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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 …
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 …

This April 20th, being a part of the tide turning

As we in Colorado (especially in Littleton) know, April 20th is an anniversary none of us can ever forget. The sounds of sirens and helicopters racing to Columbine High School on that day in 1999 …
Michael Norton
Winning Ways

Celebrating the construction zones of life

We all know that feeling of entering a construction zone while we are driving, don’t we? Whether it is a major highway or just a single-lane road that gets shut down, we are either forced to find a …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Let’s all join together to beat the banned

Once a year, I invite readers to nominate words or expressions they wish were banned, an idea appropriated from Lake Superior State University’s “Annual List of Words and Phrases Banished from …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Corrupt or dishonest?

Corrupt or dishonest? On 23 April, the Board of County Commissioners issued a public letter to Commissioner Thomas stating she: “...continued to misrepresent the truth and leverage your name, title …

Letter to the editor: Commissioners drop ball on health

Commissioners drop ball on health Reading County Commissioner Abe Laydon’s declaration that “this pandemic is over” (Castle Rock New Press, April 22) just reaffirmed my decision not to frequent …

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: 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 …
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