•  Dear Editor,


    The South Platte Valley Historical Society would like to express a huge thank you to the Fort Lupton Branding Iron for their donations of all the sausage, paper products, and beverages for our annual SPVHS Pancake Breakfast, during Trapper Days, Sept. 12.

    Sadly, the Branding Iron will be closing soon and the managers and staff will be opening a new restaurant in Brighton called River Bottom Restaurant, in October.

  •  Marvin J. Folkertsma

    Center for Vision & Values

  • Mike Littwin

  • Dear Editor,

    I, like many others, noticed Congressman (Jared) Polis (D-2nd) recently voted to terminate the life of a child that survived a botched abortion procedure. Abortion is not birth control.

  • Luke Moore


    North Range Behavioral Health

  • Kathleen Turner

    People for the American Way

    In the first two Republican presidential debates, the candidates slugged it out over who hated Planned Parenthood the most.

    Virtually every hopeful promised to defund the organization. Some of them, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), are vowing to force the issue — even if it means shutting down the federal government.

  • Mike Littwin

    Maybe the most telling moment of Pope Francis’s address to Congress came when he finally got to abortion. This would be, at last, the Republicans’ turn to glow in the papal light.

  • Dear Editor,
    [Last week’s] Supreme Court decision is extremely disappointing for every educator, family and student in Colorado. The Court’s ruling essentially allows the legislature to circumvent Amendment 23, passed by voters in 2000, and its clear mandate requiring the legislature to increase public education funds. 

  • Dear Editor,

    McDonald’s pledge last week to start using cage-free eggs is only a small step in preventing staggering suffering endured by millions of birds.

  • Jill Richardson

    OtherWords columnist

    McDonald’s made headlines recently by announcing it will transition to cage-free eggs by 2025. Hooray: You can feel better about eating that Egg McMuffin.

  • State Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

  • Mike Littwin

  • Dear Editor,

    The Fort Lupton Optimist Club held their annual Ducks Across the Rockies race Sunday, Sept. 13.  The event took place at the corner of Weld County roads 6 and 19, at 2 p.m. This year, water levels were perfect, and so was the weather.  

  • Better Business Bureau


    DENVER — With the Denver Broncos season underway, the Better Business Bureau is warning fans to watch out for scammers that might be trying to peddle counterfeit tickets online and outside the stadium right up until the opening kickoff. 

    BBB reminds everyone that they run the risk of getting thrown for a loss if they decide to gamble on a less than reputable ticket source.

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

    During a recent visit to Copenhagen, I squeezed in a visit with city officials to learn more about the Danish health system, particularly the country’s arrangements for long-term care, a topic that draws endless complaints from American families, including many readers of this column. 

  • Jim Hightower

    For today’s report, I have a bunch of statistics for you.

    Where are you going? Come back here and sit still while I drill these stats into your head!

    I realize that numbers can numb the brain, but this is a good story, and I promise that these statistics are easy to absorb. In fact, the number 400 pretty much sums it up.

  •  Dear Editor,

  • Sara Greenberg

    Ask A Therapist

    September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. While suicide often catches surviving family members and friends by surprise, a lot of scientific research exists about the causes and deterrents of suicide. Knowledge makes a difference and saves lives.  


    Courtney Nordhus

    University of Memphis

    “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” — Mother Teresa