• The Rev. Keith Besel

  • Bryan Golden

     Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. The question most often asked of people is, "what did you get?" Much less frequently asked is, "what did you give?" Invariably, the inquiries concern material gifts. Purchasing a gift can certainly be thoughtful and a wonderful gesture, especially when it's backed up by your actions.

  • Rachel Morici, Pennock Center for Counseling


    It is no mystery that the holidays can bring up depression, loss and overwhelming feelings. The effects are understandable; holidays bring about increased demands, pressure, financial stress and perhaps grief and longing, especially when we have lost a loved one.

  • Mike Littwin

    Read the polls. Donald Trump’s Muslim-ban proposal — supported by most Republicans — didn’t sink him, Ted Cruz is on the rise, and the GOP establishment has every reason to worry.

    The polls are in, and now we know for sure that Donald Trump didn’t go too far when calling for a moratorium on all Muslims entering the country.

    Not unless you’re among those who think that the very idea of an un-American, unenforceable ban is bad for the country, not to mention the Republican Party.

  • Dear Editor,

    I am deeply saddened by this senseless and shocking act of violence in Colorado Springs. This is a terrible moment not just here in Colorado, but throughout the nation. My heart goes out to the families of those who were injured and those who lost their lives.

  • Dear Editor,

    I was saddened by the events in Colorado Springs. The loss of life at the hands of a depraved and lost person is sickening. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims, the community of Colorado Springs and the Colorado Springs Police Department.

  • Dear Editor,

  • Carli Horner
    Early Childhood Services,     Community Reach Center

  • Mike Littwin

  • Kristel Acre
    Keller Williams 1st Realty

  • Beth Porter
    OtherWords.org columnist

  • Tonia Fitzsimmons
    Ask A Therapist

  • Karen Umemoto
    Community Reach Center

  • Larissa Johnson

  • Jim Hightower

  • Dear Editor,


  • Dear Editor,


    On Election Day, we seen another example of Robin Hood in reverse, all because elected officials for decades — starting with Jefferson County in the ‘70s, Douglas County in the ‘80s, and now 27J School District — have failed to make growth pay its way in order to benefit the special interest with big money to fund their elections. 

  • Dear Editor,


    Voters in the School District 27J community showed strong support for Initiative 3C on their November 2015 ballot, making a $248 million bond a reality.

    As an active community member, member of many of School District 27J’s community partnership committees, president of the South Elementary School PTA, and co-founder of IAM27J.org, I am truly grateful that our community came together on such an important matter.

  • Paul Kengor

    Center for Vision & Values

  • Mike Littwin

    We now live in a post-Paris world. And the question, after the unspeakable horror of the attacks, is just what that means.

    It must be obvious to anyone paying attention that ISIS is hoping not just for a strong reaction, but for an overreaction. That’s why the ISIS brand of terror is nearly always terror at its most intentionally provocative.