Douglas County Schools superintendent recommending in-person learning
Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise hopes to see middle and high schools resume in-person learning, five days a week in March. Wise announced in a Feb. 25 letter to the …
SPECIAL REPORT

Black educators urge culture shift in Douglas County School District

Last year, in the span of three months, the Douglas County School District saw every person of color in its cabinet — the highest level of district administration beneath the board of education — …
Max Malone, a 2020 Castle View High School graduate, is also a songwriter who has turned to music to process his experiences with racism while a Douglas County School District student.

Douglas County School District's lack of diversity poses challenges for Black students

Max Malone and his family moved from Denver to Castle Rock after his family weathered financial struggles, hoping the town could provide a less stressful environment for his younger siblings. Instead …
Douglas County School District's administration building, at 620 Wilcox St., Castle Rock.

Douglas County School District faces 'arduous journey' toward racial equity

In the predominantly white Douglas County School District, some African-American students have reported racial slurs repeatedly scrawled in bathroom stalls, a cavalier use of the N-word by their …

'It’s the effort that makes you successful, not the outcome'

When Highlands Ranch tennis coach Frank Adams first picked up a racket as a 15-year-old in Philadelphia, the closest he’d previously been to playing the sport was Ping-Pong. Now, at 63, he’s …

Colorado's newest In-N-Out opens in Lone Tree

People lined up to eat “burgers for breakfast” as the famed fast food chain In-N-Out Burger opened its newest Colorado location in Lone Tree, near Park Meadows mall. The restaurant, located at …

‘Fearless pioneers and tireless trailblazers’

Dallas Burleson stepped up to the lectern and welcomed people joining Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus for a Sunday service. She was accompanied onstage by her daughter, Stacie Burleson, to …

Police close to solving 2002 bowling alley murders, but need public's help

Investigators say they are drawing closer to solving one of the worst crimes in Littleton history, but they are still seeking people with information to come forward. Advances in DNA and genealogy …

News

As 'blue' level expands, virus spread is at critical juncture

Even as Colorado's COVID-19 restrictions loosened in the past couple of months, the state continued to enjoy falling rates of new coronavirus cases — but Coloradans risk reversing that trajectory …

Life

SUE stomps back to Denver Museum of Nature & Science

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era …

Sports

Douglas County guard says sinking shots is the point

What Jaeton Hackley believes is the best part of basketball is probably the same for most players. “Seeing the ball through the hoop is the best part of basketball in my opinion,” said Hackley, …

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Michael Norton
Winning Words

The right question requires the right response

A nagging and recurring elbow injury had finally forced my hand to seek medical attention. After meeting with an orthopedic surgeon, the diagnosis was more than tennis elbow or bursitis, it was a …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Pandemic diversion is one for the books

A man past sixty living alone with a small dog walks to his guest room where a little library of fiction is kept and scans the spines for an option to read as the second year of a pandemic has him …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Merging onto the highway of grace

A friend of mine had recently posted his frustrations about someone not thanking him for allowing them to merge into the traffic ahead of him. No wave, no thank you, they just moved on and into the …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Enjoy the journey on a search for the worst

Recently, Turner Classic Movies showed what many consider the worst movie ever made. “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., and starring Bela Lugosi who died during …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Economic outlook has hopeful signs

We have endured COVID-19 for a full year already. Many anxiously wait for the vaccine and the ability to visit friends and family, eat out and travel again. Unfortunately, turning the page on the …
Coming Attractions

Stars rising in Lakewood talent show

One of the things so many have been yearning for during the last year is a sense of the familiar — the comfort of things that have been happening year after year and can be counted on to deliver …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Accountability by any other name is still accountability

“There I was, alone in the kitchen, 30 days into the New Year and my personal goal of shedding 25 pounds by the summer. Working from home has been a gift and a struggle. Like most, the ease of …
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