Douglas County ranked second healthiest community in America
In a report based on 84 indicators, Douglas County has been ranked the second healthiest community in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.  Six other Colorado counties ranked in the top …

Highlands Ranch skaters enjoy start of fall

Skaters of all ages gathered at the Redstone Skate Park in Highlands Ranch on Sept. 25 to try out new tricks, polish old ones and meet fellow skaters. It's this time of year, when the temperature …
Spurlock

Republican sheriff in Douglas County endorses Democratic commissioner candidate

Republican Sheriff Tony Spurlock has endorsed Democrat Lisa Neal-Graves in the race for Douglas County District 2 commissioner. In a Sept. 21 interview with Colorado Community Media, Spurlock …

WWII veteran receives medals after 74 years

Arthur Brodin sat in his townhome staring at a list of medals a congressman would present to him in two days. The list was seven medals long. Brodin quietly shook his head. The ceremony, the medals, …

Highlands Ranch residents gather at mansion for socially-distanced jazz

After a summer season without many events, Highlands Ranch residents came together Tuesday, Sept. 15 to listen to jazz in the community association’s first in-person, seated show since the start of …

COVID-19 cases, quarantines force Mountain Vista High School into virtual learning

Mountain View High School was transitioned to remote learning for two weeks after two new COVID-19 cases were confirmed at the school, forcing the quarantines of “many staff and students.” A …

'This is the gem of the county'

A more than 2,000-acre property in southern Douglas County that was once destined for residential development is now open to the public with 12 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback …

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PHOTOS: No Bike to Work Day, but Denver-area cyclists roll on

Lone Tree resident Sam Jacobson, 67, rode down Willow Creek Trail as he often does, Bike to Work Day or not. Jacobson has not participated in Bike to Work Day, but the avid cyclist said he bikes that …

Life

Wings Over the Rockies commemorates 75 years since end of WWII

The effects of the Second World War go beyond the obvious political, economic and social that we live with every day. And as 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the official end of the conflict, …

Sports

Regionals narrow ranks for boys golf tourneys

Teams and individuals for the state boys golf tournaments are set after the regional meets were completed. The first- and second-place teams in each regional tournament qualify for the state …

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Jean Anhalt

Counselors offer help with Medicare, Medicaid

The fall Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period starts Oct. 15. You might be getting mail urging you to evaluate your Medicare plan. Maybe you could use some impartial guidance. This is where your …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

A little leadership goes a long way, especially now

A little bit of leadership does go a long way. Are you currently working with someone who you admire and respect as a leader? Have they been able to provide guidance to you and your organization as …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You know, there may be, you know, something there

Do you know anyone, you know, who says “you know” excessively? Watching a documentary the other night, I started counting the number of times a commentator said “you know.” He reached 14 …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Instagram and indiscretion are on the shame page

Instagram, Instagram, wherefore art thou, Instagram — and why? I guess it must be good for something. But not a day goes by that someone isn’t apologizing or being shamed, slammed or threatened …
Norton
Winning Words

Hope, encouragement open endless possibilities

Hope may not be a strategy, but then again it just might be, especially when we tie it to encouragement. Although I have personally limited the amount of time I spend reading or watching the news, …
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