STEM School shooter sentenced to life in prison without parole plus hundreds of extra years

“There is no describing the terror I still experience to this day," a teacher said during the sentencing.
How Colorado state law will help shape Douglas County’s new health agency
As Douglas County proceeds with breaking away from the Tri-County Health Department and building its own public health agency, the next major step for the agency will be selecting a public health …

Parker remembers 9/11; residents share their memories of the attacks

As Adam Kovaly walked through a 9/11 memorial in Parker on the 20th anniversary of the attacks, his three children walked alongside him, peering at printed-out photos from that day. “That’s so …

STEM School shooter's sentence was meant to send message

Breathless, Syketha Sprague tried to describe for a Douglas County judge the lifelong impact of a school shooting. Her voice started out as a strained whisper. Sprague uttered her words between gasps …

It's official: Douglas County appoints members to its new health board 

The Douglas County commissioners during a Sept. 14 meeting formally appointed five board members to their newly-formed health department. Decisions about public health in the county will now be …

Draft Congress map would keep Douglas County intact

Douglas County would almost entirely be represented by a single member of the U.S. House of Representatives under the latest map draft released by the state’s independent congressional …

News

Douglas County school board slate announced

An organization called “Kids First DCSD” has announced several school board candidates running as a slate for the November election, according to a news release from the group. The slate consists …

Life

Open your door to the built environment

Even a casual drive around the Denver metro area will unveil a bevy of architectural gems, with even more design secrets hiding behind doors you might not expect. But since getting an invite to house …

Sports

Top-ranked Castle View soccer team can't vanquish rival Regis Jesuit

Castle View, the top-ranked boys soccer team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, ran into a stubborn opponent on Sept. 14 in its Continental League opener against Regis Jesuit. The Sabercats of Castle …

Voices
Winning Words

Opinion: Adding experience to life’s greatest teachers

This column is dedicated to all the wonderful and committed teachers in our communities. Before the pandemic began, they already had my deepest respect. So, a big shout-out to each teacher in my life …
Linda Newell

Opinion: Can we really prevent suicide? Maybe

It’s no secret that Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. But what remains elusive is why and what we can do about it to truly make a significant difference. As the former …
A crowd gathers at the twin memorial fountains at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, New York, as twin blue beacons pierce the night sky on Sept. 11, 2017.

Something to remember on 9/11 anniversary

One beautiful fall morning, we all realized how trivial all of our high dudgeon really was.
Financial Strategies

Opinion: Rounding third base as fourth quarter nears

The fourth quarter of the year begins soon. Investors are still on the edge of their seats concerned about potential tax law changes and any Federal Reserve policy that might spook the financial …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Opinion: Decaffeinate and de-escalate

On any given day I will usually have one or two cups of coffee in the morning. On those days where I have three or four, I feel a very palpable difference … I am wired.
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