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Columns

  • Generations: Evergreen Christian Church: Envisioning a bright future

    This column will be different from other Generations columns because it will focus on exciting changes taking place in a local institution, through the sharings of two of our area senior citizens. I was fortunate recently to sit with Bob Cooper and Nancy Arsenault of Evergreen Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.

  • Rohrer: Millennials are the future of America … I’m OK with that

    Every now and then, I get an e-mail that makes fun of millennials by depicting them as clueless and self-absorbed. I hate those references because it seems wrong to define people by some arbitrary grouping.

    I don’t like being labeled old, left-handed or a has-been although all are true. We all like to be judged by who we are versus some label.

  • Romberg: CU Regents didn’t do us any favors

    We’ve got to hope that if they could do it over again, members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents would’ve named more than one presidential finalist.

    Forget that it takes a cynical interpretation of a law that says if three or fewer people meet the minimum qualifications for a job that all of them must be identified as finalists to justify that there are no finalists until three or fewer people are under consideration when the law makes no statement about how many people constitute finalists.

  • Webb: Think about all who served on Memorial Day

    By Joe Webb

    Back in the 1940s, there was a 9- or 10-year-old boy who was sent to his grandparents’ home from time to time. His grandparents were dead by that time, and the house was occupied by various aunts and uncles who lived there, some with their families. In one bedroom was the ghostly spectral presence of the boy’s Uncle Frank.

  • Rockwell: Media literacy bill will teach kids vital skills

    By Linda Rockwell

    The Colorado General Assembly adjourned early this month after 120 very full days. The session has been characterized as productive, transformative, even aggressive. A Denver Post headline read, “Colorado lawmakers were busy changing your lives.”

  • Community voices: Chad Mott

    Do one thing every day that scares you ... daunting advice from the brilliant First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Thank you, seniors, for inviting me to embrace that wisdom. Speaking at Red Rocks is a truly terrifying honor.

  • Rohrer: Change the rules for fairness not politics

    Most of us who watched the Kentucky Derby probably were sad to see the winner was determined by a technicality. It seems that the world of sports is stuck with lots of instant, or not so instant, replays.

    Following the rules often takes a super slow-mo replay viewed from every possible angle.

  • Romberg: A spirited legislative session

    The Colorado General Assembly adjourned May 3 after a session that was controversial and combative and that resulted in both successes and disappointments for Democrats who used their newfound control of both the House and Senate to pursue an aggressive agenda.

  • Rohrer: Community building builds America

    We won the second World War as all Americans pitched in. Those who couldn’t serve in the military built tanks and airplanes, bought war bonds and gladly gave up comfort items whose raw materials were needed for the war effort. Our unity propelled a Herculean effort that won the war.

    President Kennedy brought us together, asking us to sign up for the moon mission. He asked for funding that tripled the space budget and put aside other goals. He told us it would be hard. We united behind his challenge, and we met it.

  • Hicks: He's our Messenger

    Tony Messenger recollected stories from yesteryear as if they had happened in the here and now. As he did so, I was hanging on his every word, fascinated to learn of his past.