1 killed, 1 injured in Castle Rock shooting after fight

An overnight shooting left one person dead and another injured, and police have taken the suspect into custody, the Castle Rock Police Department said.

Words about LGBTQ+ community matter, say leaders across Denver area in wake of Club Q shooting

In the wake of a deadly mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, city and county leaders to the north are among those denouncing hate and violence.

Consumers encouraged to keep some holiday spending local

Reality is simple: Local businesses are at a disadvantage when competing with the price and convenience of Amazon and online shopping offered through the big-box stores such as Walmart and …

Douglas County School District plans for universal preschool

Ahead of the launch of state-funded universal pre-kindergarten in 2023-24, the Douglas County School District is working out its role in the new program.  During the Nov. 15 board meeting, …

Douglas County commissioners highlight ARPA fund designations in annual State of the County

In honor of the multi-generational impacts of the public services to Douglas County, the State of the County lunch was held Nov. 16. to celebrate the 20 years of partnership in Douglas County and the plans for federal funds.

Parker Task Force Seeks Donations from the Community for Thanksgiving Meals 

The Parker Task Force is asking for the community’s help in making the Thanksgiving holiday brighter for local families in need. The food bank is seeking donations of holiday food baskets so …

Differences and devotion during Chile's constitutional reform

On Sept. 4, Chileans across the world anxiously checked their social media feeds and Whatsapp group chats, wondering about the future of their country. Would Chile adopt a new constitution?

Couple from Ukraine finds support from town

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, the country has suffered devastating destruction with 6.6 million people displaced inside Ukraine, and more than 6.3 million people fleeing to neighboring …

Lone Tree resident launches company offering guided hikes

As the sun set on an October evening in Lone Tree, a golden glow was cast upon Lorene Jervik as she walked silently with headphones on at the Bluffs Regional Park and Trail.  Beside her was …

La Rola makes its home in Littleton

After time in a food truck, a Denver food hall and two cloud kitchens, the owners of La Rola Colombian Kitchen are pleased that their move to Littleton lets them focus a little more on customer …

News

Castle Rock mayor muses on next term

Heading into his second term as Castle Rock’s mayor after running uncontested, Jason Gray feels confident voters are supportive of his model of “growth with vision” when it comes to …

Life

Holiday Art Market opens at Depot

In addition to walls filled with paintings, Littleton Fine Arts Guild members feature small arts and crafts pieces that make great gifts as they open the Holiday Art and Gift Market at the Depot Art …

Sports

Valor, Creek to vie for championship

Valor Christian earned another shot at Cherry Creek on Nov. 26 with a 42-41 double overtime victory over Ralston Valley in a Class 5A semifinal playoff game at Valor Christian. After Ralston Valley …

Voices

Column: Seniors’ Council meeting to explore cohousing

If you crave a closer community connection, but still value living independently in your own home, cohousing might be right for you. Trish Becker, executive director of the Cohousing Association of …

From the Editor: Support your local newsroom and local nonprofits

We are in the full swing of the holiday season — the time for giving and helping others. Instead of getting, Colorado residents can make a difference by giving during this holiday season through …

Column: Maintaining the attitude of gratitude

The executive had put out a message out to his network that he was looking to hire top-performing salespeople for his team. While reconnecting with a former colleague, he also mentioned to her that …

From the Editor: The analysis begins

The elections are over. I may have shed a little tear of happiness knowing the ads on television, in print and invading my mailbox will now stop. Now, it’s time to overanalyze why the results are …

Column Choosing benefits — planning for 2023

November is open enrollment season. This could be for your employer, Medicare or the Affordable Care Act Exchange. But it is not just health insurance you need to consider. Employees may also have …
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