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Q&A with Victor Mitchell, Republican candidate for governor

City or town of residence: Castle Rock, since 2005 Profession: Entrepreneur, CEO of Lead Funding, a specialty real-estate lender Related elected-office or public-service experience: Served one … more

Falcon Fest returns for fourth year

When asked about their introduction to the world of birds, Audubon Society of Greater Denver members often share stories about grandfathers showing a delicate bird nest out the back window, or a pair … more

Voters picking candidates for Colorado governor in primaries

Colorado voters will choose would-be successors to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is limited after two terms, in the June 26 primary election. It's the first primary in which unaffiliated … more

Q& with Bob Kennedy, Republican candidate for Douglas County clerk and recorder

City or town of residence: Parker, 24 years Profession: Learning and development Related elected-office or public-service experience: State chairman for a Republican presidential candidate in 2016. … more

Q&A with Merlin Klotz, Republican candidate for Douglas County clerk and recorder

City or town of residence: Parker, since 2007 Profession: I passed the CPA exam in 1977 and spent my career in more than a dozen startup and rapid-growth situations ranging from construction to oil … more

Q&A with Dave Gill, Republican candidate for Douglas County treasurer

City or town of residence: The outskirts of Sedalia, 33 years. Profession: Commercial mortgage banker, residential mortgage lender, auditor, photographer. Related elected-office or public-service … more

Q&A with Diane Holbert, Republican candidate for Douglas County District 1 commissioner

City or town of residence and how long lived there: Parker, 15 years Profession: Current Douglas County commissioner Related elected-office or public-service experience: Douglas County commissioner, … more

More funding secured for I-25 Gap widening project

El Paso County will receive the highly-competitive Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant for the Gap widening project, in which the Colorado Department of Transportation plans to widen … more

Douglas County School District offers free summer lunch program

For the fourth summer in a row, the Nutrition Services team at the Douglas County School District is offering free lunch for kids and teens, Monday through Friday, at various times and locations … more

Letter to the editor: More needed on transportation

More needed on transportation Nice job by Ellis Arnold summarizing this year’s legislative accomplishments in the recent article “Session delivers bills on transportation, pension reform.” … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for Laydon

Vote for Laydon We have the privilege of living in a country where any eligible voting citizen has the opportunity to have a voice in the landscape and culture of the place in which they live. It … more

Letter to the editor: Support teachers

Support teachers In reference to Smith Young’s and CJ Smothers’ recent letters to the editor on teachers and pay: Teachers deserve every vacation break and holiday given to them. Most spend their … more

Free app guides process of creating oral histories

During the family trip this summer to visit Aunt Linda, or perhaps while enjoying a Rockies game with your dad, it is now easy and convenient to begin the process of capturing precious memories from … more

Bird of prey slated to swoop into photography gathering

Devin Jaffe of Nature’s Educators will be guest speaker for an upcoming meeting of the Englewood Camera Club at 7 p.m. June 12 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., … more

Grabbing that low-hanging fruit can help you reach mountaintop

One of my favorite quotes is this, “The fruit we eat on the mountaintop was grown in the valley.” I have heard this quote many times and it is usually attributed to either Fred Smith or Billy … more

There’s a lot to be said for a moment of silence

Man goes to see his doctor and says, “Doc, every time I hit my hand with a hammer it hurts.” Doctor says, “Stop hitting your hand with a hammer.” That’s one of the oldest jokes I’ve ever … more

Five-day state baseball tourneys left big impressions

After five days of scrutinizing the state baseball tournaments at All-City Field, I have a few observations. The facility is one of the best for high school baseball and it sure has changed since I … more

My Name Is... Victoria Childress of Highlands Ranch

About me I live in Highlands Ranch. I go to Colorado Connections Academy online school. I like all subjects, except for science. For fun, I go outside and I like my music lessons and ballet. I have … more

Hickenlooper vetoes bill shielding child autopsies

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 1 vetoed a bill that would have withheld child autopsies from public inspection, delivering a victory to government transparency advocates and news … more
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