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Columns

  • Reflections from a grateful superintendent

    Dr. Jason Glass

  • Progress means accepting new ideas

    You may be familiar with the idea that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. How about, one person’s progress is another person’s bad news?
    It seems that progress comes from the realization that there may be a better way of doing things. But, we humans may not be willing to immediately let go of the old way.

  • Legislative session a contentious one

    The 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly ended last week. It was a contentious session that was distracted by sexual harassment allegations, but that ultimately made progress on the highest priority issues.

  • Disassociating from a falling star

    John Newkirk

  • Top talent needed

    Now that we are in a period of nearly full employment, people have many job choices. The days of taking any job you can get and hanging on for dear life are over. Managers, executives and everyday employees can choose to join an organization or not. They expect that in addition to their paycheck, they have a right to expect good treatment in the forms of recognition for good work, a reasonable work schedule and respect from managers and others. Many will ask about the values of the organization as well as its goals.

  • ‘Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain’

    Last week we took a look at the circus as an appropriate analogy for the manipulation by the national media ringmasters of four rings of infotainment. Interestingly enough, there is also perhaps another similarity that merits inspection.

  • The daily circus

    Sometimes the apparent absurdities of our national politics simply defy explanation. In an attempt to impart some sanity, it appears to me that the best analogy may well be that of a circus.
    Traditionally, our most popular circuses have featured compelling ringmasters directing the audience’s attention to the ever-changing entertainment in one of three rings. Today we have the national media as self-serving ringmasters directing the public’s attention to what they deem as the story of the moment, the issue or issues that best serve their anti-Trump agenda.

  • Gratitude for family, friends, life

    On the day before Easter, my daughters Alex and Bekah and I had stopped on the hill above Mid-Vail to discuss our final run of the day. The next thing I remember was emergency room personnel in the Vail hospital discussing whether I should be taken to Denver Health by ambulance or by helicopter.
    My daughters later told me that I had hit a patch of ice and taken a fall that had broken my helmet (which, thankfully, I was wearing) and my bindings and left me bleeding profusely from my face.

  • Jeffco schools funding for next year

    By Dr. Jason Glass

    Jeffco Public Schools superintendent

    Springtime for schools also means budget season. In this column, we’ll take a look at the budget process for the next school year and how that’s shaping up.

  • A degree doesn't define effective leadership

    By Joe Webb

    Jefferson County Republican Party chairman