'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 …
Experts weigh benefits of school resource officers
Leaders in school safety and law enforcement agree that school resource officers offer more than security. They provide education about issues like cyberbullying and dating violence and engrain …

Dinosaur fossils found in Highlands Ranch

A dinosaur that once roamed what is now Highlands Ranch met the open air for the first time in more than 66 million years, after a construction crew discovered its bones at a construction site in …

Grizzlies celebrate milestone at Magness

ThunderRidge High School held its graduation commencement ceremony May 14 at Magness Arena at the University of Denver, celebrating 469 students earning their diplomas. The ceremony began with a …

Resentencing means teen convicted of murder will be eligible for parole

A man who was convicted of helping to kill his friend's mother in Highlands Ranch in 1998 spoke in court after his friends, parents and defense attorneys painted a detailed picture of the strides the …

SkyView Academy encouraged to challenge limits

Just shy of 60 SkyView Academy graduates tossed their caps into the air, signaling the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next. The May 18 commencement ceremony took place at the Highlands …

News

Fallen officers golf tourney set for Aug. 12

The Meridian Golf Club is holding a golf tournament in support of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Fallen Officers Fund Aug. 12. Tee-off time is 8:30 a.m. and all proceeds go toward the fallen officers …

Life

Historic depot memorialized in painting by noted artist

Castle Rock’s museum is housed in the 1875 Denver and Rio Grande Depot, built with rhyolite from the local quarry. It partnered with the Castle Rock Historic Preservation Board and the Public Art …

Sports

Roundup of playoff action

Girls soccer Defending champion Grandview and Centennial League rival Arapahoe notched semifinal victories at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker on May 18 in a doubleheader in the Class 5A girls …

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

Contest launched, and headline is clue

William Shakespeare wrote, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Dorothy Parker wrote, “Brevity is the soul of lingerie.” Now, on the same footpath as the 17-syllable haiku contest comes this: a …
Norton
Winning Words

Number three success blocker is empty gratitude bucket

Over the past two weeks we covered the contributing factors of complacency and lack of authenticity and the impact of both as we pursue our success. Today we will touch on the role and the power of …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Final wishes need to be discussed in advance

My father-in-law just took a serious fall. So far, he has spent 45 days in the hospital in Missouri. Modern medicine is bound to find something wrong at age 90. This should have been a wake-up call …
Our View

Editorial: Acts of heroism, kindness supply hope amid grief

For many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the …
Norton
Winning Words

Number two opponent of success: Lack of authenticity

Last week we identified the impact of complacency in our pursuit of success. Today we will visit the power of authenticity in our success journey. And next week we will wrap it all up when we jump …
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