Douglas County Health Department moving forward on facility, services, staff

The Douglas County Health Department is on its way to providing services, having a facility and hiring staff as the agency prepares to fully separate from Tri-County Health Department later this …

Parker mayor backs grocery-tax repeal without council support

Parker mayor plans to attempt repealing grocery tax without council approval Parker Mayor Jeff Toborg told the town council April 25 that he plans to participate in a citizen’s ballot …

Student group proposes policies, classes for Douglas County schools

Douglas County students envision a number of new initiatives, policy updates and class offerings throughout the district in the next few years. Student Advisory Group subcommittees presented to …

Parker Trader Joe’s opens its doors

Dozens of customers lined up down the sidewalk of Trader Joe’s May 6 as the store cut its ribbon and allowed hungry Parkerites inside for the very first time. As the lei-wearing customers …
Douglas County School District turns over withdrawn request for teacher absences
A judge’s order resulted in the Douglas County School District naming a man who in February requested the names of teachers who were absent on the day of a contentious sick-out and then …

From Ukraine to Larkspur: A family adjusts to life in Douglas County

Maryna and Oleksandr Sheveria miss Ukrainian bread. They miss the taste and the texture of the freshly baked crust. They miss their home and their dog and their two cats. They miss the mundane …

Second Chances program seeks to resolve Douglas County warrants

Facing a backlog of court cases and derailed procedures due to the pandemic, the 18th Judicial District is holding its second Second Chances event in Douglas County on May 7.  Second Chances …

Douglas County funds second youth community response team

More students experiencing a mental health crisis in Douglas County schools will soon have access to trained responders after the Douglas County commissioners funded an expansion of the …

Man arrested on murder charges for Castle Rock death

Florida police have arrested a man who is alleged to have killed his mother in Castle Rock.  On May 3, Matthew Buchanan, 32, was arrested in Monroe County, Florida on charges including second …

News

Fort Lupton football program may be on the chopping block

The Weld Re-8 board of education pointed its budget eyes toward the Fort Lupton High School athletic program during a May 12 workshop. The area of specific interest was the Bluedevils' football …

Life

Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important …

Sports

State 3A tennis thread

Noon May 14 COLORADO SPRINGS -- Holy Family's No. 1 doubles team advanced to the state 3A tennis finals. Clara Meisner and Sarah Stonehocker face Anna Day and Maria Christoffersen of D'Evelyn …

Voices
Amy Fiala

Guest column: Saving energy costs in warm weather

We know customer bills and energy usage are topics of conversation in the communities we serve. Here are five jobs to tackle to help reduce your energy usage and make your home — and appliances — more energy efficient.
Michael Norton

Column: Listening for the voice of grace

So many of you enjoyed the quote I used last week, I thought I would begin this one with another of his quotes, “Graciousness is more than good manners. It is more than courtesy. It is the …
Thelma Grimes

From the Editor: A sign of aging

It recently hit me that a true sign of aging is not about actual age, graying hair or straining a muscle in the back while picking up something as simple as a comb. Instead, what hit me is how much …
Michael Norton

Column: We all have hills to climb

Many years ago, there was a video out, I believe it was produced by Hungry Man Dinners. And the title was the NFL’s Hungriest Men. One of the featured athletes was my favorite player that I had the …

Column: Ideas for the holiday that’s truly for everyone

You’ve seen the ads, the social media posts, signs in the windows — all getting ready for a day that many people impatiently anticipate or dread. Yup, it’s Mother’s Day again. When some …
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