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Time to Talk: Sharing concerns about social media

Whenever she has free time, Jayden Parks pulls out her phone and checks Instagram or Snapchat. She scrolls through photos, comparing herself to other teens portraying what seem to be perfect lives. … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The boys lacrosse team was scheduled to put its six-game winning streak on the line against Legend in an April 25 game and then battle Mountain Vista on April 27. The Falcons have … more

Silent films speak volumes

The vast majority of the films that will be shown in the seventh annual Denver Silent Film Festival are 90 years old, at the youngest. But Howie Movshovitz, director of the festival, adamantly argues … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • New boys lacrosse coach Brent Adams has the team playing well and ranked 10th in the CHSAANow.com lacrosse poll. The Falcons play Chaparral on Feb. 19 and will be out to end a … more

‘She gave me something to live for’

Rebekah Barstnar, 23, a heroin addict, lay on a cot in a Douglas County jail cell, vomiting repeatedly, too weak to walk to the nearby bathroom. Pain in her back deepened, her bones ached, her skin … more

Colorado Community Media takes home 47 awards

Colorado Community Media received 47 excellence in journalism awards, including 26 first-place honors and the Editorial Sweepstakes prize for the second year in a row for the Littleton Independent, … more

Earth Day events encourage activist attendees

There’s a lot that separates and divides people, and it seems like the list is ever-growing — everything from religion to politics and economic status. But there’s one thing everyone has in … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The boys lacrosse team, led by TK Hammond with 16 goals and 20 points, has a non-league game on April 14 against Rockhurst of Kansas City. • The baseball team will be seeking … more

Day of note for record stores

One of the best things about the annual Record Store Day event, where local record stores all over the metro area open their doors to an intense rush of passionate music fans, is meeting people who … more

Douglas County treasurer to fill commissioner vacancy

Douglas County Republicans have spoken: County Treasurer Diane Holbert will fill the vacancy left by David Weaver and serve as the District 1 county commissioner through January, when Weaver’s term … more

Boys volleyball seeks CHSAA sanction

For more than 20 years there have been league competitions, tournaments and a state boys volleyball champion crowned, despite the fact the sport isn't sanctioned by the Colorado High School … more

State, Douglas County debut new first-responder training facility

In 2015, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jaimie Jursevics was hit and killed by a drunk driver while she directed traffic at an accident on Interstate 25 near Castle Rock. In 2016, a passing trucker … more

Women engineering into the future

Wendy Weiman’s high school counselors suggested social work as a good career for her. But even as a child, Weiman knew she wanted to become an engineer. And as she got older, her curiosity for how … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The baseball team scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh on March 29 to beat Pueblo West, 10-9 , on Jordan Tyler’s walk-off triple. • Junior TK Hammond leads the boys … more

Douglas County School Board poised to pick new superintendent

The Douglas County School Board is expected to announce its choice for the permanent superintendent position this week, paring down a list of three finalists. Erin Kane, who has served as interim … more

Family story is face-off of fear and faith

This is the girls’ story. That’s what doctors told Kendal and Tyler Conley as they worried and prayed and waited for their twin babies, fighting a rare medical condition, to be born. This is a … more

A once-in-a-lifetime reading assignment

At just a cursory glance, one could almost be forgiven for being unimpressed by the Dead Sea Scrolls. After all, they appear as indecipherable writing — unless one speaks Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek … more

All-South Metro Basketball teams loaded with talent

Most basketball coaches would love to have a well-rounded team. With the 14 players — seven boys and seven girls — selected to the 2017-18 Colorado Community Media All-South Metro teams, that is … more

Sharing the stories of women

The State of Colorado was the first state in the union to enfranchise women by popular vote, and in 1894, Colorado became the first state to elect women to the state Legislature. In other words, … more

‘This movement will make a difference’ — let’s hope so

Listen to Ali Shultz. The cardboard sign that hangs around her neck reads “Thoughts and prayers will never be enough.” She stands in the cooling shade of towering pine trees, with her mother and … more
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