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ThunderRidge grads honor former principal

ThunderRidge High School's graduation began with a brief moment of silence for the individuals who could not be there, including Chris Tabeling. The school's former principal lost his battle with … more

Rock Canyon 'will never be the same without you'

Like the jaguar, the school's mascot, Rock Canyon High School graduates are fierce, strong, unique. “These animals are one-of-a-kind,” graduate Clara Krause said to the class of 2018. “Each of … more

Parker Days brings festivities, food, fun

It’s that time of year again when Parker’s Mainstreet will be transformed into a four-day festival with entertainment on three stages, a parade, carnival rides and fun for all ages, as attendance … more

School-district committee studies capacity issues

Douglas County School Board members point to unbalanced enrollment in the district, including issues with overcrowding at some schools and underutilization of others, as the reason for denying a … more

My Name Is ... Jim Worley

About me I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I grew up in the Dallas, Texas area — I still have a lot of family there. I have a bachelor's in science from the University of Texas at Dallas. I've … more

The joint is jumpin’ at Town Hall Arts Center

At Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton, the six-piece band, led by amazing pianist/music director Donna Debreceni, jumps right into the title song of “Ain’t Misbehavin’” as lights come up and … more

Culture is illuminated after dark

Visit Denver’s cultural hot spots like the Denver Zoo or Museum of Nature & Science during a summer day and you’ll see children of all ages running around everywhere. While it’s always fun … more

Dancing to a new sense of place

Dance might not be the first medium people think of when they think of politics on the stage, but that’s not how the minds behind 3rd Law Dance/Theater think about things. The issues of migration, … more

Cherry Creek wins state girls golf title

Coach Randy Smith spent a lot of time for two days watching the persistence of his Cherry Creek girls golf team. The Bruins, three strokes back of Regis Jesuit and two behind Grandview after the … more

Valor loses to Windsor in state soccer finale

There is a pretty convincing reason why Alexandria Daws was one of the captains on the Valor Christian girls soccer team. First of all, Daws is one of only four seniors on the 22-player Eagles … more

Four students receive scholarships for overcoming hardships

Sixteen years ago, Bunny and Wayne Jackson laid their daughter Debbie, 24, to rest, after a courageous battle with cancer. The couple created the Debbie Jackson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, and … more

Fitness center to move into former Ross and Staples building

Residents can expect a new fitness center in the buildings once occupied by Ross and Staples, near the intersection of South University Boulevard and Highlands Ranch Parkway. The name of the fitness … more

Colorado business groups will urge tax hike for roads

A coalition of business groups recently announced plans to ask Colorado voters this fall to raise sales taxes to pay for $6 billion in transportation projects. Their announcement officially puts into … more

Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout … more

The courage of encouragement helps us brave life’s problems

Building upon last week’s column about yesterday’s achievements becoming our successes of tomorrow, I wanted to share more about the power of encouragement and the courage to become an … more

Life may not be predictable, but graduation speeches are

The invitations have gone out, and once again I didn’t receive one. I wasn’t asked by a single high school, college, or university in the United States to give their commencement speech, even … more

Letter to the editor: Good point on pay

Good point on pay I second Smith Young’s letter to the editor printed in last week’s edition. I do not begrudge the pretty good pay and all the vacation breaks teachers get. Teaching is … more

Letter to the editor: Laydon is right choice

Laydon is right choice I have lived in south metro Denver for more than 40 years, with the past 15 years being in Douglas County. I love our community and what we do to protect conservative ideals, … more
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