Meet with us April 26

Shared Stories: Community forum on mental health and youth

Andrew Romanoff, CEO of Mental Health Colorado, and two of our local youth will share stories April 26 about mental health challenges and the importance of early intervention. The forum is from 7-9 p.m. at the Lone Tree Library in Douglas County. To sign up for this free event, go to DCL.org. More information: Douglascountynewspress.net/timetotalk/

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‘She gave me something to live for’

Rebekah Barstnar, 23, a heroin addict, lay on a cot in a Douglas County jail cell, vomiting repeatedly, too weak to walk to the nearby bathroom. Pain in her back deepened, her bones ached, her skin …
Castle Rock takes step toward lifting pit bull ban
The Town of Castle Rock on April 17 gave initial approval to an ordinance that would repeal the town's decades-old pit bull ban. The ordinance approved in a 5-2 vote on first reading is a sweeping …

Douglas County School Board approves contract for new superintendent

The school board's choice to become the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District is being offered an annual salary of $258,420, according to a contract unanimously approved by the …

Colorado Community Media takes home 47 awards

Colorado Community Media received 47 excellence in journalism awards, including 26 first-place honors and the Editorial Sweepstakes prize for the second year in a row for the Littleton Independent, …

Shared Stories: Community forum on mental health and youth

Andrew Romanoff, CEO of Mental Health Colorado, and two of our local youth will share stories April 26 about mental health challenges and the importance of early intervention. The forum is from 7-9 p.m. at the Lone Tree Library in Douglas County. To sign up for this free event, go to DCL.org. More information: Douglascountynewspress.net/timetotalk/

News

Heroin Impact Project to target drug dealers

James “Sandy” Winnefeld, a retired Navy admiral, lost his son, a University of Denver student, to an overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin last September. His story gained widespread attention …

Life

Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by …

Sports

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his …
Overtime

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. …

On campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • The baseball team gave up 10 runs to Ponderosa in the first inning but rallied for an 18-10 Continental League victory on April 13. Blake Hart, Davis Moorhead and Ryan Windham each …

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Katherine Malcom, Chaparral The junior birdied the 18th hole and took medalist honors with a par 72 at the Heather Cho Memorial girls golf tournament April 12 at Highlands Ranch Golf Club. Nick …

Technique, work ethic propel throwers to next level

The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But …

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Emily Sloan, Rock Canyon The senior won the 100-meter hurdles at the Arcadia Invite track meet on April 7 with a time of 13.43 seconds, which is the second fastest time in the country this season. …

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • The baseball squad, hitting. 346 as a team, faces Ponderosa on April 13. The Sabercats have compiled a 2-5 record against the Mustangs in the past seven games. • James Steinke leads …
Overtime

Former NHL referee reflects on 1,629 games

Dave Jackson, the former National Hockey League referee who lives in Highlands Ranch, grew up a fan of the Montreal Canadiens and admits he worshiped players like Guy Lafleur plus a horde of other …

Boys volleyball seeks CHSAA sanction

For more than 20 years there have been league competitions, tournaments and a state boys volleyball champion crowned, despite the fact the sport isn't sanctioned by the Colorado High School …

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Basketball player Madison Hema, a junior, will be trying out this month for the New Zealand U17 national basketball team. She has dual citizenship. Her dad, girls basketball coach …
Overtime

Spring weather causing hectic rescheduling spree

This is not breaking news because everybody knows by now that spring weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. A warm pleasant day with the temperature in the 70s is followed by heavy, wet snow and …

Area high school baseball teams use spring break to sharpen skills

South metro-area baseball teams are anxious to open league play after tuning up with spring break trips to Arizona, California and Florida. Twelve teams from area schools compiled a 30-19 record in …
Voices
Winning Words

When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As …
Quiet Desperation

Something rings true about conversation without phones

I had lunch with Mark, a good friend, someone I have known for 30 years, an important Colorado artist, and the wittiest man this side of New Smyrna. We met at a Littleton restaurant and reminisced …
Financial Strategies

What in the world is going on here?

First quarter 2018 is in the books. Now it is time to assess some of the significant economic changes worldwide and what that may mean for investors. First, let’s take a quick look back at last …

Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you

To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of “fake news” leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media …
Guest column

Finding common ground on issues of mental health

Put six Republicans and three Democrats on the same Denver stage, and you might not expect them to agree on anything. When it comes to improving mental health care, however, you can find common …
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