Douglas County proposes that state add 'severity index' for tracking COVID-19

As part of a plan to reduce COVID-19 infections, Douglas County has proposed a new way for the state to track transmissions of the virus. The “severity metric” would serve as a two-tier measure, …
Tucker

Investigation finds former Douglas County School District superintendent did not violate policy

An independent investigation into former Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has concluded and found Tucker did not violate any district policies, according to a statement …
Quiet Highlands Ranch neighborhood sees second shooting in two months
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the second shooting in a month in an otherwise quiet Highlands Ranch community.  The most recent event, a shooting late Tuesday, Oct. …

Douglas County Commissioners choose not to approve Tri-County proposal 

Douglas County commissioners voiced dissatisfaction with a proposal made by Tri-County Health Department on a way to stay together during a Monday, Oct. 12 meeting, meaning that negotiations between …

STEM School Highlands Ranch teacher wins $100,000 award

A teacher at STEM School Highlands Ranch is one of three grand prize winners from a pool of 600 applicants to win a $100,000 award from the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools prize program. Engineering …

Small businesses in Town Center continue to ask for support

While parts of the community have begun to look like they did before COVID-19, small business owners in the Highlands Ranch Town Center are still feeling the burden of the pandemic. “This is …

Douglas County Dems, GOP trust voting process

While opposite ends of the political spectrum in Douglas County may not agree on much, they do seem to agree on one thing: Residents can trust the voting system here. In a series of interviews with …

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Man tormented Black hotel guests repeatedly, police say

By the time Douglas Murphy was arrested for allegedly tormenting a Black family staying at a south Littleton hotel by threatening them with a gun and using racist language, he had been on the radar …

Life

A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. …

Sports

Creek, Vista set pace at state cross country

It was a banner day for Cherry Creek on Oct. 17 at the state cross country championships but Mountain Vista also proved it is still a team to be watched. Bruins senior Parker Wolfe won the Class 5A …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Do-it-yourself plumbing is a pipe dream

Indoor plumbing. The world’s population was able to do without indoor plumbing for centuries and still evolve. There are those around the world who do not have indoor plumbing to this day. Others, …
Norton
Winning Words

It’s all about perspective as we move forward

There is a guiding principle that I am sure many of you are familiar with and may have put into practice in your daily communications. It’s the principle that Stephen Covey shared in his …
Coming Attractions

Lakewood Symphony brings music to senior communities

The Lakewood Symphony, like many local musical groups, had to cancel the latter half of its 2019-2020 …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Just a little something to strike up conversation

There’s no need to go to Disney World to have fun. Just go to the dictionary. It’s cheaper and no one will throw up on your shoes. In baseball, three strikes and you’re out. In bowling, three …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Getting the proper rest keeps us at our best

Whether we find ourselves setting the pace for the race, or just trying to keep the pace, we should always find time to give our mind and body a little rest. Some of you have shared that these past …
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