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Newspapers record history as it happens – by bob sweeney

It is becoming lonely in the newspaper industry for local ownership.  Newspapers started being purchased by chains back in the 1970s.  They were profitable, especially the family-owned newspapers that grew as their cities prospered and thrived with growing populations.  Massive newspaper fortunes were accumulated by famous owners like Randolph Hearst. Dean Singleton became one of …

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BARBWIRE BOB – RAMBLIN’ AROUND THE CORRAL WITH BOB SWEENEY

Gerri and I attended the Englewood Chamber of Commerce May 27 35th Annual Business Awards Banquet. I was especially pleased to see Front Range Pharmacy, mentioned in this column recently, win the “Emerging Business Of The Year” award located in downtown Englewood. These two, very talented pharmacists, Bridget Logan and Michael Scruggs have designed and …

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Critical race theory needs close examination

We’re hearing a great deal about “Critical Race Theory.” What is it all about? “Imprimis,” a publication by Hillsdale College features an article by Christopher F. Rufo that walks through his interpretation of “Critical Race Theory.” Rufo is founder and director of Battlefront, a public policy research center. Here’s portions of his report: “In explaining …

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THE EYES HAVE IT – Remember the misery index?

History may not repeat itself, but it often rhymes. Today’s economic news has a familiar rhyme, at least to those old enough to remember the 1970s. Not disco music and leisure suits but the Jimmy Carter presidency.  Carter popularized the phrase “Misery Index”, a simple numeric measure of how the average American is doing economically. …

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BARBWIRE BOB – RAMBLIN’ AROUND THE CORRAL WITH BOB SWEENEY

Agriculture is vital to our very existence and we must have food to sustain our existence. Certainly we can have fake meatless varieties, vegan delights, and gluten free breads. But each of our food chain products goes through a major amount of development to reach the grocery store shelves and our dining room tables. I …

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