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Column: True or false: What to know when it comes to sun protection

With summer officially here, you may be rushing outside to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. You may also be thinking about how to best protect your skin. more

Fewer freedoms, more politics

For many, this particular Fourth of July was a hard one to celebrate. The recent revocation of our rights to make decisions about our own bodies was shocking. Not me. Yes, I wept for my mother and … more

Friends who are like family, and family who become friends

Each morning I participate in a daily devotional with a friend of mine who has become more like family as he and I have been friends for the past 27 years. He is very much my brother. And I have been … more

From the Editor: Heroes we honor

This is the month each year where we celebrate our freedom. The month where we should be giving thanks to the heroes in our community. Early in my career, many years ago, our newspaper did a special … more

Column: We are not finished yet

The five most sought-after words in amateur golf are, “That’s good, pick it up.” We say that to our playing partner when the putt that is left is considered short enough to call it “good.” … more

From the Editor: Times that matter

As a child, I grew to hate road trips. My parents did not like flying anywhere, which meant any family trip was by car. I hated it. I’m talking about trips that would make the original “National … more

Guest Column: SBA helps with disaster recovery

Colorado is no stranger to disasters, both natural and man-made. The state has a long history of natural disasters including flooding, wildfires, tornadoes and drought. The recent Marshall Fire in … more

From the Editor: Dreading the bubble

It’s that time of year where we start reviewing the ballot and working to decide who might be best to serve us on the local, state and federal levels. For me, it’s become the time where I dread … more

Column: Is it better to build bridges, or burn them?

The origin of “burning bridges” has its roots in ancient Rome. And we see where they were not only burning the bridges, but also burning the boats. In some cases, they burned the bridges and the … more

Guest Column: As property taxes and values rise, school funds don’t

The Douglas County School District covers 850 square miles and is located just south of the Denver area. DCSD is the third-largest school district in Colorado and the largest employer in Douglas … more

Sweet sounds on summer nights

Grab a quick picnic and a blanket or folding chairs (perhaps a summer music “kit” will have a place in the car rather than schlepping every time). Summer concerts outside are a special treat on … more

Asking the hard questions at the Benchmark Theatre

It is an unfortunate truth that some topics will always be relevant, no matter how many decades (or centuries) pass. Questions of race and identity are near the top of this list, and as we’ve seen … more

From the Editor: Love for Dad on Father's Day

On Sunday, we will be celebrating Father’s Day. For me, I always honor two important guys in my life. My dad and my husband. In driving my dad to the VA for several appointments over the last year … more

Column: A day to celebrate children

When it comes to celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, I always get the sense that we have it backwards. Instead of the parents receiving gifts, breakfast in bed, a round of golf, flowers, … more

Column: Bear market might be good time to put retirement on hold

It may be time to rethink that retirement date if it was slated for this year or next. There could be a more significant impact in drawing down retirement assets while the stock market is in … more

Strong summer starts for Denver

The Denver metro area really shines during the summer months. There are all kinds of outdoor options for dining, live music and activities, while classic concert spots and cultural hubs are still … more

From the Editor: Summer fun everywhere

As kids get out of school and the region prepares for the summer heat, local communities are gearing up for something positive to focus on. Something I love about our suburban communities across … more

Column: Fear and scarcity or hope and abundance: choice is ours

Interest rates going up, inflation on the rise, and empty shelves where baby formula used to sit. Wars raging in Ukraine and other parts of the world. A resurgence of COVID, although mostly mild … more

An LGBTQ+ history lesson

There’s no way for a single exhibit to fully detail the history of LGBTQ+ Coloradoans, but it’s still important to take steps to share the stories of people whose experiences have largely been … more

Column: Where do we go from here?

In an instant, the world changed again. As he left a successful sales call in New York City, he saw an alert for “Breaking News” pop up on his cell phone. When he read the headline, it said that … more
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