• Fabyanic: Dehumanizing others

    In “The Prince,” Niccolo Machiavelli wrote, “In the actions of all men, and especially of princes, which it is not prudent to challenge, one judges by the result.”
    It’s from that passage “the end justifies the means” was birthed. Only results matter. As the now-departed managing partner of the Oakland Raiders Al Davis put it, “Just win, baby, just win.”

  • Community voice: Felony summons a better path to justice

    Bruce Brown

  • Fabyanic: Trust relationships, virtue

    Ben Franklin’s Poor Richard states, “Glass, China, and Reputation are easily crack’d, and never well mended.” Yes, we concur, but why is that so? What constitutes a good reputation? Ever had an enduring, fulfilling relationship with one with a bad reputation?
    When is the last time you heard a public official unequivocally state, “It was my fault; I take full responsibility”? When’s the last time you heard anyone say it? When’s the last time you said it?

  • Byerley: Social justice warriors vs. true warriors

    Nicole Byerley

    Self-proclaimed “social justice warriors” (SJWs) have nothing in common with true warriors and heroes. They tend to be angry, pimple-faced beta males and equally angry, on-the-verge-of-a-mental-breakdown girls.  

  • Community voice: Proposition 110 will help county

    Clear Creek Commissioners
    Tim Mauck, Sean Wood and Randy Wheelock

    Living along the I-70 Mountain Corridor, Clear Creek County residents understand the necessity of good transportation infrastructure.
    We require safe, accessible roads and bridges to drive our kids to school, to commute to work, to move products and food to our stores, and to access the recreational amenities that make Colorado one of the best places to live, work and raise a family.

  • Byerley: The nature of rebellion

    Nicole Byerley

  • Fabyanic: A look at ballot initiatives

    Feeling a bit or a lot overwhelmed with the extensive ballot? As I’ve written, it’s a price we pay for living in a participatory democracy. It’s compounded, though, by Colorado’s rejection of republicanism, one in which the citizenry entrusts its elected representatives to do their job.
    There are 13 initiatives at the state level and two or more, depending on where you live, in Clear Creek.

  • Fabyanic: Thoughts on the candidates

    Because of their active get-out-the-vote efforts and speaking cogently about the issues, two commissioner candidates have risen to the top: George Marlin and Mike Hillman.

    Talking with Mike and watching his performance as Idaho Springs mayor, I’ve come to believe Mike is not a fire-breathing, anti-guvmit Trumpkin. Instead, I see an old-school, problem-solving, Chamber of Commerce Republican who focuses on the economic and financial aspects of governance.

  • Byerley: Thoughts on leadership

    By Nicole Byerley

    Unpopularity comes with the territory in any management or leadership position. Being a leader sometimes requires making tough decisions and causing unhappiness.

    While diplomacy, tact and good listening skills are something that every good leader should possess, the ability to make an unpopular decision and keep budgets under control are also requirements.

  • Media circus feeding frenzy

    Nicole Byerley