Superintendent outlines district’s safety, mental health measures
A month has passed since the tragic event at STEM School Highlands Ranch, which will forever change our community. I continue to be touched by the outpouring of support and love as we work to support …

Douglas County mental health leaders gather for summit

In a banquet hall filled with mental health professionals, three Douglas County mothers sat in front of microphones and began talking. They shared thoughts about parenting their children with mental …
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Open space, high density or somewhere in the middle?

Parker town officials have a vision: a downtown with a walkable marketplace, a variety of dining choices — an exciting, vibrant space that draws customers to downtown and generates revenue. The …

Bond-funded projects underway at area schools

Douglas County will ask voters to shift tax dollars from justice center to roads

Legend High athletic director on leave amid investigation

Third group of National Merit scholars named

‘A tradition every year’

Parker Days 2019 came and went June 6-9 bringing with it a weekend of fun as summer draws nearer. Thousands turned out from across the Denver metro area to celebrate one of the first major fair and …

Open space, high density or somewhere in the middle?

Parker town officials have a vision: a downtown with a walkable marketplace, a variety of dining choices — an exciting, vibrant space that draws customers to downtown and generates revenue. The …

This summer, put down the phone

Summer is here, which typically means teenagers have more free time on their hands. And their hands may often be even more busy with their smartphones as they try to stay in touch with friends and …

Make-A-Wish helps local teen find a new passion

Kenzie Bay was on a climbing trip with her family in Utah when she experienced her first flare of pancreatitis, her mother recalls. For the next two years, she would endure excruciating stomach pain, …

One month in, state GOP vice chair pulls Sullivan recall effort

With one month down and one to go, the Colorado Republican Party's vice chair has ended her effort to remove state Rep. Tom Sullivan from office, saying the party will instead focus on other recalls …

'It's all about community'

One by one or in groups, cyclists coasted down a hill on Highway 83 and descended into Castle Rock and the finish line June 2 during the annual Elephant Rock Ride. The easy ride into Franktown was a …

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

Man sentenced in Castle Rock woman's death

The school bus driver accused of causing an accident that left a 92-year-old woman dead in 2018 has been sentenced after pleading guilty to careless driving resulting in death. Steven Blair, of …

Life

Take a look at how the stars shine for you

There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of …

Sports

‘Opponents fear and respect her’

Arapahoe High School soccer player Audrey Weiss is one of those players who can never move around much without being marked by an opponent or two. She always seemed to make things happen for the …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Hey kids, life is nice without that device

I was standing at the crossroads a few years ago. Along came a fellow with a guitar. Said his name was Robert Johnson and that he had something to sell, but not to me. I told him, “Me too.” He …
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Winning Words

Keep yourself humble to avoid a stumble

One of my favorite things to see is a humble winner. Not only a humble winner, but also a humble leader who willingly shares the victory and gives credit to the team around them, their friend, or a …
Norton
Winning Words

Keeping commitments we make to ourselves

As any good salesperson or sales manager will tell you, getting a “verbal” commitment or a “verbal” yes from a prospect, without a signed agreement or authorized transaction, just doesn’t …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Peak experience is a case of aiming way too high

The greatest risk I am willing to take is grocery shopping in Douglas County on a Saturday afternoon. It is an electrifying episode of “Supermarket Sweep” conjoined with a dress rehearsal for …
Norton
Winning Words

The starts and stops of life deserve attention

Although the summer doesn’t officially begin until June 20, we often talk about Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of the summer. Parties, barbeques, picnics, and all sorts of outdoor …
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