Columnists
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Art’s reward is the gift of other people

Matt and I won a prize. You still have a chance to see our prize winner at the Lone Tree Arts Center. We collaborated on an art project for a juried exhibition that will be up until Nov. 26. Because …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Lottery win isn’t necessary to be winner in generosity

How about the excitement most of us recently experienced during the lotteries? Mega Millions turned into billions of dollars and Powerball, as of the writing of this column, is creeping up on a …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Shakespeare supposedly wrote a lot of great stuff

I have a dab of Shakespeare (1582-1616) memorized, and that’s about it. I am a failed scholar when it comes to most of it. Romeo and Juliet was set in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I think. I’ve …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Take the pressure off and feel more accomplished

We all probably know the saying, and more than likely we have heard it hundreds of times too, “Work smarter, not harder.” Doesn’t it seem like another one of those principles that sounds so …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

What a deal, what a steal, gotta get an automobile

I rarely buy, lease, rent or steal anything because of a television commercial. There are products I avoid, however, because the commercials that go along with them irritate the Cap’n Crunch out of …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Say no to 74

Say no to 74 Amendment 74 is one of those proposals that sounds like a good idea but would have horrible consequences. If someone wants to open a pot shop in your neighborhood and the town passes a …

Letter to the editor: Support setbacks for oil, gas drilling

Support setbacks for oil, gas drilling Why support 112? It puts our families’ and kids’ health first, ahead of industry lies. Per independent university research, toxic risks from fracking …

Letter to the editor

Say no to 112 I’ve worked in the oil and natural gas industry for five years, and before that, I knew nothing about oil and gas. If Proposition 112 was on the ballot back then, I probably would …

Letter to the editor: Vote for Weiser

Vote for Weiser Colorado’s attorney general acts as the lawyer for all of us.  The AG leads the office that enforces the laws protecting consumers and our land, water and natural resources.  In …

Letter to the editor: Vote no on Proposition 112

Vote no on Proposition 112 Debates over the future of Colorado’s oil and gas industry can seem remote for residents in the southern suburbs of Denver. But ballot measures such as Proposition 112, …
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