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Third time definitely not the charm for Jefferson County

I’d hoped the third time would be the charm. But the Jefferson County Board of Education disappointed me and insulted all Jefferson County taxpayers by naming a single finalist for its … more

‘The 60 to 60 Success Plan for Life’

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a passenger in my friend’s Porsche 911 as he demonstrated how fast going from zero to 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds feels. And I will share with you … more

The sun comes up, and here we go again

The sun comes up right behind Sue and Andy’s house. At least that’s what it looks like from where I am. They live directly across the street and have an even better view than I do because … more

EChO hits it right down the middle

As a new member of the Evergreen Christian Outreach board of directors, I was invited to participate in an all-day Saturday board retreat. The purpose was to gain agreement concerning the future … more

Supporting our kids any way we can

Community. Connections. Coherence. We’ve been thinking a lot about these words over the last year. In Clear Creek, we’ve been fortunate to have kids in school for the majority of the … more

Time to start thinking about running for political office

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part column on how and why to run for local office. If you read a lot of media in this state, the overwhelming theme about the Colorado Republican Party is … more

Tragedy will again lead to focus on gun laws

The tragic loss of 10 lives in Boulder last week has had and will have many impacts on all of us. One of them will be to ensure that gun control will now become a huge and controversial issue for the … more

Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a … more

Famous last words are not only for the famous

If someone were asked to recall the last thing that you had ever said to them, what would you hope those words would be? Famous last words are not just for the famous, and they are also not only … more

You might not care about vacuums, but suck it up

My vacuum cleaner has headlights. It's a great feature. It allows me to vacuum in the dark. Nietzsche might say that “vacuuming in the dark” was a good metaphor for existence. My vacuum cleaner … more

Women+Film Festival celebrates talents behind and in front of the camera

Anyone who has participated in the last 11 years of Denver Film’s Women+Film Festival knows that stories told by and about women have a breadth and depth more than equal to their male peers. … more

Magical moment helps us weather the storm

On the Saturday morning of the big snowstorm, I was part of a special moment that I also want to share with you. Before the storm really ramped up, I happened to gaze out my second-story window to a … more

Pay attention when it comes to development

I moved to Evergreen almost 40 years ago. So much has changed, but many of the things we love about this place remain. This is largely due to the efforts of dozens of volunteers with the groups … more

Good news doesn’t sell

During the time of the previous administration MSNBC grew its listenership significantly. Those who follow MSNBC, no fans of Donald Trump, saw their listeners tuning in to hear the station attack the … more

Polis proclamation “meats” opposition

Governor Jared Polis declared last Saturday as MeatOut Day in the State of Colorado. In the proclamation announcing the day, he mentioned health benefits, animal cruelty and environmental concerns as … more

You are tremendously amazing — and you should know it

One of the things that I have learned many years ago is that we should never assume, that at any given moment, the person we are speaking with or communicating with does not need a word of … more

Documentarians are manic about Titanic

The Titanic is a sunken scab that keeps getting picked on. There’s a new Titanic documentary. There will be a new one next year and the year after that and the year after that. I wish they would … more

A journey of the self at K Contemporary gallery

Understanding oneself is the work of a lifetime — a subject that has been the focus of centuries of artwork. That includes “Birth of Self and the Complexity of Ego,” Viktor Frešo's new exhibit … more

ELLSWORTH forges her own path on debut album

Singer and songwriter Megan Rose Ellsworth experienced something familiar when she came out to Colorado from Oregon to attend the University of Colorado at Denver’s Music Entertainment Industry … more

On the virtue of temperance

Here’s my impression of last week. Any day before Friday: “OhmyGod meteorologist X said we could get 18 feet of snow on Friday into Saturday based on the GFS model which is notoriously more … more
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