Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

A look at planning in the post-election period

The election is finally over, and we have a few short weeks to finish any 2020 planning strategies before the New Year. As of this writing, some states are still counting votes, but with the majority …
Guest column

I know I should be feeling grateful — but why not today?

As usual, this morning I grabbed my “Start each day with a grateful heart” mug to have my tea. Our dog is at my feet, the cat is in the window, and I’m looking at blue skies with wisps of …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Seems like the future wasn’t worth the wait

Wanting an additional serving of “thin gruel,” plucky parish workhouse resident Oliver Twist pleaded “Please, sir, I want some more.” To paraphrase the indigent lad, “Please, sir, I don’t …
Coming Attractions

43rd Denver Film Fest builds community from Red Rocks and home

If you love movies, there’s no way your home setup is going to replace the experience of the theater, if for no other reason than there’s something special about sharing a cinematic experience …

Winning Words

We can handle whatever happens next

In the words of Forrest Gump: “My mom always said that life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The one thing that separates a good movie or mystery from a great …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: No on ballot issue 4C

No on ballot issue 4C Readers should be aware that this is not a temporary tax increase that will expire when the pandemic ends, or when a bond issue has been paid off. This is a permanent tax …

Letter to the editor: Prop 113 is flawed idea

Prop 113 is flawed idea If Proposition 113 was actually good for Colorado, why would 95% of its funding come from out of state, with the vast majority coming from California? Instead of giving our …

Letter to the editor: Don’t change mayoral selection

Don’t change mayoral selection Littleton leaders have had plenty of clout at the regional, state, and national level without being directly elected mayors — as proposed in issue 3A. Susan …

Letter to the editor: Vote no on Prop EE

Vote no on Prop EE Proposition EE is a tax increase on Coloradans amid a global pandemic. As we attempt to recover from COVID-19 hardships, now is not the time to impose a $294 million tax increase …

Letter to the editor: Give 116 a thumbs-up

Give 116 a thumbs-up I’m just giddy thinking about tax decreases. With all the political negativity from the local level up to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, there’s nothing that brings people …
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