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Guest Column: The outer you reflects the inner you

Have you ever been around someone in a group setting and suddenly they say something completely out of character or unexpected? And when they realize it, they say or ask something like, “Did my … more

Guest Column: Pay attention to tax law changes

Now that tax season is over, it is time to start planning for 2022. I know that everyone is probably tax fatigued by now, but we are already well into the second quarter of the year. Therefore, any … more

Guest column: Saving energy costs in warm weather

We know customer bills and energy usage are topics of conversation in the communities we serve. Here are five jobs to tackle to help reduce your energy usage and make your home — and appliances — more energy efficient. more

Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important … more

Column: Listening for the voice of grace

So many of you enjoyed the quote I used last week, I thought I would begin this one with another of his quotes, “Graciousness is more than good manners. It is more than courtesy. It is the … more

See it first at SeriesFest season 8

What can’t television do? The answer to that question used to be obvious. These days? Not so much. Modern shows can have just as high production value as blockbusters, entice the same A-list talent … more

Column: Ideas for the holiday that’s truly for everyone

You’ve seen the ads, the social media posts, signs in the windows — all getting ready for a day that many people impatiently anticipate or dread. Yup, it’s Mother’s Day again. When some … more

You will find connection at the Benchmark Theatre

If we’ve learned anything from the last two years, it’s that all of us, at one point or another, will get sick. It’s not an enjoyable truth to ruminate on, but one that was repeatedly proven in … more

Lace up your boogie boots at the Arvada Center

Unexpected duos are one of the keystones of storytelling — it goes back nearly as far as human history. And yet, somehow, we’re still finding ways to give powerful new spins on the trope. Enter … more

Column: Change the thought and change the outcome

Last week fans were treated to some great golf as we watched The Masters golf tournament. There were lots of incredible shots made over the four days of play, including some spectacular shots from so … more

Column: A look at economic dysfunction

The economy appears to be at a crossroads. Is it inflation or recession? There is plenty of commentary to choose from supporting either position. Many wonder if it is possible for the Federal Reserve … more

Column: Know the process, solve the problem

There were maybe 20 or so of us in the room. We had gathered for a small regional business meeting a few years ago. We shared strategies, stories, and came up with new ideas and identified some … more

Mother Musings with Stacey: Professional caregiving with transferrable skills

“I like to refer to myself as a Professional Mom,” a friend told me. Yuck, my eyes rolled so far back they almost got stuck in my throat. I hear this statement coming up more and more at church, … more

Guest Column: Collective bargaining a bad deal for counties and taxpayers

Who is Douglas County? We are public servants. We maintain your county parks and open space, your roads and sidewalks. We provide safety and security for your community. We support at-risk … more

Editor's Note: CodeRed – YES

After the Marshall Fire devastated our region there has been a lot of talk about what we can do to prepare. How can we as citizens protect ourselves and be ready if it were to happen to our town or … more

Take a healing trip to ‘Blue Ridge’

Relationships forged under high stress situations are some of the strongest people can create. There’s a reason soldiers who serve in combat bond so deeply. Abby Rosebrock’s “Blue Ridge,” is … more

Women+Film Festival finds empathy and entertainment

As Barbara Bridges, founder of Denver Film’s Women+Film program explains, a festival curator is a bit of a matchmaker. “You have audiences and these great movies,” she said. “And we say they … more

Column: New options in end-of-life care

Colorado now has more options available for care at end of life than ever before. The vast array of options allow for more personal choice during the final days of life, as well as for funeral and … more

Column: Learning through serving

Years ago, I had the opportunity to caddie several times for a good friend of mine Chris. He was an awesome amateur golfer playing in the state’s mid-amateur tournaments. I refer to this as an … more

Mental health dilemma

Since the start of the pandemic, there appears to be a lot more emphasis on doing something about the mental health crisis in this country. The problem is the help is coming at a pretty late date. In … more
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