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2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what … more

Why I will vote for Eli Bremer

Eli Bremer is a friend of mine running for the United States Senate. He is seeking the Republican nomination to oppose Michael Bennet for reelection. more

The importance of asking questions

I love questions. Questions are the beginning of all learning, of all wisdom. Guy’s walking along, sees some interesting phenomenon, says, “Why do you suppose that happens?” That is how physics, astronomy, meteorology, psychology, chemistry… well, you get the idea. more

Benchmark Theatre confronts our American darkness

The Jan. 6 capitol insurrection is one of the darkest days in the history of the country — one that we’re still reeling from and trying to figure out to prevent from happening again. more

Dazzle celebrates 25 years of jazz

Jazz is one of America’s quintessential creations — one that continues to influence and inspire, even for people who may not consider themselves fans of the genre. Dazzle, Denver’s jazz … more

The Power of Horses lives at History Colorado

One of the first things a visitor to Denver sees as they leave the airport is the infamous Blue Mustang sculpture. Football fans cheer for the Denver Broncos and plenty of students go to schools … more

Time matters as 2021 ends at Walker Fine Art

Over the centuries many, many artists in all disciplines have tackled the fluidity and unknowability of time. Which means the contributors to Walker Fine Art’s latest exhibit, A Matter of Time, are … more

Close look at how redrawn political boundaries will affect Jeffco

The Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission has completed its work at redrawing the lines for state legislative and congressional districts for the next 10 years. With regards to how their work … more

It’s goodbye, again, and I have a favor to ask

I’m not exactly sure what you’re supposed to do when you retire. I hear that often it involves hikes and beers with friends and reading the great books and binge-watching Marvel movies. Those all sound rewarding. But I’m not sure that’s going to hold me for long. more

Opinion: Some tax planning ideas for year’s end

Another year is in the review mirror and what a year it has been! This year’s challenges may create opportunities for last-minute tax savings, so it is always good to have a plan. more

Opinion: BAAMING our way into 2022

There was no one else in the hotel gym that morning. The music playing in her earbuds was upbeat, fast-paced and loud. Almost loud enough to drown out her heavy breathing as she neared the end of a … more

Miners Alley says farewell to ‘A Christmas Carol’

If you speak to most actors, they’ll tell you that every production creates a family feeling between the cast and crew. And while that feeling is important, it’s fleeting, since people tend to go … more

Opinion: Looking for book ideas this season?

If you are ever looking for a great conversation starter, try asking people what they may be reading. more

Opinion: Time to create new rituals for the holidays

The sun is shining, the grass is green. The orange and palm trees sway. Wait, what? With our recent weather here, you’d swear we were in California for the holidays. But we really are a mile high … more

Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing … more

It simply isn’t just about you!

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and with an over 70% statewide vaccination rate, we’re back to record highs of Coloradans who are dying from the disease. We are at risk of having no available … more

Sears ... a celebration of life

I read today Sears is closing its last large mall store. The Woodfield Mall store in Schaumburg, Illinois, was a beautiful and successful store in its day, but that day has come and gone. more

Changing lines mean state government changes

The times they are a-changin’. More precisely, the lines they are a-changin’. Redistricting and reapportionment have upended much of Jefferson County, especially the mountain area. After the 2022 election, we will no longer be represented by Congressman Joe Neguse, State Sen. Tammy Story nor State Rep. Lisa Cutter. more

On being grateful for our daydreams

Many of us have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season. At the same time, however, many of our friends and neighbors may also be dealing with grief, loss and uncertainty. Even as we expect … more

A month to show thankfulness

Since it is November and the month for Thanksgiving, I thought I would list a number of things for which I am grateful. I am grateful for my parents. My father gave me a functioning BS detector and … more
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