Douglas County schools' security funding requests exceed $10 million offer
Douglas County commissioners offered local schools a combined $10 million to heighten security after a school shooting rocked the community in May, and interest from local schools was so high demand …

Run for the Fallen honors teen killed in STEM shooting

Kendrick Castillo wasn't the type to boast about awards or honors, but his father believes the 18-year-old would have appreciated the Run for the Fallen event recognizing his son Sept. 15, he said. …

Temple Grandin urges workforce inclusion, trade skills

Local community leaders recently heard from renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin on employing people with disabilities and workplace inclusion. Developmental Pathways serves individuals with …

Highlands Ranch Pioneer Days celebrates state history

Students from about 22 Douglas County schools recently attended the annual Highlands Ranch Pioneer Days to learn about the state’s history and culture. The three-day event from Sept. 5-7 hosted a …

'Great fall bloom period' ahead at Hudson Gardens

Just off one of the busiest highways in the south Denver metro area sits a quiet refuge of nature, where master gardeners pass on tips to the public. “This year was late starting in terms of when …

Douglas County to ‘spread’ transportation funding

A new approval process to receive federal transportation funds has allowed smaller communities in Douglas County to have transportation needs addressed.

News

Colorado confirms six cases of vaping-related illness

Colorado health officials have confirmed six cases of vaping-related illness since the state announced its first case last month. The state Department of Health previously announced four known …

Life

Riding and ruling

The annual Ruler of the Railzz competition took place Sept. 14 at Redstone Skate Park in Highlands Ranch. More than 30 participants, some of whom competed in multiple categories, skated and scooted …

Sports

U.S. Soccer rules frustrate coaches at high schools

High school soccer in Colorado has been forced to adopt a new look over the past few seasons. Many of the best players are skipping high school soccer because of the commitment to play with …

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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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Farewell to laundromats is a wash come true

I just washed a load of colors and had a particularly gruesome flashback to a time when I didn’t own a washing machine. I didn’t own a washing machine until I was 33. I depended upon the ones in …
Norton
Winning Words

Winning happens when we choose to win

When we are intentional about making our choices and deliberate when it comes to choosing our own path, we typically increase our chances of success. It’s when we allow others to make our choices …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Tariffs increasing market volatility

Thank goodness we live in the United States. Among the blessings we share is an economy that has been more self-reliant than most. The United States contains vast amounts of natural resources, the …
Norton
Winning Words

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it …
Quiet Desperation

Check out groceries, human scenery, and emotionally

“Place the item in the bag.” “Place the item in the bag.” How many times could you hear “Place the item in the bag” before losing your mind? This is an ode to the 21st-century American …
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