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Thornton celebrates cultural art of Dia De Los Muertos

No matter what the holiday is, a common way for cultures and families to mark the occasion is through the arts — music, film and interactive options like pumpkin carving, tree decorating and even … more

Safeguarding others is the leashed you can do

Large dark dog, running unleashed through front yards, zoomed to the greenbelt trail and out of sight. Way behind, dog’s owner lopes along. Small child on her first bicycle encounters the dog, is … more

Oriented toward action and focused on results

Proactive or reactive. I did or did not. I can or cannot. I will or will not. When we look at those statements quickly, which words resonate with us personally? What I typically see is that people … more

Some thoughtful analysis on a very full ballot

Hopefully by now, you have received your whopper of a local ballot via the U.S. Postal Service. Both sides of this long ballot are shoe-horned with a gaggle of candidates and a plethora of issues to … more

Molly Brown museum brings gothic horror to life

For my money, gothic horror — which blends elements of romance, emotion and terror together — is the most subtle and rewarding kind of scary story. Over the years, authors like Edgar Allen Poe, … more

Why these times are the times to remember

There are certainly plenty of reasons for us to want 2020 to be a distant memory. The pandemic, the heartache of lives lost, the impact it had on our family and friends who suffered and recovered, … more

For curly bulbs, there’s no light at the end of the tunnel

One of our curly light bulbs burned out. Realizing I didn’t have a replacement, I went to a hardware store. They were out of curly light bulbs too. “Yes, we’re out.” “For how long?” … more

This election season doesn’t have to end badly

I’ve seen this movie before … although how this version ends is anyone’s guess. Unfortunately, however, most of those guesses include the fear, threat or promise of violence. The first time I … more

The importance of the mask

A simple thing like a paper or cloth face mask can be a powerful thing. It can make all the difference in the world. Whether you are a child, a soccer mom, a professional athlete, a local politician … more

North Korea’s continued violation of human rights and the best solution

At the end of September, MBC News, a news source based in South Korea, covered a story about a man who mistakenly crossed the DMZ in the sea and was then killed by North Korean soldiers. The man was … more

Do-it-yourself plumbing is a pipe dream

Indoor plumbing. The world’s population was able to do without indoor plumbing for centuries and still evolve. There are those around the world who do not have indoor plumbing to this day. Others, … more

It’s all about perspective as we move forward

There is a guiding principle that I am sure many of you are familiar with and may have put into practice in your daily communications. It’s the principle that Stephen Covey shared in his … more

A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. … more

Lakewood Symphony brings music to senior communities

The Lakewood Symphony, like many local musical groups, had to cancel the latter half of its 2019-2020 … more

Just a little something to strike up conversation

There’s no need to go to Disney World to have fun. Just go to the dictionary. It’s cheaper and no one will throw up on your shoes. In baseball, three strikes and you’re out. In bowling, three … more

Getting the proper rest keeps us at our best

Whether we find ourselves setting the pace for the race, or just trying to keep the pace, we should always find time to give our mind and body a little rest. Some of you have shared that these past … more

Wilbur Flachman: A man for all seasons

We recently lost a good friend, outstanding Rotarian, successful businessman, active Westminster community supporter, husband, father, grandfather and a lot of other descriptors. He wore a lot of … more

OpEd: Jason Glass was a disaster for Jeffco

After three years as Jeffco’s Superintendent of Schools, Jason Glass has ended his contract five years early to become Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education. Good riddance. Academically and … more

Wings Over the Rockies commemorates 75 years since end of WWII

The effects of the Second World War go beyond the obvious political, economic and social that we live with every day. And as 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the official end of the conflict, … more

A little leadership goes a long way, especially now

A little bit of leadership does go a long way. Are you currently working with someone who you admire and respect as a leader? Have they been able to provide guidance to you and your organization as … more
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