Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates
The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools.

Doctors address myths about breast cancer

Dr. Lisa Wynn said every year as she treats women, she always hears the list of misconceptions and myths that are not only tied to breast cancer, but also the screenings to detect the disease. No …

Flight for Life crew impacted by laser strike

A Flight for Life pilot said he has fully recovered after falling victim to a laser incident in Castle Rock. Eric Billings, a 20-year commercial pilot, said he was leading a crew to drop off a …

Election 2021: As mask outrage engulfs school boards, Littleton candidates try to stay above the fray

Furor over masking policies in schools has swept across the Denver metro area as districts are faced with angry parents and shifting legal realities. 

Virtual racing series runs a thin line between heaven and hell

Hell is a relative term. Removing it entirely from any theological context, it generally indicates pain, misery, even anguish. But on the other hand, it’s sort of a fun word too — mischievous and …

Chalk up 20 years for Centennial: City shines spotlight on two-decade anniversary

The City of Centennial continued to highlight that 20 years have passed since its beginnings as a city, hosting a celebration on Sept. 18 that saw current and former elected officials — and some of …

Parker author's book looks at value of life

In a recently published book, a longtime Parker resident tells the story of the 1974 death of her 10-year-old brother, who was developmentally disabled. Janet Farmer-Selden's brother, Jules Farmer …

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

(NewsUSA) - National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Microsoft shares inspiring stories about Latinos driven by passion, determination, faith, love - and everything in between. Join the celebration …

News

Ozone worsens along Front Range; answers elusive

The worst ozone year in recent history on the northern Front Range boosted pollutant violations in a rolling three-year average closely watched by the EPA, state officials said Oct. 21, though they …

Life

Fan Expo Denver reunites fandoms for fun

When it was announced back in December that Pop Culture Classroom was cancelling the 2021 Denver Pop Culture Con, it appeared that it was going to be two full years before fans of all things comics, …

Sports

5A softball brackets released

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association released the pairings for this year's class 5A state softball tournament ... First-round games are at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. …

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Winning Words

Opinion: Top talent talks about the importance of culture

Here we are wrapping up the series, “The 5 C’s of Retaining Top Talent.” Now it’s time to link connection, collaboration, change and consistency to culture. And culture, according to some top …

Opinion: What do you do when you think of conflict?

Ever watch that episode of “The Office” where Michael decides to teach his staff about conflict resolution? As a human resources professional and conflict coach watching that, I was both gasping …
Financial Strategies

Opinion: Tax and estate plan deadline coming soon

It is never fun to think about taxes and even estate planning, but looming deadlines should push you to pay attention before it is too late. This December marks the last opportunity to impact your …
Winning Words

Opinion: Improve retention with persistent consistency

As we continue to talk about hiring and keeping a productive and performance-driven team, we must include “Consistency” in our “5 C’s for Retaining Top Talent.” This is the fourth column in …
Dr. Rebecca Kornas, Dr. Jasmeet Dhaliwal, Dr. Kristen Nordenholz, Dr. Kevin Merrell, Dr. Comilla Sasson

Opinion: We’re local ER docs. Help us end the pandemic

You trust us 24/7/365 to take care of you in emergency departments throughout Colorado. We have been treating COVID-19 for more than 20 months, never missing a day of work, except for illness. We …
Winning Words

Opinion: How we manage change impacts retention of the best

Welcome back to part three of this five-part series on “The 5 C’s of Retaining Top Talent.” In week one we discussed the importance of connecting with our team members, and last week we added a …
Winning Words

Opinion: Collaboration is key to your most valuable players

As part two of the series on “Retaining Top Talent,” and following up on last week’s column on connection, today we will visit the role that collaboration plays in keeping top talent.
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