Charli Surry, 9, sits with her pig Jelly Belly Bean at the Friday, July 31 Douglas County livestock sale before the event began. The pig sold for $1,900.

No rides at Douglas County Fair, but plenty of critters

While there weren’t rides, concessions or crowds at the event, the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo still took place in Castle Rock with a focus on agriculture, livestock and rodeo.

Parker Senior Center holds weekly drive-in concerts

The Parker Senior Center is hosting weekly drive-in concerts through Sept. 9 The weekly concert series held its first show July 29 with a performance from Terri Garcia and Bert Sims, in a tribute to …
Help available for food, housing, business, personal needs amid COVID-19
Maybe you’ve lost your family’s child care. Maybe you barely broke even this month. Maybe you’re on the verge of having to fend for yourself on the street.

My Name Is ... Brian Kormondy

I am 28 years old and currently live in downtown Denver. I moved downtown from Highlands Ranch last year, but grew up and lived in Highlands Ranch my whole life. Hockey to lacrosse I grew up playing …

Castle Rock restaurant that defied shutdowns closing permanently

A Castle Rock business that drew national attention for defying public health orders and reopening during restaurant shutdowns is permanently closing, its owners say. C&C Coffee and Kitchen …

Parent protesters urge full reopening of Douglas County schools

Parents rallied in Castle Rock Friday, calling for Douglas County schools to fully reopen this school year.

Highlands Ranch Timbuk Toys location is closing

When Sallie Kashiwa opened her first toy store back in 1993, she wanted to create a place that established community within families. Now, after spending 11 years in business at the Highlands Ranch …

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Douglas County families grapple with return to school

Christina Pease planned to start a part-time job when her oldest child, Caleb, began kindergarten at South Ridge Elementary School in Castle Rock this fall. She wanted to contribute to her family's …

Life

Fitness program held in picturesque park

A new fitness series is underway in Denver’s Sculpture Park, near the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Diverse lineup of classes. Will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning the first week of August. …

Sports

Colorado high school football moves to spring

Colorado high school football will be played in the spring because of COVID-19 concerns, the state’s governing body for prep sports announced Aug. 4.   Football practices are now set …

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Craig Marshall Smith
QUIET DESPERATION

Here’s an opportunity to err dirty laundry

Let’s have some fun. See if you can tell me how many typographical and grammatical errors there are in this column. Hint: there are alot. It’s going to really drive my proofreader crazy because …
Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

Reimagining and reinventing while staying true to ourselves

As individuals and companies look to the second half of the year, many have already put 2020 behind them and are looking at plans and goals for 2021. The impact has forced us all to learn how to …
Coming Attractions

Chicano Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 class

Like in so many cultures, music plays a vital connective and communicative role in Chicano life. That music has been honored since 2002 at Su Teatro’s Chicano Music Hall of Fame, and now there’s …
Julianne Griffin
LIVING & AGING WELL

Seven surprising library perks

Everyone knows you can check out books for free at your Douglas County Libraries branch, but did you know your local library offers so much more? Your free library card offers access to a wide …

What are we afraid of? Sit down and grieve

It's not the pandemic, or viral partisanship, or even revealed racism. Rather, we're in an epidemic of being afraid of loss. What am I going to lose today? My freedom to walk down the street with a …
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