Douglas County seeks volunteers to advise on public health
Nine Douglas County residents will have the opportunity to help shape the way public health services look in the community after commissioners formed a Public Health Advisory Committee during a July …
A photo taken by firefighters on the scene of the Cameron Peak Fire near Fort Collins in 2020.

Colorado wildfires are year-round danger

State climate experts and local fire officials along the Front Range say wildfire season no longer has an end as heat, low moisture and other factors have created a year-round problem. Russ …
Jessica Thoennes, of Highlands Ranch, will be representing the U.S. as the second seat on the Women’s Rowing Team in the 2021 Olympics.

Mountain Vista grad to compete in Olympics

After graduating from Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Jessica Thoennes started her rowing career as a walk-on for the University of Washington. After more than six years of hard work, …
Lindsey McKissick, outreach coordinator for the Backcountry Wilderness Area, points to the more than 8,000 acres between Highlands Ranch and Castle Pines that is protected from development.

Douglas County's Backcountry Wilderness Area thrives

In Highlands Ranch, the more than 8,200 acres of open land known as the Backcountry Wilderness Area (BWA) is a special resource that is being preserved as open, natural space. In the 1980s, before …

Drought watch for Highlands Ranch continues despite greenery

As afternoon rainstorms have continued through spring and early summer, officials of the Centennial Water and Sanitation District, the water provider in Highlands Ranch, warn residents that the …

Drought watch for Highlands Ranch continues despite greenery

As afternoon rainstorms have continued through spring and early summer, officials of the Centennial Water and Sanitation District, the water provider in Highlands Ranch, warn residents that the …

Bill Cosby accuser in Colorado now wants spotlight on needed changes

Despite a court ruling that freed Bill Cosby years after his sexual-assault conviction, a Douglas County resident says progress is being made to help victims come forward and find justice in cases of …

On the upswing: Pickleball popularity grows for all ages

When pickleball started becoming popular, it was a sport that helped aging adults get some exercise by combining aspects of tennis, badminton and table tennis onto one court. Today, the sport remains …

Low-cost internet available for those in need amid pandemic

A strong, reliable internet signal may be more important than ever amid the coronavirus pandemic, but internet service isn’t a sure thing for every household. The federal agency that regulates …

Pandemic risk not over, Tri-County health chief says

Several Denver metro counties are now operating in what they call “level clear” in local dial policies, generally with no local coronavirus restrictions — and that’s likely to continue unless …

Colorado's COVID powers remain despite 'health emergency' announcement

In early July, Gov. Jared Polis' office issued a news release that said: “Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order.” Following that statement, Colorado state Senate Republicans …

News

Colorado violates EPA ozone standards again

On the same day environmental groups called out Colorado officials for missing a key EPA deadline to clean up ozone pollution violations widely attributed to driving, business groups declared victory …

Life

Water blossoms in spotlight at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Colorado Water Garden Society is partnering with Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver, for a Water Blossom Celebration near Monet Pool, where water lilies thrive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

Sports

Young Douglas County golfers play in Miami invitational

Dylan Everett and Colin Young have been working on fine-tuning their golf games this summer. Everett and Young are among the 10 boys from Colorado in the 16-18 division and six Colorado girls who …

Voices
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

It may be time to give money away

A true sign of financial independence is to worry about your estate plan and what to do with your assets after you pass away. Some people, myself included, spend their entire adult life worrying …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Anyone else but me

You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar Many of us daydream or fantasize about being someone else. Did you ever look at someone else’s …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Trapped in the platitude escalation cycle

Some of you might remember radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. He always ended his daily program with two words. “Good day.” Hippies turned that into “Have a nice day.” Then “Have a good day” …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

What I wouldn’t give for just 5 more minutes

How many times have we thought, “If I could only do that over again?” Whatever that is, there is always at least one thing, maybe several things we wish we could take another shot at.
Linda Newell

Anyone else slow about moving on to freedom?

Have you been feeling a bit anxious lately? You'd think as the pandemic starts to wane (in our area) and restrictions begin to be lifted, that I'd be feeling great about the potential of reentering …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

When life gives you clichés, make clichéade

It’s eleven o’clock. Do you know where your cliché is? For Pete’s sake, clichés drive me up the wall. They rattle my cage. At the end of the day, clichés push my buttons. Lately I have been …
Coming Attractions

McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and …
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