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Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

'Black swans' in your financial plan

A black swan is something rare and unusual. In economic terms, it is defined as an unpredictable or unforeseen event, typically one with extreme consequences. Investors spend a lot of time and worry …
Newell
Guest column

Fear of falling (for someone) needs to be conquered

For some, Valentine’s Day is an anticipated opportunity to have a romantic, loving time with our partners. But for those of us who are single, divorced or widowed, this day can be just plain …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Sadly, there’s no such thing as an influencer vaccine

Jennifer said, “I watched a great documentary about the Fyre Festival.” I am systematically out of touch, with the hope and intention of keeping it that way. I told her I didn’t know what she …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral …

Keeping the planet clean in February

Oh, them Romans! It’s the Month of Purification and fumigation, as we all—now—know. We must think about where to start! The heavy equipment will move in soon. First, Feb. 1, Groundhog’ Eve …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Voters made a mistake

Voters made a mistake The Arapahoe County DMV has never been as efficient as it is now due to Matt Crane's efforts. I am over the age where you can renew your driver's license online, and having to …

Letter to the editor: Time to reconsider?

Time to reconsider? In the recent article “State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts,” two problem areas are stated: TABOR, Amendment 23, and the Gallagher Amendment; and the …

Letter to the editor: Not the solution

Not the solution Since his salary and benefits are paid entirely from tax dollars, I am not surprised that the CFO from Colorado State University and others conclude that higher taxes is the only …

Letter to the editor: Clarification on assessor’s duties

Clarification on assessor’s duties Ms. Engel’s letter supporting PK Kaiser is potentially misleading to the senior citizens of Arapahoe County. The property tax exemption for senior citizens is a …

Letter to the editor: Re-elect Walcher as sheriff

Re-elect Walcher as sheriff One of the most important decisions to be made while casting our ballots during the 2018 election is the responsibility to select those who will effectively serve our …
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