Fire extinguished atop Coors Brewery in Golden
A portion of the Coors Brewery in Golden Colorado was in flames Thursday.

Douglas County outlines new ways to fight virus

Douglas County has submitted a plan outlining new ways to curb the COVID-19 virus after the state's public-health department informed them they were in danger of losing their exemptions -- known as …
Two N95-type face masks, or respirators, at left. On right, a third respirator, an N100-type mask.

Teachers across Colorado to get supply of masks

Colorado will provide hundreds of thousands of medical-grade masks to schools in every district across the state, Gov. Jared Polis has announced. “We will be supplying every teacher in the state …

Colorado rent, mortgage assistance program launched in response to pandemic

A program to help Coloradans make their rent and mortgage payments has launched, the governor's office and state officials announced in mid-July. “COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives …
Don Peitzman, a former editor of the Parker Chronicle and journalist of 30 years, died July 20 at 63.

Don Peitzman, Parker journalist of 30 years, dies at 63

A journalist and photographer who documented life in Parker and Douglas County for three decades died July 20. Don Peitzman, the original editor of the Parker Chronicle and a staple of Douglas County …
House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, a Castle Rock resident, visited C&C Coffee and Kitchen on May 12, taping $20 to the storefront.

Colorado legislative leader Patrick Neville threatens suit over Polis mask order

Gov. Jared Polis announced a statewide mask requirement on July 16 that was met with swift criticism from Republican leadership. House Minority Leader Patrick Neville announced his intent to …
SPECIAL REPORT

Castle Rock restaurant that defied shutdowns closing permanently

A Castle Rock business that drew national attention for defying public health orders and reopening during restaurant shutdowns is permanently closing, its owners say. C&C Coffee and Kitchen …

My Name Is... Juliette Hoffman

About me I am a junior Girl Scout from Troop 67749. My family and I worked on the “Diverse, Inclusive, Together” patch. The purpose of the patch is to launch the conversation of race and racism …

Lone Tree stays with Tri-County mask order

All but one place in Douglas County has acted to exempt itself from the 90-day mask order issued by the Tri-County Health Department. The City of Lone Tree is the only municipality in Douglas County …

STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter sentenced to life in prison, parole after 40 years

Numerous students, teachers and community members gave tear-stricken statements during Friday's sentencing hearing for Alec McKinney at a Castle Rock courtroom.

News

Polis urges caution as virus trends improve

Just over half a month since Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide mask-wearing order — and two weeks since he cut down Colorado's last call for alcohol to 10 p.m. to discourage unruly socializing …

Life

Fitness program held in picturesque park

A new fitness series is underway in Denver’s Sculpture Park, near the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Diverse lineup of classes. Will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning the first week of August. …

Sports

Colorado high school football moves to spring

Colorado high school football will be played in the spring because of COVID-19 concerns, the state’s governing body for prep sports announced Aug. 4.   Football practices are now set …

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Is it time to change the station?

Maybe you may have heard of this radio station before, WIIFM, which stands for “What’s in it for me?” This has been one of the most popular stations that many of us have tuned into for far too …

Give life enough time and it breaks us all

“Janet,” one of my readers, can no longer read. That means she can no longer handwrite letters like the ones she has been sending to me for the past three or four years. Hers were the only …
Craig Marshall Smith
QUIET DESPERATION

Here’s an opportunity to err dirty laundry

Let’s have some fun. See if you can tell me how many typographical and grammatical errors there are in this column. Hint: there are alot. It’s going to really drive my proofreader crazy because …
Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

Reimagining and reinventing while staying true to ourselves

As individuals and companies look to the second half of the year, many have already put 2020 behind them and are looking at plans and goals for 2021. The impact has forced us all to learn how to …
Julianne Griffin
LIVING & AGING WELL

Seven surprising library perks

Everyone knows you can check out books for free at your Douglas County Libraries branch, but did you know your local library offers so much more? Your free library card offers access to a wide …
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