Columbine: 20 years later
This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the nation's most infamous school shootings. Colorado Community Media journalists from across the metro area set out to write a series of stories to …

Easter offers basket of good times

here’s a common theme on listings for Easter egg hunts in the Denver Metro area. Don’t be late. The events begin precisely on time — and they’re over in a flash. Cynthia Bauman knows exactly …

Denver metro area holds architectural gems

As the tide of bland, boxy apartment complexes rolls through metro Denver amid its housing boom, sightseers looking for a respite need not roam far. Historic buildings offer a change of pace from …

Foothills playground gets total makeover

After four months of closure, a popular community park has reopened to the public. The Foothills Park playground, 1042 Riddlewood Road, near Eldorado Elementary School, is no longer an aged wooden …

County leaders place pinwheels for child abuse prevention

Clusters of shiny blue pinwheels are popping up around Douglas County this month, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Prevent Child Abuse America launched the pinwheel campaign in 2008 to raise …

‘It had a big impact on my life’

Patrick Neville was a 15-year-old sophomore at Columbine High School when two armed students walked into the building and killed 13 people, then themselves. He was on school grounds but outside when …

News

Roof repair: Think ahead as hail season nears

Spring and hailstorm damage go hand in hand, making it high season for contractor complaints, according to a consumer advisory released by the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Given the …

Life

Sandstone Ranch sets hikes, rides, walks

From guided wildflower hikes and horseback rides to sketching, nature walks and more, a number of programs are planned to help residents experience historic Sandstone Ranch, according to a news …

Sports

Lacrosse player not holding back on hope

Highlands Ranch senior Shaylah Devlin took a class in forensic science, which piqued her interest in solving crimes. Devlin, who plays girls lacrosse for the Rock Canyon co-op team, has had no …

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

The people factor in a people, process and technology solution

It seems like this statement, “People, Process and Technology,” is the go-to response for many companies and organizations when asked about how they are planning to improve or grow their …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

World lost in selfies is not a pretty picture

A waiter goes back to a table and asks a young couple, “Is your food OK? You haven’t taken a picture of it yet?” When the time comes for this decade to be characterized, it will be a snap. It …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

A reminder to focus on financial literacy

The United States Senate designated April as National Financial Literacy month in 2003. This was designed to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and …
Norton
Winning Words

Islands of success don’t all have palm trees

For some of us an island of success immediately conjures up the idea of living on a tropical paradise somewhere, removed from our worries and obligations, and living without debt or drama. We imagine …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Do something by the book and don’t

Don’t. Don’t smoke. Don’t drink. Don’t run with scissors, spit into the wind, or put your jeans in the freezer. Someone who thinks I am officious sent me a book: “Don’t: A Manual of …
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