Walking so that 'everyone has a chance to be a survivor'

Colleen Schwarz, of Franktown, was surprised when she was diagnosed with cancer 11 years ago. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008. Two years later, her son, Ryan, was diagnosed with skin …
Douglas County School District seeks ouster of charter with armed staff
A Douglas County charter school that allows staff to carry firearms on campus has been asked to leave the Douglas County School District and is negotiating an agreement to transfer its charter to the …

Ray to run for second term on school board

Douglas County School Board President David Ray has announced he will seek a second term. Ray will be the only incumbent up for reelection who is running in the November race. Director Anne-Marie …

Lemieux will not seek reelection to school board

Douglas County School Board Director Anne-Marie Lemieux has announced she will not seek a second term on the board. In her announcement, she threw support behind candidate and former district …

Douglas County superintendent outlines goals for the year

In his first year as superintendent, Thomas Tucker helped Douglas County School District pass its first bond and mill levy override in 12 years. He championed for an increase in teacher pay. He …

Disc golf takes full flight in Denver metro area

Chris Ball is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who has composed music for many television shows and toured for seven years as a musician with the rock band Firefall. The 53-year-old Highlands Ranch …

Sturm Collaboration Campus opens in Castle Rock

Castle Rock now offers higher education, but it's not through the traditional four-year university or college programs that dot the country. Students won't spend 20 minutes walking from one end of …

News

Bennet hopes voters are ready for steady

Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely. “I respect him because he tells …

Life

Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century …

Sports

Mental health added to coaches’ mission

Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green called it a very bold stance. The CHSAA Board of Directors in June approved a Mental Health Initiative that mandates all …

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

Managing the game clock for greater success

Is it our time management skills that need a little work, or is the enemy time compression? “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week” — Anonymous How true. And we all know what the …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Views from an expert in the laughingstock market

I could give a two-day seminar on the No. 2 pencil, but I couldn’t have an intelligent two-minute conversation about the stock market. Those words — “stock market” — have intimidated me …
Andrew Graham

Do your part to define south metro community

As chairman of the South Metro Denver Chamber Board of Directors, I’d like to thank everyone who’s shared thoughts and ideas with me over the years. It is apparent many have a deep appreciation …
Norton
Winning Words

Who’s the boss? You’re the boss

Whether you are a business owner, an executive, a manager, or a supervisor with a team of people reporting to you, or you are someone who reports into another person, guess what? You are all still …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The last, final diatribe on an unneeded, unnecessary word

I, like, give up. Once a year for the past eight years, I have written a column about the extra-grammatical use of the word “like” and its part in the ruination of the English language. Each …
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