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Lone Tree girl named Time's first Kid of the Year

For nearly a century, Time magazine has named a Person of the Year, annually recognizing the most influential individual or individuals from the previous 12 months. Now for the first time in its … more

High-end kennel makers find unique niche

Maybe you've never given much thought to dog kennels. Or cared how they looked. That's OK. Bethany Rathman cares enough for all of us. She found wire kennels — you know, the type of kennel that … more

Showing gratitude for life’s unlikely game-changers

Before we completely turn the page and allow last week’s Thanksgiving holiday to pass us by, I wanted to take a moment to thank every one of you who have done your very best to truly focus on what … more

A good memory is a visitor that’s welcome anytime

For at least a month, I’d end the day in my no great shakes West Los Angeles apartment listening to “Desolation Row” on a cheap turntable. It’s an 11:23 song on Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 … more

Letter to the editor: Health orders are impractical

Health orders are impractical While I support most efforts to try to control the spread of COVID, this latest “Red” health order from Governor Polis puzzles me. As you reported in this paper any … more

Letter to the editor: Election mixed red amid blue

Election mixed red amid blue It wasn't all blue for Colorado voters this election. Despite electing Democrats in statewide races, voters chose Republican fiscal policies on two key ballot initiatives … more

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The year 2020 has challenged all of us to find new ways to connect with friends, family, and our community without leaving our homes. Older adults accustomed to an active lifestyle who may have not … more

Letter to the editor: Praise for GOP principles

Praise for GOP principles This note is directed to Will Johnson of Highlands Ranch regarding his recent letters concerning Republican principles and leadership. Mr. Johnson, thank you for promoting … more

Zoo tigers get paws-on amenity in new public art

Amur tigers Yuri and Nikita will probably be found perching on and lounging under a new piece of public art called “On the Rise” by Wendy Khawaja in a new form of collaboration between Denver’s … more

Castle Rock senior care company launching Santa program

This Christmas, Castle Rock residents will be on the lookout for socially-distanced ways to help their elderly loved ones feel the holiday spirit, and one senior care organization is offering a way … more

‘Harvey’ playwright led rich life in Denver

“I’m an old stage and drama teacher,” said Colorado author Mimi Pockross, who has recently published a charming book about a theater legend, Denver’s Mary Coyle Chase, whose Pulitzer … more

My Name Is … Lauren Burcham

I’m a 23-year-old Lone Tree resident and I was born and raised here. My parents both grew up here as well. I started working at The Bundt Shoppe in the Highlands Ranch Town Center about four months … more

Restaurants may be a key source of virus spread, Tri-County data suggests

Restaurants are the second most-common place that people who contract COVID-19 say they went in the 14 days before their illness began, according to Tri-County Health Department data. “According to … more

Highlands Ranch restaurants: 'We're doing the best we can'

Many Highlands Ranch restaurant owners' anxiety skyrocketed as new state COVID-19 restrictions were implemented Nov. 20, prohibiting all indoor dining and effectively slashing their operations. … more

Valor rolls past Legend and into title game contest with Cherry Creek

First-year Valor Christian coach Donnie Yantis knew all about the expecations when he took over the Eagles’ football program. Yantis’ team now has a chance to meet those expectations after the … more

Douglas County to host convalescent plasma blood drive

Douglas County will host a convalescent plasma blood drive at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital in order to help patients fighting COVID-19. The event will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4. People … more

'It was going to happen at some point'

Douglas County School District students are returning from Thanksgiving break to full remote education. Douglas County teachers say they were ready for the district's transition because they began … more

COVID-19 testing sites can be found throughout Douglas County

People wishing to get tested for COVID-19 visited facilities across Douglas County the day before Thanksgiving, with some locations having long, winding lines and others having no wait at all. The … more

Highlands Ranch hospital confronts staff outbreak, rise in area's COVID cases

Throughout November, UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital had to work to overcome a staff outbreak and a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the community as it prepared to deploy surge plans. The … more

'A chance to breathe and relax'

It's been a rough year for Mike Peterson. His wife passed away late last year, and the funeral expenses left him homeless, he said. Peterson now lives with his son and daughter, who were laid off … more
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