Douglas County finds property tax error affecting thousands
Douglas County says an error made when calculating residential and commercial property taxes resulted in thousands of homes receiving incorrect tax statements in January. Approximately 7,600 property …
Making time for March Madness
Doug Pruitt’s glass of a dark micobrew, sweating as it rested on a coaster at the Library Co., a bar in Castle Rock, was still half full. Arms crossed, eyes gazing upward at one of the four TVs …

Q&A with Jack Eddington chief petty officer of Naval Sea Cadets

Jack Eddington, 17, is chief petty officer of the Lexington Division (Denver) of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, a program for young people that teaches naval disciplines through leadership and …

Elizabeth man accused of killing his mother

An Elizabeth man was jailed March 12 on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his mother, according to court and jail records. Wade Garrett McVicker-Thornton, 24, is …

Collaboration Campus gets new name, hefty donation

Arapahoe Community College's Collaboration Campus project has a new name, and one that came with a hefty and historical donation. ACC has received $10 million from the Sturm Family Foundation, which …

Police scanner access fading as agencies cite safety

Deputy Corie Chance sped in his vehicle to the scene of a shooting that would leave fellow Deputy Zackari Parrish dead and six other people injured. Chance's radio told him a gunman shot multiple …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

News

Gun and archery range application moves to town council

The Parker Planning Commission met March 14 with the sole agenda item being the discussion and approval of a "use by special review" request for a gun and archery range in the Parker Homestead …

Life

Learn about Loretto Heights’ history at presentation

“Loretto Heights — A Synopsis of Historical and Architectural Significance” will be Martha Kirkpatrick’s topic when she speaks twice on March 25 for the Englewood Historic Preservation …

Sports

Lending a hand deserves applause

It was late in the third period of the state semifinal game against eventual state champion Regis Jesuit when Alex Harlan set up Chaparral’s best scoring chance of the contest. The Chaparral senior …

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Winning Words

Understanding the simple truth of success

Why do we struggle with achieving success when there really is no secret to success? Is it because we have overcomplicated the thought or definition of success? Or is it because we really just …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Battling at backgammon — that’s just how we roll

It is one man against one woman, without handicap or charity or concession. There is strategy and there is luck. There is grit and there is determination. Words are said in the heat of competition …
Janine Vanderburg
Living and Aging Well

A call for change in how we talk about aging

How we talk about aging, older adults and ageism makes a difference. Douglas County — like the rest of Colorado and the United States — is becoming older, a result of advances in health and …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Knowing when it’s time for a change

Have you ever felt the need to change something in your life? My guess would be yes, we all have at some point. And the anguish and torment we struggle with while we go through the thought process …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Looks like America isn’t good enough for America’s pastime

Play ball. The 2019 Major League Baseball season is about to get underway. Did I just hear yawns? Attendance was down at 17 MLB stadiums last year from the year before. There are a number of theories …
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