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Voters to decide on tax allocation, extension

In September, Douglas County commissioners approved a ballot question asking voters to extend part of a sales tax and reallocate it from the justice center to transportation. The county's 1% sales … more

County puts focus on mental health

While Douglas County has a year-round initiative to support emotional wellness, the county commissioners specifically deemed the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week to … more

Teen suicide PSAs released by coalition of Colorado state offices, parents, teens

When the impact of a suicide started to take a toll on Jim Janicek's kids, he knew he had to do something. “My kids go to Arapahoe High School,” Janicek told a crowd at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado … more

Yes or no on Prop CC: Arguments for and against

The most controversial choice on voters' ballots this November may not be over a politician — it could be over Proposition CC. That's a measure that asks Colorado voters to allow the state … more

Colorado journalism needs public support

There was a time, not so long ago, when the two of us were foes in a "newspaper war." We thought that the winner would … more

Meet the CMHOF class of 2019

In its 40 years in existence, Swallow Hill music has given outlet to thousands’ musical ambitions, education and fandom through its classes, concerts and community outreach work. When one considers … more

5A football teams get down to league business

It is now crunch time for Class 5A football teams who have completed non-league schedules and jumped into league play last weekend. The names of the leagues are confusing because of the realignment … more

Fiber Arts Sale is back in time for holiday shopping

The Community Room at Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, is again the place to begin holiday shopping on Oct. 10 (4 to 8 p.m.); Oct. 11 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Oct. 12 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) … more

Baroque music on period instruments set for free show

The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado will bring its unique repertoire and sound to Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18: “Music of the Baroque.” The … more

Stigma is barrier to treatment for behavioral health

Five years ago in September, I had started a new job in a large Colorado health system, working to expand behavioral health services, chronic disease management, and public health programs. I was … more

There are no words for these classic films

Silents are golden. (Microsoft Word is telling me there’s a typo in that sentence, but it’s not true.) Silent films are golden to me. Many silent films and directors and performers were great, … more

Check yourself if you’re just checking the box

Top performers never just check the box — and neither should you. We know when we are simply going through the motions, don’t we? We also recognize when we are doing something without passion or … more

Time to get in shape for ski season

As the Denver metro area’s temperature begins to drop, it’s that time of year again when the beach bod no longer matters and it’s the snow bod that needs some work. That’s why the staff at … more

Coffee event brings deputies, community together

Residents of Douglas County got the opportunity to have a no-pressure chat with law enforcement officers during the Oct. 2 Coffee with a Cop event. Children and adults asked the deputies all types of … more

So far, more than $70,000 donated to campaigns for Douglas County School Board

Although candidates are distancing themselves from the term “slate" — which has been a popular approach to running for school board in recent elections — three candidates for the Douglas County … more

Coffee event brings deputies, community together

Residents of Douglas County got the opportunity to have a no-pressure chat with law enforcement officers during the Oct. 2 Coffee with a Cop event. Children and adults asked the deputies all types of … more

Colorado state Sen. Jack Tate proposes reforms to recall process

Republicans responded to the “blue wave” that swept Democrats into Colorado state offices in 2018 with a deluge of recall efforts this spring and summer, and after many of those attempts failed, … more

Small community aims to bar possible asphalt plant

The 280-person community of Louviers has banded together to protest the possible construction of a new asphalt plant about half a mile from their homes, an issue that will be decided by the three … more

Transportation plan predicts growth patterns in Douglas County

In order to create the 2040 transportation master plan, Douglas County staff analyzed trends in household and job growth in the county. Maps displaying this data tell the possible story of the next … more

No tolerance for red light runners in October

Douglas County drivers who are seen running a red light during the month of October will automatically receive a $111 ticket and a violation on their driver's license. This is the first year the … more
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