Columnists

Finding the value in our values

If you have never taken the time to identify or define what your values are, or what your belief system is, don’t sweat it because you are not alone. As a matter of fact, most people just assume …

Show me the gore, I’ll show you the door

For unknown reasons, I have never wanted to enter the rhythm of a Black Sabbath concert, or walk down the mall with fake blood on my face, or a fake severed head under my arm. Maybe you can tell me …
Our View

Proposition DD is a good bet for Colorado

Proposition DD, the legalization and taxation of sports betting in Colorado, is the result of a May 2018 Supreme Court ruling that repealed the federal government ban on sports gambling. Since then, …
Our View

Proposition CC is tempting but comes up short

It’s a very intriguing proposition. Vote to forgo a relatively small tax refund and allow the state to spend that money on much-needed programs for K-12 education, higher education and …

Cristen Bates

Stigma is barrier to treatment for behavioral health

Five years ago in September, I had started a new job in a large Colorado health system, working to expand behavioral health services, chronic disease management, and public health programs. I was …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: All voices should be heard

All voices should be heard I’m alarmed that there are people who insist that the voices and arguments of those with differing opinions should be not only silenced but eliminated from publication …

Letter to the editor: Pick Hanson, Meek and Ray

Pick Hanson, Meek and Ray I am a mom of four children, ages 6 to 15, in Castle Rock. Three of my children attend a charter school and my oldest is at the neighborhood high school. We have been …

Letter to the editor: Vote for Meek

Vote for Meek Having known and worked with Susan Meek on public education issues since 2013, there is no one more qualified and capable of serving in District A on the Douglas County Board of …

Letter to the editor: Vote for Andy, Kory, Franceen

Vote for Andy, Kory, Franceen When candidates start talking “visioning” and “strategic plans,” I hear the pitter-patter of little unicorn hooves. At the Oct. 10 debate, only three candidates …

Letter to the editor: Vote with kids in mind

Vote with kids in mind As we are midway through another election season, it is imperative that our community become informed as to who is running for the DCSD school board.  My oldest was in …
Our Papers

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