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Coming Attractions

Small Mouth Sounds, big heart feelings

Back in early March of last year, I had a piece all written about “Small Mouth Sounds,” the final play of the Arvada Center’s 2019/2021 season. I had spoken to director Lynne Collins about the …
Craig Marshall Smith

This knock-knock stuff is no joke

Occasionally, this is an opinion column. Here comes one now. Advertisements taped or left hanging on front doors should be against the law. The mischief-makers of advertisements taped or left hanging …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Finding consistency in a world of inconsistency

“I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and lows.” — Drew Barrymore There have been some very famous …
Coming Attractions

House concerts provide live music alternative

One of the first responses many people give when they’re asked what they’ve missed most during the COVID-19 pandemic is live music, and while it appears that this summer will feature more …

Financial Strategies

Keep details of American Rescue Plan in mind

Many Americans have received or will receive their $1,400 stimulus check, but there is a lot more to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) signed into law on March 11 by President Biden. It is …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Who would want to do that?

Who would want to do that? In “Littleton school board votes to close East Elementary,” published April 8 in the Independent, there is a statement made by the school board president that reveals a …

Letter to the editor: Keep Parker election nonpartisan

Keep Parker election nonpartisan The Parker Town Council is a nonpartisan position, and therefore no R or D will appear next to the candidates' names on the ballot in the upcoming special election. …

Letter to the editor: Schools' equity policy needed

Schools’ equity policy needed Re equity policy at DCSD — thank you for including the quotes representing opposition. Many of them are verbatim the standard responses from entitled white …

Letter to the editor: Conserve for Colorado's water use

Conserve for Colorado’s water future Meeting Colorado’s water needs in the face of climate change requires that we significantly reduce the use of water, rather than build more environmentally …

Letter to the editor: Support bill to protect land

Support bill to protect land The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act. As a mom, I was thrilled to see the news. Like so many Colorado …
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