Motorist injured after crashing into portions of two homes in Highlands Ranch

A male driver was taken to a local hospital this morning after crashing through portions of two homes in a neighborhood west of Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, authorities said on …
Crow eyes ethics reform, campaign finance, guns
After besting five-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman — who had previously proven to be ironclad in the 6th Congressional District — new Democratic Rep. Jason Crow in January entered Washington …

Hit the slopes without going broke

Vail and Beaver Creek resorts recently announced their day passes jumped to $209 per day at the door, a new all-time high, serving as a reminder that a day on the slopes is anything but cheap. …

Highlands Ranch couple wins weight-loss challenge

Six years ago, overweight by more than 80 pounds each, Kent and Linda Wilson felt emotionally exhausted and unfulfilled with life. Today, down 175 pounds altogether, the fit and healthy couple has …

‘Natura Obscura’ offers journey to dream forest

Immersive art experiences are happening across the nation these days and we are fortunate to have an absolutely delightful art-surround experience, “Natura Obscura,” awaiting us at the Museum of …

'It's really cool to see where this program has gone'

On Tuesday afternoons in the cafeteria of ThunderRidge High School, the co-ed varsity cheer team wears red shirts with a pair of initials on one sleeve. They stand for a teammate who died by suicide …

News

Gala sends adults with cancer to camp

Hazel Senz will be fighting lung cancer the rest of her life. But she said the bond she has made with other cancer patients gives her hope. Senz, 58, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in March …

Life

Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …

Sports

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, second in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, opened Continental League play with a 71-31 victory over Mountain Vista on Jan. 11. The Falcons are 13-0 …

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 …

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MIchael Norton
Winning Words

Early accelerated success leads to continued success

“A job begun is a job half done” — what a great quote, or proverb. I also like the one where it reads, “A job well begun is worth two half done.” What I am getting at here is that as I have …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A handwritten letter can speak volumes

Once a week, I go fishing. I throw a few lines out, and I never know what I am going to catch. I received an extraordinary, handwritten, four-page letter (with enclosures) from a reader named Janet …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Your ‘red zone’ may impact your portfolio

Broncos fans are still mourning the season but the Super Bowl will happen, nonetheless. Whether you are focused on the plays, commercials or the inevitable party, I can’t help but tie in a few …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Critical thinking — or just thinking critically

Just the other day someone has asked me if I had any materials, courses, or ideas that would support a classroom lesson on critical thinking. With more than a handful of books sitting on my shelf and …
Craig Marshall Smith

Haiku contest seeks / your work to be sent in by / February date

Get out your haiku. Traditional haiku are three-line poems. The first and third lines have five syllables each. The middle line has seven syllables. Haiku rarely rhyme. There are modern haiku with …
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