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Letter to the editor: Vote no on Proposition 112

Vote no on Proposition 112 Debates over the future of Colorado’s oil and gas industry can seem remote for residents in the southern suburbs of Denver. But ballot measures such as Proposition 112, … more

Douglas County School District bond measure tackles ‘huge needs’

Inside a classroom at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, the threadbare carpet is 25 years old — stained, worn and uneven in places. The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or … more

Picking pumpkins in Lone Tree

Local residents and out-of-town visitors recently gathered at Schweiger Ranch in Lone Tree to spend an October day celebrating the season at the Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival. The festival came … more

Why teachers left Douglas County

Lyndsie Riggs Lyndsie Riggs, 34, taught English and advised the broadcast program at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. It was her first job teaching — she was there for four years. She left … more

As Bruegel would say, DIA is boorish and depressing

This lively essay needs an image to go along with it. Please look up Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting “The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” and have it handy when you read the following paragraph … more

Mill levy override puts focus on DCSD teachers

Tim Ottmann, principal of Ponderosa High School in Parker, recalls why a volleyball coach of 16 years who led the team to several state championships left the school three years ago for a position in … more

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. … more

Longmire story takes series hero across border

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has been fighting Mexican drug cartel boss Tomas Bidarte for some time, but things truly took a bad turn at the end of Craig Johnson’s last Longmire book, “Western … more

A LIVELY DAY FOR UNDEAD

A couple hundred zombies gathered in downtown Littleton for the 15th annual Littleton Zombie Crawl and Pig Roast on Oct. 6. Led by Brothers of Brass band of Denver, at noon, the zombies traveled west … more

State golf: How they scored

Team and South Metro individual scores from the State High School Golf Tournament held Oct. 1-2. Class 5A Team scores: Fossil Ridge 450, Lakewood 455, Arapahoe 456, Regis Jesuit 458, Valor Christian … more

Arapahoe takes third in 5A state golf tourney

Arapahoe finished third on the team leaderboard at Class 5A State Golf Tournament held Oct. 1-2 at the Colorado Springs Country Club. Senior Riley Rottschaefer was happy yet truthful when asked to … more

For Arapahoe, not playing was right move

Arapahoe High School officials made a tough decision last week. But it was the right call to forfeit the school's football game against rival Cherry Creek after the deaths of two students within … more

Hedges swinging for the trees

Amanda Hedges came into this softball season desiring to improve her batting skills. She had a .508 batting average as a freshman, .388 as a sophomore and .421 last season as a junior. Those are … more

Karen McCormick, candidate for 4th Congressional District

How would choosing you for this office improve the lives of residents of the district? Our large and diverse district needs a problem-solver, not a politician, and solving problems starts with … more

Be extraordinary today — in an extra ordinary way

Looking at the title of today’s column may have some of you a little overwhelmed. I mean some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Extraordinary? I am happy to just get through the day.” Wow, … more

House passes bills to rename post offices

Legislation to rename two U.S. Post Offices in Colorado in honor of officers killed in the line of duty was approved unanimously by the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a news release. The … more

Top-notch blues coming to stage

Veteran blues musicians Felicia P. Fields (Big Mama), Shake Anderson and Chic Street Man perform an after-hours jam session at the Chicago nightclub where they're working in “Low Down Dirty … more

Debora Scheffel, candidate for state board of education, District 4

Why are you seeking this office? I believe strongly in the power of education to change an individual, our state and nation. The State Board sets standards, chooses the state test, accredits school … more

Tim Krug, candidate for state board of education, District 4

Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Franktown Profession: Retired educator and entrepreneur Campaign website: krugforcoloradoschools.org Why are you seeking this office? I'm seeking a … more

Historical society seeks help from teachers

The Highlands Ranch Historical Society is looking for teachers to provide their experience and ideas for a new project the society is hoping to launch in 2019. The historical society's board reviewed … more
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