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End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it … more

Broncos will make their Case with new quarterback

Case Keenum is joining his fifth team in five years and the Denver Broncos are turning to their fifth quarterback since Peyton Manning retired 24 months ago. General manager John Elway called Keenum … more

Man impersonates officer in Parker, police say

The Parker Police Department is asking for help from community members in identifying a man they say impersonated an officer March 1, near the intersection of Canterberry Trail and Paperflower Drive. … more

Police use of social media to deliver news concerns some experts

It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised. Then, an introduction: "I would like you to hear from me, what happened,'' Douglas … more

Douglas County students leave class to advocate for school safety

In front of the main entrance to Highlands Ranch High School stood about 100 students. Some held up large posters with writing, others chanted, “We want change and we want it now,” and, “Show … more

Lions finish second at state tourney

There were smiles and a few tears as the Lutheran boys basketball team players accepted the trophy for taking runner-up honors in the March 10 Class 3A state basketball championship game. Bayfield … more

Public invited to discussion on gun violence and mental health at church in Highlands Ranch

St. Andrew United Methodist Church is hosting a special gun panel forum at 10:30 a.m. March 18. Panelists at the forum, titled “Protection of Law Enforcement, Churches, and the General Community … more

‘Everybody was in shock’

Kyle Cordova loves his job. He enjoys working outdoors in the mountains. And he takes pride in providing Coloradans roads to drive on that he believes are better than in any other state. Cordova, 27, … more

‘You can’t fill those shoes’: Teachers, students remember slain teacher

A wooden cross marks the lonely prairie crossroads where Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson was found dead in 2010. At the school, 16 miles south, Wilson’s final, stoic yearbook photo hangs in … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Kyra Prokuski, Douglas County The junior had three assists in a 4-2 girls soccer victory over Bear Creek on March 8. Maddie Duren, ThunderRidge The senior scored the winning goal in overtime in the … more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … more

Storied scrolls from ancient times come to Denver

The oldest known Biblical documents, dating back more than 2,000 years, were discovered in 1947 by young Bedouin goat herders in a cave near the Dead Sea. Eventually, archaeologists discovered more … more

Scripting a night of fun with ScreenPLAY

There are some movie characters that just stick with you. Maybe they go through something you can relate to throughout the course of the film, or have a line that seems to apply directly to your … more

The hardest things in life could well be the easiest things in life

While facilitating a workshop for a corporate client, I asked the class a simple question. I asked them this, “What is the hardest thing about getting on an elevator?” As I looked out at the … more

Sometimes when all seems good, that really is the case

If it’s on the floor, it’s on the menu. If it’s near the floor, it’s on the menu. Who would drink toilet water if he could reach it? No, it’s not: 1. A Republican, or 2. A Democrat. Who … more

Good financial advice that applies to any age

Investors may be puzzled by current market and economic news. After a long run that appears to have had virtually no volatility, February and March showed market swings never seen before in the … more

Editorial: Even in Colorado, we could all use more sunshine

Local governments, law enforcement agencies, school districts and other taxpayer-funded entities are sharing more information than ever with the public, thanks to the internet. Want information on a … more

Hilltop Social Club keeps little school thriving

For nearly 100 years, the ladies of the Hilltop Social Club have gathered at the little schoolhouse located southeast of Parker at 5748 Flintwood Road, to socialize and plan activities within the … more

Fashion Week celebrates dynamic scene

When people think about fashionable cities, most probably imagine places like New York City, Paris, or Milan. Wherever they imagine, odds are, Denver doesn’t rank high on the list. In recent years, … more
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