Snow pauses wildfire growth, officials cautious

Parts of northern Colorado around the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires received up to a foot of snow between Oct. 25 and 26, pausing the growth of the two largest wildfires in state history. …
People packed into the Tailgate Tavern Oct. 23 to pack meals for families displaced by local wildfires. Meals included a sandwich, cookie, chips and water — so much water, John Jordan said he may have to take two trips.

Parker pitches in for fire relief

In just two days, about two dozen people packed about 500 meals for displaced families in Colorado wildfires. A dining area of the Tailgate Tavern and Grill in downtown Parker turned into a makeshift …

Campaign donations pour in for Douglas County commissioner candidates

Campaign contributions to candidates vying for two seats on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners already total more than 10 times the amount contributed in 2016, with tens of thousands of …

Committee pushes slate for Parker mayor, council

A new group has grown out of a local movement opposing new development in Parker, and it's making a big push to get four candidates elected in the municipal election. The Committee for Hometown …
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Special election needed to fill Parker council vacancy

The Town of Parker will hold a special election in early 2021 to fill the vacancy left on town council. Parker Town Council met Oct. 21 to entertain a motion to appoint an interim councilmember. None …
The first-place winner in the division four competition was “Boosted to the Ballot Box” by Erika Olson, a senior at Douglas County High School.

Future voters participate in art contest focused on democracy

More than 100 students from across Douglas County participated in a local art contest this year focused on depicting democracy. The participants, from kindergarten through high school students, used …

Voter turnout rises in Douglas County

Douglas County is seeing a higher volume of ballots cast compared to the same period in 2016, according to county officials. As of Oct. 23, about 58,500 more ballots had been returned in Douglas …

A little litter goes a long way

Three members of the Lone Tree Sustainability Team — Carol and Steven Sorensen, and Kathy Reiner — paused on a corner at Heritage Hills Circle and Yosemite Street to compare their hauls of trash …

Castle Rock approves road map for transit options

Castle Rock now has a road map for bringing transit options to town in future years, although none of the plans are funded and it will be up to the town council to prioritize if, how and when the …

Douglas County asked to submit another mitigation plan

As the state continues to be concerned about surging cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County, officials have asked the county for the second time this month to provide an update to the plan on decreasing …

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Fast-casual chicken spot Slim Chickens to open on Smoky Hill Road

Byron and Kristen Wheeler have been in the restaurant business for years, amassing a large number of fast-food locations they run in the Denver metro area. “It’s been part of our lives as long as …

Life

Exhibit aims to express experiences of women

Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, in a historic schoolhouse in Greenwood Village, will present an exhibit by the Colorado Women’s Caucus for the Arts called “Old Myths, New …

Sports

Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista set pace at state cross country

It was a banner day for Cherry Creek on Oct. 17 at the state cross country championships but Mountain Vista also proved it is still a team to be watched. Bruins senior Parker Wolfe won the Class 5A …

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Michael Norton
Winning Words

Why these times are the times to remember

There are certainly plenty of reasons for us to want 2020 to be a distant memory. The pandemic, the heartache of lives lost, the impact it had on our family and friends who suffered and recovered, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

For curly bulbs, there’s no light at the end of the tunnel

One of our curly light bulbs burned out. Realizing I didn’t have a replacement, I went to a hardware store. They were out of curly light bulbs too. “Yes, we’re out.” “For how long?” …

Time to plan in fourth quarter

Third quarter is in the books, and we are heading into the last few months of the year. And what a year it has been. Investors have been on the edge of their seats with the election in a few short …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Do-it-yourself plumbing is a pipe dream

Indoor plumbing. The world’s population was able to do without indoor plumbing for centuries and still evolve. There are those around the world who do not have indoor plumbing to this day. Others, …
Norton
Winning Words

It’s all about perspective as we move forward

There is a guiding principle that I am sure many of you are familiar with and may have put into practice in your daily communications. It’s the principle that Stephen Covey shared in his …
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