St. Patrick's Day 5k draws a crowd

Town Center was a sea of green for the annual St. Patrick's Day 5k, organized by the Highlands Ranch Community Association. Sporting their best Irish costumes, residents of all ages participated in …
Residents fight proposed 5G infrastructure in neighborhoods
Infrastructure that would bring some of the fastest mobile internet speeds to Highlands Ranch has many community members concerned over potential health risks, neighborhood eyesores and diminished …

Trees uprooted, structures damaged in blizzard

The March 13 blizzard, called a bomb cyclone by officials, plowed through neighborhoods in Highlands Ranch, leaving trees uprooted and structures damaged. The unincorporated community in Douglas …

Highlands Ranch library set to reopen

After a four-month closure, James H. LaRue library will reopen its doors to the public April 1. Patrons are invited to a grand-opening celebration featuring spring-themed activities and light …

Incumbents re-elected to HRCA Board of Directors

Two incumbents will continue to serve on the Highlands Ranch Community Association Board of Directors. Residents have re-elected Jim Allen, the owner of a consulting firm, and self-employed engineer …

Vaping’s growing popularity spurs action

Depression, anxiety and wanting to fit in are what Olivia Ridl, 17, says drew her to begin vaping when she was a freshman at Chatfield High School. “I wasn’t a popular kid,” she said. “I was …

News

Bill would address youth mental health needs

Kari Eckert lost her 15-year-old son, Robbie, to suicide five months ago. The Lakewood High School student was an athlete, a leader, everyone's friend, Eckert said. She saw no signs of struggle. …

Life

‘Our Town’ takes rare turn in the round

There are some plays that just seem to live in air we breathe. Even if you're not a theater fan, you've probably come across it in some form or another. Thornton Wilder's “Our Town” is perhaps …

Sports

Vista, Legend take game to Arizona diamonds

Now that the winter sports season is over and driveway is finally clear of snow, it is time to catch up on a few other things. First off, the Mountain Vista and Legend baseball teams displayed good …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

‘Like’ is, like, not really something to, like, like

I am, like, tired of it. More than tired. It makes me puke. Vomit. Regurgitate. Retch. Heave. It is the extra-grammatical word “like” I am talking about. It adds nothing, it means nothing, but it …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Relationships around money are important to examine

When many people hear the term “financial adviser,” they may think of someone who mostly manages investments. While that may have been true in the past, today you may desire a holistic adviser …
Norton
Winning Words

Here’s a look at story behind the change

Thanks again for the emails and feedback, especially over these past two weeks as we discussed knowing when it’s time for a change, and the truth and secret to success. A very common question and …
Norton
Winning Words

Understanding the simple truth of success

Why do we struggle with achieving success when there really is no secret to success? Is it because we have overcomplicated the thought or definition of success? Or is it because we really just …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Battling at backgammon — that’s just how we roll

It is one man against one woman, without handicap or charity or concession. There is strategy and there is luck. There is grit and there is determination. Words are said in the heat of competition …
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