Douglas County reps level accusations at Tri-County Health
Kevin Bracken, Douglas County's newest representative on the Tri-County Health Department board — a longtime critic of the agency — has asked it to investigate what he alleges was “illegal” …
Centennial Water in Highlands Ranch rescinds drought watch
The Centennial Water and Sanitation District Board of Directors has rescinded the drought watch designation that was put in place in April. The board rescinded the designation during its regular …
A combined SWAT team waits outside the middle school entrance at STEM School Highlands Ranch after a shooting that killed one and wounded eight students on  May 7, 2019.

STEM School shooter sentenced to life in prison without parole plus hundreds of extra years

“There is no describing the terror I still experience to this day," a teacher said during the sentencing.
Decker Esquibel adds breading and egg to make onion rings.

Flour Power franchise has full plate of classes

Parents struggling to get children to eat a vegetable might want to consider enrolling them in a cooking class with Flour Power Kids Cooking Studio in Highlands Ranch. During a Tuesday night class in …
Carol Knight, a clinical nurse coordinator for Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, receives a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the hospital on Dec. 16, 2020.

As COVID cases rise, local hospital ICUs fill up

As COVID-19 cases continue to go up across the metro area due to the highly-transmissible delta variant, hospitals are admitting more patients to ICU beds, and UCHealth and Kaiser Permanente are …

Wildlife fencing corridor planned along I-25 in Douglas County

In an effort to decrease a growing number of vehicle/animal collisions along the I-25 corridor in Douglas County, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be partnering with other …

Election 2021: Thornton City Council seats ballot set

Thornton's Ward 3 will see a different face on the City Council next year as Council veteran Sam Nizam steps down. Nizam is the only incumbent on the City Council not seeking another term. Instead, …

Three reasons to adopt a pet right now

(BPT) - If you’ve always wanted an animal companion, or even if you already have a dog or cat but have room for more, now is the perfect time to adopt a pet. While there are plenty of good …

Centennial Water bill drop box robbed

Centennial Water reported a theft to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office last week, after a payment box was damaged and checks and cash for monthly payments were taken. Communications Director Kari …

Fashion rocks in rocky times: Pandemic, concerns about sustainability shape style trends

Momentous events are often a force in shaping fashion trends and industry standards. Locally, Denver metro area fashion gurus say they are seeing new trends amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and as …

News

Yes, some Douglas County families support school masking

Heidi Reasoner felt a sense of relief when the Douglas County School District began requiring masks as a COVID-19 safety measure, first for students in preschool through sixth grade and later for all …

Life

Climber reaches for dream

When Colin Duffy first laid eyes on an indoor climbing wall, he was only 3 years old.  The colorful holds drew his attention and he begged his parents to let him give the sport a try. By 7, he was …

Sports

Top-ranked soccer team can't vanquish rival

Castle View, the top-ranked boys soccer team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, ran into a stubborn opponent on Sept. 14 in its Continental League opener against Regis Jesuit. The Sabercats of Castle …

Voices
Winning Words

Opinion: Adding experience to life’s greatest teachers

This column is dedicated to all the wonderful and committed teachers in our communities. Before the pandemic began, they already had my deepest respect. So, a big shout-out to each teacher in my life …
Linda Newell

Opinion: Can we really prevent suicide? Maybe

It’s no secret that Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. But what remains elusive is why and what we can do about it to truly make a significant difference. As the former …
A crowd gathers at the twin memorial fountains at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, New York, as twin blue beacons pierce the night sky on Sept. 11, 2017.

Something to remember on 9/11 anniversary

One beautiful fall morning, we all realized how trivial all of our high dudgeon really was.
Financial Strategies

Opinion: Rounding third base as fourth quarter nears

The fourth quarter of the year begins soon. Investors are still on the edge of their seats concerned about potential tax law changes and any Federal Reserve policy that might spook the financial …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Opinion: Decaffeinate and de-escalate

On any given day I will usually have one or two cups of coffee in the morning. On those days where I have three or four, I feel a very palpable difference … I am wired.
Coming Attractions

Say ‘I Do’ to the return of musical theater

Throughout the bulk of the pandemic, many of us have really buried ourselves in nostalgia to find some escape. And for a lot of us, there are few things more comforting than a good love story. Add in …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Opinion: The elegant solution is thinking before speaking

There is a time and place for pithy remarks, sarcasm, and even bad jokes. OK, well maybe there is never a good time for bad jokes, but pithy remarks and sarcasm, absolutely.
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