It's true — musician is no pipe dream

In recent weeks, users of the Highlands Ranch trail system may have noticed a new, melodic addition to their workout. That's because one resident, accompanied by his bagpipe, has taken to the trails …
At least five residents of Highlands Ranch retirement community test positive for COVID-19
At least five residents and one employee at Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the community on April 7. “We have …

Douglas County libraries provide digital resources for cooped-up residents

Douglas County residents may be barred from visiting their local libraries during the pandemic-prompted shutdown, but that doesn't mean they can't still use the myriad online resources provided by …

RTD votes to keep 403 bus line, reduces services for COVID-19

While the Highlands Ranch 403 bus line, which runs through Wildcat Reserve Parkway, is no longer in danger of being cut as part of RTD's May service changes, it will be temporarily halted as part of …

UCHealth Highlands Ranch at 'base of a wave'

When Dr. Ben Usatch was first offered a job at UCHealth Highlands Ranch while riding a ski lift in Vail, he never imagined where he would be almost two years later: preparing for a pandemic. Usatch, …

With gatherings prohibited, two options for funeral services: livestream or postpone

While losing a loved one at any time is difficult, planning a funeral has been made even more complicated as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to halt gatherings. With the statewide stay-at-home …

News

COVID-19's impact: Voices from the community

“I have been practicing law for over 27 years and now practice part-time and take care of our sons. My husband, Mark, is working from home. We have been walking in Salisbury Equestrian Park, …

Life

Museum exhibit awaits end of shutdown order

Works by two famous American artists, Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, are presently exhibited at the Denver Art Museum through June 7. The two were contemporaries and famous in their day, but …

Sports

For teams' seniors, it's a spring of frustration

High school spring sports athletes and coaches spent weeks in limbo, waiting to see if they would be able to play. The Colorado High School Activities Association first suspended all spring …

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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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Winning Words

Avoid the impossible and seek the possible

Wishing you and your family safety, good health, patience, and happiness as we all go through this time together. And if your family or friends have experienced illness or loss, I will keep you in my …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Let’s all not get together and think about this time

Stay at home, isolate, avoid crowds such as parties, concerts, athletic events, parades, weddings, funerals, and limit physical contact with non-household members. Snap. I have been doing just that …
Itin

Strategic planners make recommendations for state

In 2015, the Colorado General Assembly created the Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) to develop recommendations to ensure that Colorado is ready for the dramatic demographic shifts …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Songs keep coming one day after another

Is your perception of time any different than it was a few months ago? For a while it seemed like I was having at least two birthdays every year. Now? Time has slowed down. Days are different. Weeks …
Tucker

Together we will help our children endure

As we embark upon online learning with our students and families, I want to thank the Douglas County community. These are uncharted waters for everyone. Like a ship captain without the traditional …
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