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Meet the new State Historian

For a lot of children, books about magical worlds and bigger than life adventures are the best way to spend their time. But when she was young, Dr. Nicki Gonzales immersed herself in the chronicles …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

It may be time to give money away

A true sign of financial independence is to worry about your estate plan and what to do with your assets after you pass away. Some people, myself included, spend their entire adult life worrying …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Trapped in the platitude escalation cycle

Some of you might remember radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. He always ended his daily program with two words. “Good day.” Hippies turned that into “Have a nice day.” Then “Have a good day” …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Anyone else but me

You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar Many of us daydream or fantasize about being someone else. Did you ever look at someone else’s …

Coming Attractions

Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Congratulations to Healeys

Congratulations to Healeys Congratulations to Jerry and Ann Healey! You know when it’s time to move on. I commend you! However, afford me the opportunity to thank you for a job well done! Years …

Letter to the editor: Four Points transparency

  Four Points recently withdrew their Development Application for the Digger Field and Bus Barn development to allow them to talk with public officials freely. When will they talk with the …

A gifted veterinarian and genuine humanitarian

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Dr. Tana Hetrick. Her contributions to the Evergreen community of animals, certainly, but their humans as well, are worthy of richly deserved …

Letter to the editor: Mandatory Disappointment

I’ve been turned off by the Safeway management in Idaho Springs numerous times. I want to support our local businesses, so I try to shop locally. This was the last time I’m going …

Letter to the editor: A Time for Healing and Grace

Well this surely hasn’t been that easy of a year. And the last four weren’t that great for a lot of people either. But where do we go from here? There has to be a reconciliation of sorts …
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