Winning Words

Number two opponent of success: Lack of authenticity

Last week we identified the impact of complacency in our pursuit of success. Today we will visit the power of authenticity in our success journey. And next week we will wrap it all up when we jump …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

For a life well done, have friends who are rare

A good friend was once defined as someone you could call at 2 a. m. and tell, “Bring a shovel, and don’t ask questions.” Plutarch said, “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Memories keep the past from going past its prime

Major news stories tumble on top of each other like newborn puppies, and there is a new litter every week. How’s that for a simile? Remembering what and when becomes more challenging the older we …
Dan Nordberg

National Small Business Week celebrates entrepreneurial spirit

It was 1963 when President Kennedy issued the first Small Business Week proclamation, announcing to the nation the critical importance of local small businesses in our communities. Here we are 56 …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Talk about gun rights must acknowledge gun wrongs

“Don’t look down,” the volunteer firemen were told. The ones who were charged with removing bodies at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. Every time I hear about another gun-related …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Rights worth preserving

Rights worth preserving In response to Craig Smith’s editorial re gun rights, my letter is titled “Free speech rights must acknowledge free speech wrongs.” It doesn’t take much listening to …

Letter to the editor: Commissioners should just do their jobs

Commissioners: Do your job Reasonable people can disagree about the merits and shortcomings, and yes, even the constitutionality of the recently passed Colorado House Bill 19-1177, the Extreme Risk …

Letter to the editor: Need an explanation

Need an explanation In an article last week, County Commissioner Lora Thomas is quoted as having said, “What is not in question is our commitment to public safety and improved mental health …

Letter to the editor: Bill a slippery slope

Bill a slippery slope Why would any reasonable person oppose the red flag law? I’m not a lawyer but here are a few reasons:  First, the law could violate the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. …

Letter to the editor: Bill merits support

Bill merits support With an extreme-risk law, families and law enforcement can seek a court order to suspend firearms access to persons who are a danger to themselves and others. It is modeled after …
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