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Playing and moving with drums helps relieve stress in kids, boosts mood

Young children are drawn to drumming sounds and love to move with the beats found in every culture. Just observe young children at powwows, band concerts, weddings, and parades. They are jumping and …

When grandparents must step in

When because of a variety of serious family problems, grandparents feel they must take over, even adopt grandkids, there are a number of issues to address and places to go for help. First, what all …
Winning Words

Do your part to create the best news of the day

One of my very favorite ways to stay in touch with people during the peak busy season is a quick text. Just a little nudge or reminder that I am thinking of them right at that moment. Depending on …
Quiet Desperation

Human-dog relationship status: ‘It’s uncomplicated’

Why does your dog lick your face? You say, “My dog doesn’t lick my face.” Do me a favor, and just play along. Your dog licks your face because it tastes like a ham on rye. How can your face …

Living and Aging Well

How pets help keep us healthy as we age

Happiness is a warm puppy. Who doesn’t love the feel of fur between your fingers, or the nicker of a horse when they see you come into the barn? The importance of the human-animal bond has been …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Thomas is off base

Thomas is off base Commissioner Lora Thomas is simply incorrect in calling for interim Commissioner Diane Holbert to step down prior to the end of her term in January. First, Commissioner Holbert was …

Letter to the editor: Media steeped in bias

Media steeped in bias Yes, I agree with Mr. Raehal — it has gone too far when people are killed, as we saw in the Capital Gazette tragedy. Awful. Tragic. Sad. However, I have to take issue with his …

Letter to the editor: Where’s Gardner’s voice?

Where’s Gardner’s voice? In your June 28 issue you gave us brief statements from Colorado lawmakers and the governor reacting to family separations on the border. For some reason there were six …

Letter to the editor: Initiative would be a setback

Initiative would be a setback Colorado is the most regulated oil and natural gas producing state in the US. That is a good thing. I live, work and play here and love it; I feel very fortunate.  The …

Letter to the editor: Stand up for public lands

Stand up for public lands When Donald Trump was elected president, sportsmen had high hopes that the president and his cabinet would commit to, in President Trump’s words, “honoring the legacy of …
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