STEM suspect faces new charges following jail fight
The older STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect is facing new charges in a separate case after he allegedly initiated a fight with another inmate at the Douglas County Jail. Devon Erickson, …
Colorado issues order limiting indoor crowds as COVID dial expires
Colorado allowed its “dial” of coronavirus restrictions to expire as expected in mid-April, clearing the path for local public health agencies to decide what limits to enforce on businesses and …

Joshua Rivero, Anne Barrington win town council seats 

Joshua Rivero and Anne Barrington are the Town of Parker’s newest council members after being the top two vote-getters in an April 20 special election. The candidates will serve in the …
From left, Commissioners George Teal, Lora Thomas and Abe Laydon

Douglas County fires health board member over letter to editor

For the second time this year, the Douglas County commissioners are looking to replace a board of health member who spoke out against the county’s plan to leave Tri-County Health …

Students in Parker schools help Make-A-Wish

Ponderosa High School and Chapparal High School completed their wish week celebrations on April 9, raising a combined $98,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation. Each participating school has a “wish …

New type of political organization joins Parker council election

A type of political organization previously unseen in Parker's town elections has begun sending out mailers in support of two candidates for the April 20 special election. The two organizations, both …

PACE exhibit features local student art

The PACE Center has begun its annual Bright Future Exhibit of local student artwork.  The exhibit follows a student portfolio day where young aspiring artists meet with art professors and …

Snakes in the grass on the move

Even with some scattered rain and snowstorms, the hint of warmer weather leads to more sightings of snakes and other small animals as they prepare for the hot summer months. Isaac Mertens, owner of …

News

Statehouse bill makes commissioners leery

Elbert County commissioners discussed yet another piece of legislation that they believe will hurt the agriculture industry at their April 14 meeting. Senate Bill 21-135 would make it a misdemeanor …

Life

New Thornton Arts exhibit unites range of cultures

Audiences aren’t the only ones missing cultural events like art shows during the pandemic shutdown - the creatives have also been missing the opportunities to have their work seen and connected …

Sports

CHSAA moves place, date for state volleyball tournament

AURORA -- The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs will be the host venue for this year's state volleyball tournament. Brad Cochi, CHSAA's new digital media director, also said the tournament …

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Michael Norton
Winning Words

Listening to the whispers of success

This past week I was reminded of something as I once again experienced the intimacy, joy and power found in a whisper. Although it is just my wife and I who live in our home now, for some reason I …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A century ago wasn’t just any old time

Things were different one hundred years ago. For example, no one wore flip-flops to the airport. However, there were no flip-flops and few airports. That makes a difference. They had a presidential …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The sun comes up, and here we go again

The sun comes up right behind Sue and Andy’s house. At least that’s what it looks like from where I am. They live directly across the street and have an even better view than I do because …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

‘The 60 to 60 Success Plan for Life’

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a passenger in my friend’s Porsche 911 as he demonstrated how fast going from zero to 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds feels. And I will share with you …
Coming Attractions

Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …
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