Meek, Hanson, Ray win races for Douglas County School Board

The closest race in the Douglas County School Board election came to a close after Andy Jones conceded to Susan Meek mid-morning on Nov. 6.  Jones trailed Meek by roughly two points as results were released throughout the night on Election Day. He held out hope until the following morning that results would swing in his favor. 
Roads measure appears on way to passing in Douglas County
A ballot item that would reallocate a portion of the county's 1% sales tax from the justice center to roads appeared to be on its way to passing in the Nov. 5 election. The measure would extend 0.13% …

Case moves forward against mom accused of killing child

The Highlands Ranch woman who was recently charged with the murder of her daughter more than two years after the girl's death appeared in a Douglas County courtroom Nov. 1 as a judge heard …

My Name Is ... Bruce McFadden

I have lived in Colorado 18 years and Highlands Ranch eight years. A job transfer brought my family to Colorado and a life change brought me to Highlands Ranch. Children's Hospital was built about 6 …

Vandals threaten community art program

In the past six months, two pieces of public art worth thousands of dollars have been vandalized in a Highlands Ranch park, causing community leaders to worry about continuing the program. Both …

Ballots buzzing in Douglas County

Deep inside the Douglas County elections headquarters, a high-pitched buzzing sound rang through the ballot-counting room multiple times every second Friday, Nov. 1. The sound was the ballot-sorting …

News

Officials look toward past and future of Schweiger Ranch

Elizabeth Matthews grew up in Parker and remembers when there wasn't much in the way of living history in Douglas County. “If we ever wanted to visit a historic site it was the Littleton History …

Life

DFF encourages wide-eyed viewing

With all the streaming services out there, and all the devices capable of becoming a movie screen, film festivals provide a fading resource — an opportunity to see independent and streaming movies …

Sports

A quick look at fast-paced field hockey

I watched and covered my first field hockey game on Nov. 5 when Regis Jesuit and Colorado Academy played for the state championship at All-City Stadium. For years I helped with the coverage of both …

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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Cate Reade

Fall in love with mental, emotional effects of exercise

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and remember a time you fell in love and the bliss you felt. Perhaps you thought about when you met your soul mate, the birth of your child, or when you …
Norton
Winning Words

Focusing on the fantastic frees us from fear and failures

Wow, there are six “f” words in the title of this column. And I am sure you have noticed that they are slightly different from what some might think about when they consider the “f” word. If …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Okay, okay, there’s no two ways about it

I had writer’s block. I had no original ideas. I knew if the block lingered, I would revert, and harangue about the injustices being, like, done, like, to, like, the English language. So I went to …
Jeff Wasden

Colorado will suffer unless Congress halts HIT tax

Health care is hotly debated in Washington, and I’d be willing to bet most people think it’s too expensive. This is certainly true for Colorado employers — and especially entrepreneur-led …
Norton
Winning Words

Halloween is perfect time for transformational success

Halloween is an interesting time of year. It is a time of year where children of all ages get to dress up and have a little fun pretending to be someone or something that they are not. For some of …
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