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Dozens rally in Douglas County as commissioners ask governor for full reopening

Following a rally that gathered a crowd of at least 100 people, Douglas County commissioners approved a resolution asking the governor of Colorado to fully reopen the county. Specifically, the … more

Douglas County guard says sinking shots is the point

What Jaeton Hackley believes is the best part of basketball is probably the same for most players. “Seeing the ball through the hoop is the best part of basketball in my opinion,” said Hackley, … more

Colorado's newest In-N-Out opens in Lone Tree

People lined up to eat “burgers for breakfast” as the famed fast food chain In-N-Out Burger opened its newest Colorado location in Lone Tree, near Park Meadows mall. The restaurant, located at … more

‘Fearless pioneers and tireless trailblazers’

Dallas Burleson stepped up to the lectern and welcomed people joining Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus for a Sunday service. She was accompanied onstage by her daughter, Stacie Burleson, to … more

Black educators urge culture shift in Douglas County School District

Last year, in the span of three months, the Douglas County School District saw every person of color in its cabinet — the highest level of district administration beneath the board of education — … more

Douglas County School District faces 'arduous journey' toward racial equity

In the predominantly white Douglas County School District, some African-American students have reported racial slurs repeatedly scrawled in bathroom stalls, a cavalier use of the N-word by their … more

Love by the model trainload

“Do you believe in magic?” With the wave of a magic wand and an “abracadabra,” Ken Cook walked through the secret entrance — one he asked us not to divulge — to his model train room. In … more

Parker mayor tries to put focus on future

Jeff Toborg has only been mayor of Parker for about two months, but already, his tenure has been marked by controversy. Toborg’s personal views came under scrutiny from some members of the … more

Couples find love amid pandemic whirlwind

On Oct. 21, Chuck Coughlin was visiting his wife’s grave in a Boulder cemetery when he noticed a woman visiting her husband’s grave. He saw her name — Marj O’Reilly — on the tombstone next … more

Hockey team ready to fight for every inch

Chaparral hockey coach Ryan Finnefrock knows the value of having a good team captain. He was a captain when he played for Ralston Valley over 10 years ago and now he has three captains on his Chap … more

Custom home in Franktown puts focus on health

A custom home built in unincorporated Douglas County was featured in an interior design trade magazine and received a certification from an organization focused on healthy living spaces. The … more

Word on the heat: Forget the controversy, enjoy your chiles

Hatch, Pueblo, Anaheim or an upstart from Greeley — Coloradans have differences of opinion on who grows green chiles best. But when it comes to the state’s love for the spicy fruit (yes, fruit), … more

Brauchler closes out tenure as DA

His time helming Colorado’s largest judicial district began and ended with shootings that horrified the nation. Cases like those — the 2012 Aurora theater shooting and the STEM School Highlands … more

Basketball season will look different

There is to be a 2021 Colorado high school basketball season — although nothing is certain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Basketball practices for boys and girls were to begin on Jan. 18 and … more

Snowshoeing: ‘Viewing the world in a different lens’

With health officials continuing to encourage outdoor activities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s one affordable winter activity that’s getting folks outside, active and socially … more

Bennet gets up-close look at Sandstone Ranch in Douglas County

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet spent a recent morning visiting Sandstone Ranch in southwest Douglas County and learning about the 18-mile stretch of I-25 known as the Gap that is under construction. … more

‘Just a regular guy’: Mike Waid reflects on his tenure as mayor of Parker

Sitting at a picnic bench in O’Brien Park in downtown Parker, Mike Waid, then with less than one month remaining as mayor, recited his favorite line to the question of what he plans to do next. … more

New year's resolutions: Experts say to 'set small goals' and 'find the joy'

After the most disruptive year in generations upended the social, financial and mental well-being of billions across the world, the question many face with the arrival of the new year is: What’s … more

How to elevate your baking game

Nothing brightens a home quite like the warmth and smell of baking bread, but life at a mile high means baking the perfect loaf can get a bit tricky. “High-altitude baking is definitely a skill … more

Sky Ridge staff receive first COVID-19 vaccine shots

Dozens of frontline medical workers stood in line down a Sky Ridge Medical Center corridor Dec. 16, waiting to receive their first injections of the COVID-19 vaccine. Sky Ridge received 195 vials of … more
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