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Village Read program puts focus on Coloradan’s book

White Plains,” published in 2017 by Colorado author David Hicks, is chosen for this year’s Village Read, organized by Arapahoe Libraries and Greenwood Village. A finalist for 2018 Colorado Book … more

Re-energized, recharged, and really ready to renew

It happens to all of us at some point. We could be traveling, commuting to work, at a meeting, or headed out to dinner when we realize that we forgot to charge our phones, our tablets, or our … more

Awash in beauty and wonder — that’s just how we roll

Jennifer, Harry, and I went on a road trip. Don’t yawn. Yet. We looped from Littleton to Salida to Monte Vista to Durango to Mesa Verde to Telluride to Gunnison to Littleton, and stopped along the … more

Area punter/kicker ranks nationally in fencing

Matt Waid is a specialist. The senior-to-be will be the punter and place kicker for the Ponderosa football team this season and he is also a highly regarded fencer for the Fencing Academy of Denver. … more

The 'Gap' project on I-25 south of Castle Rock won't significantly affect environment, report says

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have signed a “Finding of No Significant Impact," affirming plans to fix the Gap south of Castle Rock will not … more

Dru Connolly

About me I was born and raised in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. I graduated from Highlands Ranch High School in 1999. I have a 10-year-old son, VJ, who loves sports and watching him grow is the most … more

‘The Arsonists’ is haunting look at power of family ties

The theater was dark already when we arrived at Benchmark Theatre on a Sunday evening for a performance of “The Arsonists” (perhaps a bit too dark). And there was a soundtrack of crickets and … more

School district pays $2.2M to settle suit by parent of sex-assault victim

The Douglas County School District paid $2.2 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed in 2014 by the parents of a sexual-assault victim, a copy of the agreement released to Colorado Community Media … more

Making a splash at area’s parks and splash pads

There are about 97 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day this year, which means there's a good chance residents are going to need to find ways to beat the heat several times as the summer goes on. more

Master gardeners give green light to growing

Anyone who’s tried to grow so much as a tomato in Colorado knows how tricky gardening can be here. Thankfully, gardeners flummoxed by the difficulties of mile-high growing can stop by Littleton’s … more

Museum Outdoor Arts does great job of making do

What does a museum do when a projected exhibit falls through for one reason or another? If it’s an institution with a rich collection, it can craft a different exhibit by pulling a selection of … more

ACC Foundation receives $100K endowment

The Arapahoe Community College Foundation has received a $100,000 endowment from the Nathan B. and Florence R. Burt Foundation to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the college’s business … more

School board to make decision on tax measure by late August

A recent poll of 400 residents in Douglas County revealed that more than half of respondents are favorable of the school district and believe that taxpayer money is handled wisely. “The results … more

Coffman addresses family separations after border visit

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman visited a facility near the U.S.-Mexico border that holds migrant minors on the heels of pushback to policy by President Donald Trump’s administration that resulted in … more

Pedestrian bridge links past, present, future

Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet led a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the city's newest icon, the Leaf Pedestrian Bridge, June 28 at the Snooze breakfast restaurant. Millet was just the first of several … more

We stand behind Capital Gazette, journalism

My to-do list can feel overwhelming. But it's not important. Not when journalists are being shot down in the newsroom in the Capital Gazette in Annapolis. My heart breaks for the victims' families … more

Local breweries participating in Aurora shooting Memorial festival

Unlimited beer tastings, food trucks, live music by The Dollhouse Thieves and sidewalk chalk art are some of the highlights of the third annual Reflection Garden on Tap beer festival. Visitors also … more

District attorney dismisses case against chalk protester from Castle Pines

The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has filed a motion to dismiss the case against a Castle Pines woman charged with drawing in chalk outside U.S. Rep. Ken Buck's Castle Rock office in … more

Young drivers put pedal to the metal

The pop-pop-pop of the one-cylinder engines filled the air as young drivers waited to be called to the starting line during the June 23 Junior Dragster Division Championships at Bandimere Speedway in … more

Picture yourself in an oil painting

As someone who has visited countless art galleries over the years, a common question I have is what it takes to be a model for one of these artworks. Who has that special something that inspires an … more
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