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Haims: Good news on diabetes

November 11, 2019

Chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease cost the United States about $3.8 trillion a year. While heart disease and cancer together cause about 1.5 million deaths, and cost the U.S. about...


Carnes: It is indeed the economy, stupid

November 11, 2019

There are those who say, because of stock market highs and unemployment lows, “We have the greatest economy in the history of our country!” Sensationalistic hyperbole aside, those people (OK, that one person) is dead...


Mazzuca: Thank you for your service

November 9, 2019

Nearly 50 million men and women have served in our nation’s military since the founding 243 years ago. And Monday we honor those who have worn the uniform and have, as the expression goes, “… at...


Norton: A consistent healthy self-image leads to consistent success

November 9, 2019

“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 and professional development strategies, philosophies, and training, I...


Thompson: We are the veterans

November 9, 2019

Of today’s 327 million Americans, 18 million of us are veterans. We are the men and women, who years ago, in the prime of our young American life, put on a uniform and served on...


Curious Nature: A winter’s embrace

November 9, 2019

I’ve found that it’s pretty hard to surprise a Coloradan with the weather. We have to expect just about anything out here, and that can include sunny, warm days in the middle of winter where...


Matney: How to forgive

November 9, 2019

Today’s article comes from a true story that I share in sermons and with individuals struggling to forgive. It is a lesson I try to practice when I have difficulty forgiving people. On June 25,...


Thomas: Who needs spiritual advisers?

November 8, 2019

As far as I can tell from a reading of history, while some presidents were friends of clergy, who sometimes advised them, to my knowledge, none hired them as staff members. Until the presidency of...



Financial Focus: Take greater control of your 401(k)

November 7, 2019

If your employer offers a 401(k) or similar plan, you’ve got a powerful retirement-savings tool at your disposal. And yet, how well you do with your 401(k) depends greatly on your choices and actions. What...


Chacos: The realities of living in a mountain town

November 7, 2019

I grew up in the densely packed, humid East Coast with frizzy hair that looked similar to the Broncos running back, Phillip Lindsay. I moved to Colorado right after college and never looked back. Over...




Van Beek: A visitors guide to cannabis

November 6, 2019

As we count the snowflakes in anticipation of resort openings, locals are waxing up their gear, second-home owners are returning, Front Range guests are checking snow tires, and visitors are packing their bags … ski...


Robbins: Inculpatory and exculpatory evidence

November 5, 2019

In law, for every yin, there is a yang. For every right hand, there is a, “But on the other hand, your honor…” For every synonym, there is an antonym. High. Low. Up. Down. Yes....


Roberts: Doing something about mental health

November 5, 2019

Colorado is no stranger to finding itself at the top of the list in some impressive categories. For example, we are near the top of the list for the nation’s best recreation, place to retire,...




Carnes: A stage worth waiting for

November 4, 2019

It had been so long since I had done the act, I wasn’t sure if I could do it again. That face. So cute, so innocent, so damn helpless. I knew what to do, how...


Thomas: The five people you meet in the library

November 3, 2019

“But it wasn’t a dream. It was a place. And you and you and you … and you were there. But you couldn’t have been, could you?” Dorothy Gale, “The Wizard of Oz” This is...