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Temple Grandin urges workforce inclusion, trade skills

Local community leaders recently heard from renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin on employing people with disabilities and workplace inclusion. Developmental Pathways serves individuals with … more

18th Judicial District investigator honored

An investigator from the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has been honored by the Colorado District Attorneys Council, according to a news release. Matt Hanagan received the 2019 Mike Bell … more

New coach aims to reverse team’s trend

I recall talking with former Douglas County football coach Gene Hill after a couple games and he would always say his team needed to learn how to win. Well, it’s early, but at least the Huskies … more

Legend Defensive end counts on hard work

One of the things Cam Smith set out to improve this summer was his football techniques. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Legend senior defensive end worked hard to accomplish that. “For me personally, my … more

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it … more

Check out groceries, human scenery, and emotionally

“Place the item in the bag.” “Place the item in the bag.” How many times could you hear “Place the item in the bag” before losing your mind? This is an ode to the 21st-century American … more

Owls in spotlight in fest at Audubon center

The annual HOOTenanny Festival at Audubon Nature Center — located at 11280 Waterton Road southwest of Littleton — extends to five days this year, culminating in the only Owl and Music Festival in … more

Recycling event accepts electronics, items for shredding

Douglas County is co-sponsoring a free community recycling event that will accept electronics and up to three file boxes or kitchen trash bags of paper for shredding. There is not a limit on the … more

Colorado Aperture show offers award-winning photos

Dana Smith’s “Jitterbug,” a jazzy close-up photo of a petite ladybug (dancing? singing?), was awarded Best of Show in the “2019 Colorado Aperture” exhibit at the Depot Art Center, 2069 W. … more

Archery on target for growing popularity

Archery is challenging, but can also be a way to relax. It’s a social sport, as well as a way for an individual to strive to achieve a personal best. “It gets in your blood,” said Jim Murrow of … more

Quality of Life Plus joins River Deep Alliance

The River Deep Foundation has joined forces with Quality of Life Plus, an organization that challenges university students to create novel solutions to improve the lives of injured veterans, first … more

9/11 remembered at Colorado Memorial Stair Climb

When the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York happened on September 11, 2001, West Metro Fire firefighter Brad Harmon was sitting in a classroom for paramedics school. He was sent … more

Douglas County to ‘spread’ transportation funding

A new approval process to receive federal transportation funds has allowed smaller communities in Douglas County to have transportation needs addressed. more

Theatrical season gets underway with bright start

Over the years, Broadway shows have come to embrace all kinds of musical styles, but there are some that show up far less frequently than others. And among the rarest to make an appearance has to be … more

Ballot will hold questions for Parker voters

Proposed changes to term limits for Parker elected officials — and other administrative matters — will be on this year's ballot for Parker voters. Parker voters will have nine questions on this … more

H2O'Brien Pool makes way for Barker Days

Owen Whisker's 1-year-old German Shepherd Ash was a little skittish of the water at first. Trying to find ways to retrieve tennis balls from the edge of the H2O'Brien Pool Sept. 7, Ash found himself … more

Noise ordinance follows Tailgate complaints

Parker Town Council approved changes to the town's noise ordinance to allow for commercial businesses to use outdoor loudspeakers and public address systems between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. … more

Commissioners OK new ballot for tax reallocation

Douglas County could have an additional $12.5 million per year for road improvements after commissioners voted to revise a November ballot item during a Sept. 3 meeting. If approved by voters, the … more

Award-winning author releases middle grade book

Kids and horses were made for each other, especially when the kid is a young Colorado teen who dreams of owning a real mustang. But adopting wild horses isn't easy, especially when the young filly … more
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