Seniors celebrate with dance for Valentine's Day

All it takes to get Highlands Ranch seniors on the dance floor is the right song with a good beat. At least that's what one group explained during a Feb. 10 Active Adult Valentine's Day dance at the …
Douglas County School District grapples with teacher pay
Luke Hadden comes from a family of teachers. He believes educators have the power to better children’s lives. That’s why leaving his job as a social studies teacher at Rock Canyon High School, …

My Name Is ... Dave Gardner

I'm 39 and I've lived in Highlands Ranch for eight years. I was born in Texas but visited Colorado often as a kid and always loved it. I decided to make the move when the economy tanked and we …

Two indicted in hit-and-run, shooting on C-470

A motorist who attempted to stop another driver from escaping a hit-and-run on C-470 has been indicted for shooting at the car, according to court documents. Marc Simmons, who told police he is an …

Children's Hospital raises more than $1 million in radiothon

A two-day radiothon from the radio station Alice 105.9 helped Children's Hospital Colorado raise $1.4 million on Feb. 5 and 6. DJs from 105.9 shared stories from patients throughout the event to …

Outbreak forces teachers to reach students virtually

Jack and Laura Kriss consider themselves night school teachers for the time being. At 5 p.m. in one corner of the Douglas County Library in downtown Parker, the Krisses set up two laptops in study …

News

North Star Academy receives school safety grant

Another school received a lift in funding for school security and mental health programming on Feb. 11 as Douglas County commissioners continued approving contracts to execute grants they are …

Life

Max Taps Co.

The brewery is located at 2680 E. County Line Road in Highlands Ranch

Sports

Area swimmers stand out at state

Anna Shaw of Heritage and Sophia Bradac of Regis Jesuit won individual events, while Cherry Creek finished second in the team standings to highlight the performances of south metro athletes at the …

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

Momentum is game changer for success

A shift in momentum is usually extremely palpable. Sometimes the momentum swings in our favor, and sometimes it feels like we have lost it, and lost it quickly. In both cases, we know exactly when it …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You want buzzwords? Buzzwords we got

My hope this year is to rebrand my brand with some brand new words, while holding on to such dependable ones as “go-to” and “vibe” and “sustainable.” Listen, my go-to restaurant in Lone …
Norton
Winning Words

When intent is more important than technique

Have you ever heard a really bad joke? Or maybe just a very funny joke told really poorly? We can probably all say yes to that one, couldn’t we? We have also probably been told a story that missed …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A perfect place for those who love cats and toes

Ernest Hemingway kept six-toed cats at his home, now a museum, in Key West, Florida. They’re called “polydactyl cats.” The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum currently has 40-50 polydactyl cats …
Angie Felts

Patients, physicians work in partnership

As we settle into the new year, one of the best resolutions we can choose for our health is making the commitment to engage in an active partnership with our physician. Whether we’re just getting …
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