A film festival with all-natural ingredients

In just three days you can wander the Amazon with its native people, get lost in the forests of India, pop over to Ethiopia for a visit to a lake, then roam among elephants in the Central African …
Mandatory expulsions for drug sales at school end
Douglas County School District principals and school leaders are no longer automatically required to expel a student who is caught selling or distributing illegal drugs or alcohol in a school …

An update on how schools are spending voter-approved funds

Last November, members of the Douglas County community voted yes on ballot measures 5A (mill levy override) and 5B (bond) in a show of support for the 68,000 students and 8,100 staff members in the …

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, top-ranked in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, saw Jamie Bain score 13 points, while Autumn Watts and Kasey Neubert each added 12 in a 59-34 win over …

Douglas County superintendent recommends board fire teacher at center of controversy

Following weeks of skepticism from many parents and taxpayers, Douglas County Superintendent Thomas Tucker recommended the school board fire a middle school teacher whose controversial Twitter …

License renewal kiosk opens at supermarket

What do grocery shopping and renewing a license plate have in common? They are now simultaneously available at King Soopers in Highlands Ranch, thanks to Douglas County's new kiosk feature. The …

News

Second mistrial declared for suspect in trooper's death

For the second time, a mistrial has been declared in the case of a man accused of crashing into and killing Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue more than two years ago. Noe Gamez-Ruiz faces charges of …

Life

Libraries offer spring break camps for ages 6-11

Students on spring break can spend their days trying some new activities at Douglas County Libraries. Full-day spring break camps for ages 6-11 are offered at the district's Castle Rock, Parker and …

Sports

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the …

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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Voices
David Severance

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Sadly, there’s no such thing as an influencer vaccine

Jennifer said, “I watched a great documentary about the Fyre Festival.” I am systematically out of touch, with the hope and intention of keeping it that way. I told her I didn’t know what she …
Living and Aging Well

Reading has profound, positive health benefits

Many readers prefer reading books printed on paper. We like the smell of the book, the feel of the weight of the book, and the shhh sound as we run our fingers across the pages. We feel engaged in …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Amazing amateur talent shows outcome of encouragement

Although I do not spend a whole lot of time watching television, occasionally I will come across a segment of a show where there is a singing, dancing, baking, cooking or other type of show where …
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