Keeping the community in Colorado Community Media
Last week in this space you were able to hear from Ann and Jerry Healey, who have entrusted their collection of 24 community newspapers to us at the newly formed Colorado News Conservancy. This week, …
Driver convicted of two traffic offenses in trooper's death
A jury has found a truck driver who faced trial this month for hitting and killing Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue guilty on two of three counts. Noe Gamez-Ruiz was found guilty of careless …
Car theft rates climb in Douglas County, region
Law enforcement officials in Douglas County are concerned about the increased rate of auto thefts happening across the region. The trend began in 2020, continuing into early 2021. In Douglas County, …

Art dedication focuses on healing, mental health

Sometimes in the darkest of times, it is important to find light, seek out the positive and come together as a community. Two years after the shooting at STEM Schools Highlands Ranch, one student did …

County to consider buying Toepfer, Sweetwater parks

Douglas County Parks Advisory Board will be taking public comment before deciding whether to recommend using county funds to purchase Toepfer and Sweetwater parks on May 18. County commissioners …

Centennial Water addressing drought conditions

Centennial Water is officially operating under a drought watch. However, if drought conditions worsen, they are developing a plan that would encourage water conservation, including adopting a new fee …
STEM school student wins playwriting contest

For the first time in its eight years of recognizing young playwrights, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) recognized talents at the middle school level. Eighth-grade STEM School …

Home valuations rise slower than before

Douglas County homes saw less of an increase in their values during the most recent reappraisal period than in the recent past, according to the county assessor. Residential reappraisal notices, …

Tips to prevent vehicle theft

In Castle Rock, the police department regularly reminds residents through Facebook to conduct the #9pmroutine. What does that mean? It means taking the time before you go to sleep to make sure all …

Tri-County Health talks how summer events will look amid virus

As the whirlwind of changes to public health restrictions in the Denver metro area continues, residents may be wondering what it all means for summer events and gatherings as public health officials …

News

Christian Brothers Automotive honored for dedication to community

Greg Joseph and Jared Beard teamed up to open Christian Brothers Automotive in Highlands Ranch in 2014. Since then the father-in-law and son-in-law duo have focused on providing superior service to …

Life

Dance auditions for fall season set for June

Auditions for Zikr Dance Ensemble’s fall season will be held from 1-3 p.m. on June 6 at Denver Ballet Theatre, 8000 S. Lincoln St., Littleton, Suite 8. $10 audition fee. Bring headset. For online …

Sports

Boys volleyball participation gains traction

After multiple pilot seasons, boys volleyball is finally a sport that is sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association this season. In the May 10 CHSAANow.com boys volleyball …

Voices

Which side are you on?

As I sat outside enjoying my morning coffee and reading the news, the calm and normalcy of my day was interrupted by several people walking in my direction. They were easy enough to notice, as they …
Finance

Examining the outlook for economic recovery

The United States economic outlook has “clearly brightened,” according to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. The Washington Post also states that the U.S. emerges as the main engine for global …
Dr. Kimberly Winter
Guest Column

Gender influences various health issues

Osteoporosis is more common in women. Symptoms of coronary artery disease and heart attack may be different between men and women. Women have a harder time quitting smoking than men. Women are twice …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Oscars telecast rated PG for pretty grim

Ratings for the 2021 Academy Awards telecast were down 58% from their lowest point in the 18-49 age demographic. The previous low was set last year. The Grammys fell 51% in total viewers in the 18-49 …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

It’s time for some Main Street magic

As the weather continues to improve each week and spring is in full bloom, it is the perfect time to visit and support our local Main Street, experiencing the magic that a beautiful walk down the …
Coming Attractions

Small Mouth Sounds, big heart feelings

Back in early March of last year, I had a piece all written about “Small Mouth Sounds,” the final play of the Arvada Center’s 2019/2021 season. I had spoken to director Lynne Collins about the …
Craig Marshall Smith

This knock-knock stuff is no joke

Occasionally, this is an opinion column. Here comes one now. Advertisements taped or left hanging on front doors should be against the law. The mischief-makers of advertisements taped or left hanging …
Editorial Cartoon
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