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Standout Performers: Douglas County

Katherine Malcom, Chaparral The junior birdied the 18th hole and took medalist honors with a par 72 at the Heather Cho Memorial girls golf tournament April 12 at Highlands Ranch Golf Club. Nick … more

Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Nathan Mitchell, Cherry Creek The junior had a double, a home run and drove in six runs in the 15-11 baseball victory over Mullen on April 10. more

When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As … more

Something rings true about conversation without phones

I had lunch with Mark, a good friend, someone I have known for 30 years, an important Colorado artist, and the wittiest man this side of New Smyrna. We met at a Littleton restaurant and reminisced … more

What in the world is going on here?

First quarter 2018 is in the books. Now it is time to assess some of the significant economic changes worldwide and what that may mean for investors. First, let’s take a quick look back at last … more

Letter to the editor: Don’t reward bad decisions

Don’t reward bad decisions Taxpayers in Douglas County may be asked to approve a ballot question asking voters to approve an increase for mill levy override money to fund teacher pay. Why? Who … more

Letter to the editor: Know what it’s all about

Know what it’s all about This is a response to Jen Wilking’s Living and Aging Well column in March titled “Yoga is practical method to achieve more ease in aging.” Jan wrote an informative … more

Letter to the editor: Other ways to be safe

Other ways to be safe My life experience of 71 years tells me that some of these children, including David Hogg who already has all the talking points, are little wanna-be-activists that have had a … more

Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you

To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of “fake news” leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media … more

'Once Upon a Mattress' coming to ThunderRidge

Hans Christian Anderson's tale of “The Princess and the Pea” was delightfully transformed into the musical “Once Upon A Mattress” by Mary Rodgers, who wrote the music, and Marshall Barer's … more

Q&A with Steve Hess, of Panorama Wellness and Sports Institute

Meet Steve Hess, the chief performance operator at Panorama Wellness and Sports Institute, 1060 Plaza Drive, in Highlands Ranch. Prior to his current role, Hess spent 21 years as head strength and … more

Fire destroys two homes in Castle Rock, other blazes burn in Douglas County

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue responded to a housefire in The Meadows on April 17 that quickly spread to four other homes as the area experiences high winds on top of stage 1 fire restrictions. The … 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

Teachers recognized at annual event

The role of a teacher involves much more than leading a classroom and teaching curriculum. They are confidantes, support systems, mentors, friends. On April 11, seniors from four high schools in … more

My Name Is... Justine Monsell

About me I was born in Port Chester, New York on Feb. 16, 2000, to Marshall and Evangelia Monsell. I am the youngest of three, with an older brother, Alexander, who still lives in Colorado, and my … more

Hemp-extract products come to Park Meadows

Shoppers at Park Meadows often slow down when they pass the new Phytorite kiosk, located outside the Tesla store. Some shake their head and walk away quickly, while others slowly approach the kiosk … more

South Metro dispatcher helps deliver baby by phone

It's a call dispatchers don't get every day. Just after 9 a.m., a mother and father pulled their car over in a parking lot off East Smoky Hill Road in Centennial to dial 9-1-1 — the mother was in … more

Littleton church staging big weekend of entertainment

In the late 1990s, active, creative members of Littleton United Methodist Church collaborated on starting up an ongoing gift to their community that has enriched cultural life for members, of course, … more

‘Sisters of Swing’ is sweet trip back in time

One settles into a seat and immediately focuses on the appealing stage, framed by an oversize suggestion of a brightly lit theatre marquee, as Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center presents “Sisters … more

Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol

Performances of teachers singing a 1980s rock hit in protest have swept the nation — from Oklahoma to West Virginia to Kentucky — and now, the show came to Colorado. “We're not gonna take it … more
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