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Kindling – Making a good county, great

Kindling – Making a good county, great

Grass roots government and the press During the last two months, I’ve had the privilege of attending the open public meetings of the Arapahoe County Citizen Budget Committee. This is a county appointed volunteer group of citizens who advise the county commissioners on finance and budget issues impacting county taxpayers. They don’t make final decisions, […]

From Our Politician – Breaking our dependence on foreign oil

From Our Politician – Breaking our dependence on foreign oil

Dear Friends: This editorial that follows is about the U.S’s addiction to foreign oil and how it imperils our economic and national security. We must and can end that addiction through a renewed emphasis upon various forms of energy development here within North America where we have reliable partners in Canada and Mexico, our own […]

Remarks – I don’t get it

Remarks – I don’t get it

I Don’t Get It: Why do so many people enjoy standing on the sidewalk for hours at bicycle races just to watch some bike rider pass them by in less than a minute? I’ll stick to watching real games like football, basketball and sometimes even last place Rockies. I Don’t Get It: Many people maintain […]

Kindling – Colorado shines in national spotlight

Kindling – Colorado shines in national spotlight

What a week for the Denver metro area with 30,000 fans strolling the beautiful Cherry Hills golf course watching the PGA golfing event sponsored by BMW.  Had a neighbor who drives a “Beamer” who related how he was given a free ticket and a great seat in the pavilion since he is one of the […]

Politically correct ‘ain’t’ correct

Politically correct ‘ain’t’ correct

Americans are endowed with certain inalienable rights, but if we don’t stick up for them, somebody – some day – will come along and UN-endow them and I think, unfortunately, that day has come. Today, many intellectuals, college professors and elitists who call themselves “politically correct” now look askance at any manifestations of love of […]

Kindling – Garbage legislation

Kindling – Garbage legislation

Arapahoe County should vote ‘No’ on gambling It is my hope that the Arapahoe County commissioners will oppose Amendment 68 that would bring a large mega casino to Arapahoe Park horse racing track. Putting it mildly, this is a betrayal of the compact to establish legal gambling in our three mountain towns 23 years ago. […]

Remarks – Emotional Emotions – When your kids first start school

Remarks – Emotional Emotions – When your kids first start school

“Sunrise, Sunset, Swiftly Fly the Years.” Yes, it is that season of the year again – too early for the leaves to change colors, too warm to wear a sweater, but cool enough to send shivers down your spine. For instance, you realize the yellow school bus that stopped across the street to pick up […]

Kindling – Boots on the ground now!

Kindling – Boots on the ground now!

Time to end terrorist activities It was my honor to accompany retired U.S. Ambassador Sam Zakhem to the United Arab Emigrants last year. He was welcomed with open arms by the rulers of the seven states that make up the UAE. Zakhem was the highest-ranking U.S. ambassador with Middle Eastern roots in Syria and Lebanon. […]

Guest Column – Regaining fiscal responsibility in Washington

Guest Column – Regaining fiscal responsibility in Washington

By Andrew Romanoff You don’t buy things you can’t pay for. It’s a pretty simple rule – unless you’re a member of Congress. Every year, Congress spends hundreds of billions of dollars more than it takes in. The result: a federal government now more than $17 trillion in debt. Interest payments on the debt alone […]

Remarks – 2014 – summer is ending, time to lighten up

Remarks – 2014 – summer is ending, time to lighten up

In past years, I could “lighten up” by passing on some great jokes having as their punch line someone’s race, color, religion, physical characteristics or sexual preferences – “politically incorrect humor,” but not today, because they might offend someone. Although 99 percent of you let me know that such “politically incorrect jokes” were in the […]

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