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Columns

  • Excessive growth boosts fire danger

    By Mike Coffman

  • Dem infrastructure offsets GOP

    The negative ads are gone, the hype has died and the election is (finally) over. The expected GOP wave indeed swept across the country, bringing Republican majorities in the U.S. House and in statehouses across the country.
    Back in Colorado, however, the wave was muted. To be sure, Republicans picked up two congressional seats, the state House of Representatives and two statewide offices (treasurer and secretary of state).

  • Political ads dwelled on the negative

    If you’ve seen the political advertising that has now mercifully ended with the culmination of this year’s election cycle, you could easily be left with the belief that anyone who runs for political office in Colorado is an immoral opportunist seeking to destroy life as we know it.

  • How to nail down a presence

    A few things have broken down lately in my aging body. Split fingernails led me to my first real manicurist, Shannon Hoffman. No mere nail technician, Shannon is a miracle worker who has rescued my hands from tape and glue with her sensitive and individualized approach to nail care.
    What did I know? I’d had the obligatory manicure for a few family functions and a couple of mass-produced pedicures during sandal season.

  • Brits show the way on spending

    Last week, a coalition government in the United Kingdom made its long-anticipated announcement about $128 billion in government spending cuts. It’s aggressive and audacious — and certainly more ambitious than anything being done on this side of the pond.

  • The sun does shine on EPRD

    By the Evergreen Park and Rec District Board

  • Casting about for a meaningful message

    A foundry is an alchemical studio where metal is melted and art is created. Long ago, an opportunity presented itself to assist in pourings for sculptor Raphael Martini. My friends and I were eager to participate. The process was hot, heavy and riveting. When an Evergreen neighbor started building a sculpture studio in his backyard, I was intrigued.

  • Hey, EPRD: Let the sunshine in

  • Metro districts oppose 60, 61 and 101

     

    By Mark Davidson

  • Life’s most important lesson

    Several weeks ago, I wrote a column about the ways in which a great teacher can change lives. Since then, I’ve seen countless instances of just how true it is. Most recently, I received an e-mail from a friend, a lifetime classroom teacher in the Denver Public Schools, who signed his note simply, “Teacher-Servant”.
    What a title: Teacher-Servant. How countercultural. How bracing. How refreshing!