Health department rescinds closure orders for five Douglas County restaurants
The Tri-County Health Department has rescinded orders to close sent to five Douglas County restaurants, each located in Parker and Castle Rock, after coming to an agreement with the owners.

'We're doing the best we can'

Many Highlands Ranch restaurant owners' anxiety skyrocketed as new state COVID-19 restrictions were implemented Nov. 20, prohibiting all indoor dining and effectively slashing their operations. …
As of Nov. 24, the UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital had been postponing non-emergent surgeries and procedures for the past few weeks to help manage their patient counts. The hospital was also planning to open their surge units if the amount of hospitalized COVID-19 cases continued to grow.

Highlands Ranch hospital confronts staff outbreak, rise in area's COVID cases

Throughout November, UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital had to work to overcome a staff outbreak and a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the community as it prepared to deploy surge plans. The …

In letter to Polis, Douglas County commissioners ask to reopen restaurants

In a letter to Gov. Jared Polis sent Nov. 25, Douglas County commissioners requested that the county be allowed to start a variance program that would keep qualifying restaurants open for indoor …

COVID-19 testing sites can be found throughout Douglas County

People wishing to get tested for COVID-19 visited facilities across Douglas County the day before Thanksgiving, with some locations having long, winding lines and others having no wait at all. The …

Highlands Ranch holiday events move online

With COVID-19 continuing to spread throughout the area, many local holiday events have been moved to virtual platforms. The Highlands Ranch Community Association, which hosts holiday events every …

Working out a new system

Visitors checking into the Eastridge Recreation Center on Nov. 19 had a flurry of questions for the front desk staff. Can I still enter without a reservation? How many people are allowed in the pool? …

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Restaurants may be a key source of virus spread, Tri-County data suggests

Restaurants are the second most-common place that people who contract COVID-19 say they went in the 14 days before their illness began, according to Tri-County Health Department data. “According to …

Life

My Name Is … Lauren Burcham

I’m a 23-year-old Lone Tree resident and I was born and raised here. My parents both grew up here as well. I started working at The Bundt Shoppe in the Highlands Ranch Town Center about four months …

Sports

Valor rolls past Legend and into title game contest with Cherry Creek

First-year Valor Christian coach Donnie Yantis knew all about the expecations when he took over the Eagles’ football program. Yantis’ team now has a chance to meet those expectations after the …

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Winning Words

Behavior clears path and motivation follows

One question that I seem to be getting more of these days is around motivation. Not only are people asking how to get motivated, but they are also asking how they can stay motivated. “People often …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Going forward and looking back

It won’t be long before we’ll start to see trees strapped to cars and colored lights outlining houses; maybe a few front lawn inflatables; countless advertisements; and familiar holiday songs. …
Coming Attractions

Sharing ‘Daddy Bruce’s’ story this holiday season

If you’ve been in the Denver metro area for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the name Bruce Randolph at least one or twice. You might recognize it as a street name, the name of …
Patricia Kummer
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A look at planning in the post-election period

The election is finally over, and we have a few short weeks to finish any 2020 planning strategies before the New Year. As of this writing, some states are still counting votes, but with the majority …
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Winning Words

The pebble, the ripple, the current or the wave

Sometimes it is the current or the wave that gets all the attention, but maybe we can first begin by talking about the pebble and the ripple, and even our own role as either one in the creation of …
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