Winning Words

Hope, encouragement open endless possibilities

Hope may not be a strategy, but then again it just might be, especially when we tie it to encouragement. Although I have personally limited the amount of time I spend reading or watching the news, …
Coming Attractions

Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief …
Financial Strategies

Change is the only constant

Ancient Greek philosophers taught valuable lessons that are still relevant today. “Change is the only constant in life” from Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher from 500 BCE¹ is one of my …
Winning Words

The path to success is open to everyone

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” - Zig Ziglar Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Mother Nature just decided to wing it

Mother Nature spent more time naming some of her children than she did others. Allegedly it took her three days to come up with “platypus.” It’s known she spent over an hour deciding on …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Support our schools

Support our schools When my husband and I stepped into Homestead Elementary in 2009 for a tour, the administrator said, “The first thing you need to know is that our voters approved the 2008 ballot …

Letter to the editor: Protect kids’ health

Protect kids’ health As an early learning professional who works with child care providers across Colorado, I see first-hand the incredible impact quality early learning has on a child’s mind, …

Letter to the editor: A shout-out for Sonya Ellingboe

A shout-out for Sonya Ellingboe As a longtime reader of the Independent, I am grateful that the paper still can find space for the Arts and Cultural articles by Sonya Ellingboe. Given all the grim …

Letter to the editor: RTD needs Edwards

RTD needs Edwards A lot of attention this November will focus on the presidential election. Even so, Highlands Ranch has a unique local election to consider and one of our neighbors is running to …

Letter to the editor: Vote for paid leave

Vote for paid leave As the owner of a Littleton childcare center, I feel a deep calling to help our children get off to a good start in life. Yet, too many families in Colorado do not receive the …
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