Douglas County School District's medical marijuana policy spurs impassioned pleas

For more than a year, Ben Wann and his family have urged the Douglas County School District to change its medical marijuana policy in two ways: allow him to keep his medical marijuana at school and …
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Kindness Week inspired by Rachel's Challenge

Kindness Week, an annual tradition celebrated by students and staff at all three American Academy campuses, took on even greater meaning this year when the school was inspired by Rachel's Challenge …

Chaparral captures volleyball crown

Jazz bar set to open in Parker

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STEM suspect had troubled upbringing, mental illness, attorneys say

Turkey Day 5K a 'family tradition'
Northwest Douglas County is gearing up for another year of the Chamber of Commerce's Turkey Day 5K, which is partnering again with the county's Fallen Officer Fund. Online registration for the …

Chaparral captures volleyball crown

Chaparral collected one more victory than last year in the state volleyball tournament, but Valor Christian and Lutheran couldn't duplicate their finishes from the 2018 tournament. The three-day, …

Mother who killed her baby gets life in prison

A woman convicted of killing her own newborn child was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole at a Nov. 15 hearing. The sentence for Camille Wasinger-Konrad, 25, was mandatory …

Legend and Chaparral high schools compete: 'Anything we can give... is a success to us'

Chaparral and Legend high schools compete in many things — sports, academics, spirit. The two 5A high schools in Parker are crosstown rivals that never shy from a chance to prove which school tops …

Southeast Community Outreach Cares opens new home

To Dennis Gorton, one of the most impressive things about the new building for Parker's Southeast Community Outreach Cares (SECORCares or SECOR) is the design of its free food market. “There aren't …

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

STEM shooting suspect grew up amid abuse, his mother says

As a Nov. 20 hearing for the younger STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect came to a close, individuals from all sides of the tragedy tried to stifle their tears. Parents of students present …

Life

Tire Mom’s new book shares story of loss and healing

It’s common knowledge how important vehicle maintenance is to having a safe driving experience, but there’s one thing many don’t consider until there’s a problem — tire condition. Diana …

Sports

Coaches heading into big seasons

It’s getting down to crunch time for the high school football playoffs just as the season for the winter sports teams is starting. Practice for boys and girls basketball, ice hockey, girls swimming …

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Confidently pursuing our success is needed approach

Perhaps you do not agree with the statement that there is power in the way we see ourselves, and that is OK, I welcome you to challenge the theory here. There are countless stories of success where …
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Are you an average investor, with emotions driving decisions?

The nation’s leading investor behavior study for over 25 years was just released. I always find these interesting since it highlights our human nature … to make decisions with our emotions. Most …
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Nicknames can be enigmatic, charismatic, emblematic, problematic

Most of us, including me, have nicknames. Most of us who have nicknames didn’t nickname ourselves, and that’s where this column comes in. Like everything else that we say and do these days, …
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School district handles finances to maintain even keel in storm

No matter where you get your news, chances are you have heard about a possible recession in the near future. A search for the word “recession” on Google recently increased five-fold. What does …
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Consistent healthy self-image leads to consistent success

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” ­­— Dwayne Johnson Having spent so much time studying personal …
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