, and blogs speaking to the need for us to focus on our mindset … more

This seems like dreams and weird extremes

Dickens memorably began “A Tale of Two Cities” with a perfect description of 2020, especially the first twelve words. It sums up, at least in my lifetime, the current world, where extraordinarily … more

Help protect historic structures from the couch

For the last decade, HistoriCorps — founded in Denver and now based in Morrison — has been striving to protect the historic buildings that keep the stories of our country alive from disrepair, … more

Colorado community colleges rise during challenging time

Have any of us ever seen anything like this before? Shuttered and locked businesses. Stay-at-home orders. School-aged children underfoot as we struggle to adapt to remote work and … more

It’s not about yesterday or tomorrow, it’s about today

OK, so maybe we can reflect on our yesterdays. And yes, it’s awesome to dream about our tomorrows. But right now, it is about today. It is about this moment that you are reading this column. This … more

This is for all the lonely people

If you have in-home family or companionship, please shove off. I’ll see you next week. This is for the others who don’t. My 80-year-old high school English teacher don’t. She’d love that … more

A hearty hello from the new guy

Since you’re reading this, I don’t need to tell you what an important role this newspaper plays in keeping our communities informed. That’s why I couldn’t be prouder to be stepping in as … more

The next chapter begins at CCM

This week marks a transition in editorial leadership for Colorado Community Media, publisher of your hometown newspapers. After 13 years with these papers, longtime Managing Editor Chris Rotar is … more

Editorial: Acts of heroism, kindness supply hope amid grief

For many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the … more

Editorial: It takes a unified front to treat a dual diagnosis

For Terry Schamberger, 51, a lifelong addiction to alcohol began when he was 13, triggered by emotional trauma caused by the death of his sister in a car accident and an unsettled family life. For … more

Storms never last, or do they?

Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … more

For dad and daughter, a game that two can coach

Caley Mitchell stands next to third base, a white baseball cap shading her eyes, a single braid running down her back. Intensity radiates from her small frame as she leans her hands on her knees and looks toward the batter at home plate. more

Boom-year for Thornton business

It is with great pleasure that I highlight the many accomplishments for the City of Thornton in 2013. The city is seeing significant advancements with the creation of the 144th Avenue Redevelopment Area and opening of Cabela’s as the anchor … more

Nepalese voters risk lives for what we have

In a brief moment of Internet connectivity while traveling in Nepal a couple of weeks ago, I glimpsed headlines reporting that state Sen. Evie Hudak had resigned rather than face a possible recall election. Before I left, I’d seen banners … more
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