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The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …

Bringing experience to the table for Jefferson County

In the more than 23 years that I’ve lived in Jefferson County and the almost 40 that I’ve paid close attention to county politics, there have never been new county commissioners who were better …

Borrowing some inaugural inspiration

In compliance with a custom as old as the government itself, I appear before you to address you briefly and to take in your presence the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the United States to be …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

The grand illusion in the land of confusion

Music just seems to have a way of connecting us with feelings of inspiration, motivation, adventure, romance, sorrow, and love. We can remember where we were the first time we heard those songs, the …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Animal adoption agencies seeing a doggone frenzy

Because of the pandemic, which of the following is way up nationwide? Average per-person daily intake of calories from sugar? Trips to the liquor store? Pet adoption? I don’t have the facts in …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: About those December I-70 lane closures

  A learning experience? Mid-December closures? Those CDOT engineers are masters of euphemism. If you divide December into three equal sections – early, middle, and late – you …

Letter to the editor: A Letter from Santa & Mrs. Claus

  Dear children of Clear Creek County, We are hard at work right now preparing for Christmas Eve, but we wanted to take a little break to send you this letter. We know you and your …

Letter to the editor: Observing the election

  I and another person were responsible for gathering ballots from drop-boxes this past election (for Clear Creek). Each of us, per election law, represented different political …

Letter to the editor: Participate in school property development process

  The developer of some of our most important public land in the Clear Creek community, which will create a new face on the small historic town of Idaho Springs, will be the Four Points …

Letter to the editor: Gray wolves in Colorado?

  I believe that the voters who voted yes on Proposition 114 deserve to receive the initial shipments of crates of “cuddly critters” from Canada delivered to their own …
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