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Remarks – Nobody Asked Me – But: Politics and growing old

Remarks – Nobody Asked Me – But: Politics and growing old

Wow! I’ve come to realize how over my years of following politics just how much it has remained the same and yet has also changed. I remember that it was nearly 75 years ago – way back in 1940 that I listened on the radio to my first political convention. I was fascinated by the […]

Kindling – Some wintertime memories in northwest Colorado

Kindling – Some wintertime memories in northwest Colorado

Springtime in the Rockies is such a delightful time of the year for many Colorado residents. Those of us who have spent our lifetimes in this state have learned how to cope with the long winter months and a short summer growing season. In my old ranching days in northwest Colorado, the alfalfa hay could […]

2014 Legislative Session: Halfway Point

2014 Legislative Session: Halfway Point

By State Rep. Daniel Kagan Anger, suspicion, finger pointing and gridlock; these are the ways of Washington, D.C. When I ran for re-election, I promised to do everything within my power to keep Washington-style politics from infesting Colorado. Now that we’re halfway through the session, it’s a good time to reflect and ask: can we […]

Remarks – I’ve become ‘forgetful’

Remarks  – I’ve become ‘forgetful’

Lately, I’ve become “forgetful.” In fact, the other day I went downstairs to get something – and I actually forgot what it was I went down to get. This “forgetfulness” reminds me of the story about the aged husband and wife who were sitting on the front porch. Wife said, “I certainly would appreciate a […]

Kindling – Brackney will be missed

Kindling – Brackney will be missed

Chamber work promotes ‘sweat equity’ Just wanted to share a few words about John Brackney, the outgoing CEO and president of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. John has been very impressive over the past decade of building the chamber into an amazing organization. He had big shoes to fill replacing Brian Vogt who […]

Remarks – ‘Don’t be agnostic – be something’

Remarks – ‘Don’t be agnostic – be something’

“Don’t be agnostic be something,” wrote Robert Frost, and many political activists have acted on those words. In fact, they stopped being agnostics both morally and politically and have actually brought their pro and con religious beliefs into the political world. Most Americans were not prepared for the various conflicts that then followed over specific […]

Kindling – Future of United States is not Final Four

Kindling – Future of United States is not Final Four

Looks like the lost airplane may be found in the South China Sea. I’m growing very weary of the ongoing news coverage of this lost airplane. Airport security is massive but not perfect, it will never be totally free of sabotage by those who wish to promote terrorism around the planet, and there are plenty […]

Remarks – Is history repeating itself?

Remarks – Is history repeating itself?

“While I nodded nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping. As if someone gently rapping at the chamber door.” Although Edgar Allan Poe wrote those words in 1845, 169 years ago, they certainly apply to the history of our world, because events have shown that foreign dictators have come “tapping” and “rapping” at our friendly […]

Kindling – Winter cabin fever hitting season high

Kindling – Winter cabin fever hitting season high

Looks like winter is coming to an end and word comes that the fruit trees in Grand Junction’s Mesa County are starting to blossom with those apricots, peaches, apples and cherries.  Let’s hope that an early freeze won’t decimate our future fruit crop headed for the grocery stores. The general word around Denver among Broncos […]

From Our Politician – Combating sexual assaults in the military

From Our Politician – Combating sexual assaults in the military

By U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman We must end the scourge of sexual assaults in our military. When young women decide to serve their nation in the armed services, they should never be forced to live under a cloud of intimidation or sexual harassment. This is a challenge the military must confront and overcome. During my […]

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