Neighbors can brighten holidays for those in need

For more than 1,000 people in the south metro area, the food on the table at Thanksgiving or the presents under the tree at Christmas will come from the generosity of their neighbors. More than 250 …
Littleton's new mayor sworn in
Littleton has a new mayor — elected by the new city council's first split vote. Councilmember Jerry Valdes, who represents District 2 and was recently reelected to his third and final term on city …

The play's the thing

Millennial parents who haven’t visited a playground in a decade or two are in for a surprise: The new era of playgrounds is a heck of a lot more fun than the safety-obsessed playscapes of the 1990s …

Hudson Christmas almost ready for debut

It's almost showtime for A Hudson Christmas at The Hudson Gardens in Littleton. The annual light display, one of the biggest in the Denver area, will be open most nights starting the day after …

Arapahoe County clerk vows reviews after criticism

Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Joan Lopez vowed to review her office's processes and procedures after drawing criticism for ballot-processing times in the Nov. 5 election. “We recognize that …

My Name Is... Sotha Chea

Escape from CambodiaI’m originally from Cambodia. Communists took over in 1975. They killed millions. My father was a professor and my mother was a nurse. The regime called them …


Podcast tells stories of local emergency responders

When Chris Macklin left the scene of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999, all he wanted to do was talk with his peers about what they’d just experienced. Macklin, a Denver paramedic at the …


Practical ways to help cut down on holiday waste

Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s — about a million extra tons of garbage each week, according to the National Environmental Education …


Coaches heading into big seasons

It’s getting down to crunch time for the high school football playoffs just as the season for the winter sports teams is starting. Practice for boys and girls basketball, ice hockey, girls swimming …

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Winning Words

Confidently pursuing our success is needed approach

Perhaps you do not agree with the statement that there is power in the way we see ourselves, and that is OK, I welcome you to challenge the theory here. There are countless stories of success where …
Financial Strategies

Are you an average investor, with emotions driving decisions?

The nation’s leading investor behavior study for over 25 years was just released. I always find these interesting since it highlights our human nature … to make decisions with our emotions. Most …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Nicknames can be enigmatic, charismatic, emblematic, problematic

Most of us, including me, have nicknames. Most of us who have nicknames didn’t nickname ourselves, and that’s where this column comes in. Like everything else that we say and do these days, …

It’s hard to be grateful right now, and that’s OK

In the United States, this is the alleged month of gratitude (not for the Indigenous, of course). We are supposed to have an “attitude of gratitude” and all will be well. At least that’s how I …
Winning Words

Consistent healthy self-image leads to consistent success

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” ­­— Dwayne Johnson Having spent so much time studying personal …
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