RTD maps future amid declining ridership

The Regional Transportation District has launched an outreach program to put a long-term plan in place for changes in transportation demands in the Denver area. Reimagine RTD is a project aimed …
Making a case for a different way to vote
Frank Atwood wants to change the way America votes. Atwood, 70, is the chairman of the Approval Voting Party. The group passed the threshold of 1,000 members in the state at the beginning of October, …

Transportation plan predicts growth patterns in Douglas County

In order to create the 2040 transportation master plan, Douglas County staff analyzed trends in household and job growth in the county. Maps displaying this data tell the possible story of the next …

My Name Is ... Jeremy Fletcher

Born and raised in the Ranch I am 30 years old and I live in Highlands Ranch. We moved into our house here in January 1994 after my dad retired from the Air Force. Right now, I am a barista at …

Time to get in shape for ski season

As the Denver metro area’s temperature begins to drop, it’s that time of year again when the beach bod no longer matters and it’s the snow bod that needs some work. That’s why the staff at …

No tolerance for red light runners in October

Douglas County drivers who are seen running a red light during the month of October will automatically receive a $111 ticket and a violation on their driver's license. This is the first year the …

News

Voters to decide on tax allocation, extension

In September, Douglas County commissioners approved a ballot question asking voters to extend part of a sales tax and reallocate it from the justice center to transportation. The county's 1% sales …

Life

Science fiction, fantasy and horror in the Rockies

More than 100 science fiction, fantasy and horror authors, artists and other participants will speak and autograph books at the 51st annual MileHiCon literary convention Oct. 18-20 at the Hyatt …

Sports

Arapahoe sophomore claims state golf crown

Will Kates, a sophomore at Arapahoe, surprised the rest of the top high school boys golfers in the state by winning the State High School Boys Golf Championship, held Oct. 7-8 at Pinehurst Country …

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
John Temple, former editor of the Rocky Mountain News.
Guest editorial

Colorado journalism needs public support

There was a time, not so long ago, when the two of us were foes in a "newspaper war." We thought that the winner would …
Cristen Bates

Stigma is barrier to treatment for behavioral health

Five years ago in September, I had started a new job in a large Colorado health system, working to expand behavioral health services, chronic disease management, and public health programs. I was …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

There are no words for these classic films

Silents are golden. (Microsoft Word is telling me there’s a typo in that sentence, but it’s not true.) Silent films are golden to me. Many silent films and directors and performers were great, …
Norton
Winning Words

Check yourself if you’re just checking the box

Top performers never just check the box — and neither should you. We know when we are simply going through the motions, don’t we? We also recognize when we are doing something without passion or …
Angie Felts

Hope is the key to living and aging well

We all know that Douglas County is growing. One of the best things about this growth is that very soon adults over the age of 60 will account for nearly 25% of our population. The members of this age …
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