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Columns

  • My summer, tapped

    I’m not the craftiest with puns, especially ones that are unintended. One can imagine, then, my surprise when I rediscovered an earlier article of mine that headlined, “Big summer on tap in Brighton.” I had no idea this summer events guide would be just as personally prophetic as it was citywide.

  • My "Old Town Road"

     

     

    By Liam Adams

    Staff Writer

    Prelude

    In both the original version of “Old Town Road” by Billy Ray Cyrus and the newer rap version by Lil Nas X, Billy Ray sings,

    Yeah I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road

    I’m gonna ride ‘til I can’t no more

  • Stranger Things, my hometown and Brighton City Council

     Seemingly, those things are unrelated, but watch.

    If you’re as crazy as me, you spent the entire weekend watching “Stranger Things 3.” Sure, the show possesses unrealistic elements: nasty monsters, girls with psychokinetic powers, and a parallel universe (my theory of what the Upside Down is). While I’m a huge sci-fi nerd, there’s one other element of the show that tugs at me: Hawkins, IN.

     

  • Recent mental health first aid helps with family member

    I went to a Mental Health First Aid to cover a story about suicide in March at the Platte Valley Medical Center, it was provided by the Community Reach Center.  It was designed to help people recognize symptoms of suicide.

    It was a course that helped me save my nephew.

  • Greetings from the newest member of our team

    Dear neighbors,

    It’s nice to meet you. My name is Liam Adams and I’m the newest addition to the MetroWest Newspapers team. You might have seen a few stories of mine, or have actually seen my face around town. However, I thought it’s best that you’re properly introduced.

  • COLUMN: Cultural offenses show we are only human

            When the president traveled to London this past week there were numerous articles about him breaking custom protocols such as, raising and clicking his champagne glass together with the queen and patting her on the back. In America, it is a habit of affection patting someone on the back; it’s our customs and behaviors.  It’s really not that bad, but we tend to forget. 

  • COLUMN: It's OK not to be OK

     Community Reach Center extends our condolences to the victims and families affected by the violence at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch. We’d like to share some tips to gain proper support in the aftermath of such a tragic event.

  • What I've learned reporting your news

     At this time of year, school-aged kids are often encouraged to reflect on the experiences they’ve had over the past year and what they’ve learned from them. What is mentioned less often is that if one remains present in their work, anyone in any profession can and will continue to learn new things – about themselves, their chosen area of work and the world around them.

  • A dose of a reporter's own medicine

     It’s been a while since anyone thought of turning the professional tables on reporters.

    We are the ones trained to ask the questions, get the answers, disseminate the information and do so accurately and fairly.

  • Caregivers need care, too