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An alternative to San Luis Valley water plan

I am opposed to the plan for Douglas County to purchase water rights from the San Luis Valley. Considering that up to 50% of residential water use is for landscaping, here is an alternative. First, … more

More words. More letters.

Starting next week, we are changing our letters policy, giving readers more opportunity to express their concerns and viewpoints through more words. Instead of 250 words, which I think is just enough … more

A tribute to perserverance at the DJFF

If there’s one thing most of us have learned over the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s perseverance. And that all-important trait is honored in the 26th annual Denver Jewish Film Festival. … more

An alternative to San Luis Valley water plan

I am opposed to the plan for Douglas County to purchase water rights from the San Luis Valley. Considering that up to 50% of residential water use is for landscaping, here is an alternative. more

New connections, new information lead to new opportunities

In business as in life, sometimes we approach situations and people strategically, and other times we recognize opportunistic moments. When that happens, we try and capitalize on those times when … more

They fired him. Just like that.

They fired him. Just like that. After only two months in office, the four newly elected member-majority of the Douglas County School Board fired Superintendent Corey Wise in a hastily called Feb. … more

‘The Liar’ revels in the stupidity and power of love

Any and all muscles lose their strength if they’re not used. Even comedic ones. So, when it comes to putting on a production after two very strange years, it’s understandable that rust needed to … more

The kinder, the better

On mornings where I am dropping my boys off to school, I often tell them three specific things. “Be good. Be kind. Be smart.” I stress those are in order of importance. I know they are smart and … more

Do you remember the time?

Last week a good friend of mine and former neighbor, Steve, posted something on his Facebook page. It was a story of road trips he would take with his family and all the sights, sounds and feelings … more

Finding the laughs over Golden

There’s been no shortage of shortages over the last couple years, but one of the most difficult has been the deficit of laughter - and things worth laughing about. And let’s face it, we could use … more

A gentle answer turns away wrath

For every minute of anger, you give up 60 seconds of peace of mind.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson The title of this column comes from an old proverb. And it seemed such an appropriate reminder for the … more

The difference between homemade bread and Pop-Tarts

Colorado Community Media, which publishes 24 newspapers across the Denver metro area, started 2022 with ambitious goals and a continued focus on providing local news that matters in all of our … more

Orchestra plans event for families, children

Most people remember their first concert experience — it usually represents their tastes at the time or the direction their musical palette will grow. So, starting with classical music is a great … more

Take the win, celebrate the victory

Congratulations! You have made it through the first 30 days of the year and have conquered all your goals and objectives, you have lived up to each resolution and commitment made on New Year’s Eve, … more

In defense of truth and ethics in politics

Have you noticed how off-kilter our political moral compass is? There are fact-check organizations to catch public falsehoods and untruths, but I’m wondering about our internal ethical checkpoints. … more

Ad astra — to the stars!

In the summer of 1969, Apollo 11 rocketed American astronauts to the Moon, and on July 20th the world stood still and watched as Neil Armstrong took those first small steps on the surface. … more

Finding acceptance in ‘Sordid Lives’

There’s unlucky timing, and then there’s starting a theater company not long before a global pandemic. Such is the case with the Wheat Ridge Theatre Company. But the company and its founder Maru … more

Persistence is more than just pushing through

So, we stopped doing what we needed to stop doing. And we started new and better activities and positively rewarding habits with an understanding of how important it is to build and maintain momentum … more

2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what … more

Once we start, don’t stop

Have we ever noticed that there was something that we used to do that was awesome in helping us achieve more, make our job a bit easier, or just helped us perform at a higher level and then for some … more
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