A day to remember and give thanks

The wail of bagpipes broke the icy silence at the Littleton World War II Memorial on Nov. 11, as dozens of veterans and their loved ones gathered amid a snowstorm to honor and remember. The annual …
One incumbent wins, one falls in Littleton City Council races
Pam Grove and Scott Melin snagged Littleton's two at-large city council seats, according to unofficial results from the Nov. 5. election. Grove led the five-way race with 25.5% of the vote on Nov. 7, …

Reichardt, McCrary win LPS board seats

Robert Reichardt and Lindley McCrary landed the two seats on the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education, defeating candidates Jessica Roe and Crysti Copp. Reichardt, the sole incumbent in the …

Election security overseen by bipartisan teams

Not many elements of American politics are bipartisan anymore, but vote counting in Arapahoe County is. Two-person teams, consisting of one Republican and one Democrat, are tasked with collecting and …

All welcome for dinner at Break Bread

Every Saturday, Marie Matlock and her friends get together for dinner. On Nov. 2, waiters brought out a three-course meal, with steak fajitas as the entrée. At the end of the meal, there was no …

Retiring mail carrier delivered letters and friendship

Ken Cruzan normally walks 15 miles a day. But on Oct. 27, he couldn't go more than 5 feet without being stopped. Cruzan, 66, will soon retire after 40 years as a mail carrier for the United States …


Cholesterol levels dropping, but many still need care

Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say the report, released Nov. 11, suggests a …


Some tips for  hosts

Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family …


A quick look at fast-paced field hockey

I watched and covered my first field hockey game on Nov. 5 when Regis Jesuit and Colorado Academy played for the state championship at All-City Stadium. For years I helped with the coverage of both …

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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 …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Lovers of classic machines are caught in a type warp

Watched a documentary about typewriters. Titled “California Typewriter.” Came out in 2016. Numerous segments. Featuring typewriter loyalists: Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard. Others less …
Winning Words

Focusing on the fantastic frees us from fear and failures

Wow, there are six “f” words in the title of this column. And I am sure you have noticed that they are slightly different from what some might think about when they consider the “f” word. If …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Okay, okay, there’s no two ways about it

I had writer’s block. I had no original ideas. I knew if the block lingered, I would revert, and harangue about the injustices being, like, done, like, to, like, the English language. So I went to …
Jeff Wasden

Colorado will suffer unless Congress halts HIT tax

Health care is hotly debated in Washington, and I’d be willing to bet most people think it’s too expensive. This is certainly true for Colorado employers — and especially entrepreneur-led …
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