Special Report

'There's only so long that I can hold out'

Jake Slyder was planning on taking his wife on a hot springs vacation to celebrate their two-year anniversary — but the U.S. government partial shutdown forced him to cancel those plans. Slyder is …
Teacher accused of 'upskirt' video headed for trial
The case involving Steven Michael Jenkins, a former Douglas County School District teacher and employee accused of taking “upskirt” videos of women and girls, is headed to trial after a judge …

Q&A with Patrick Neville, state representative for District 45

Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, serves state House District 45, which includes Castle Rock and Castle Pines. The business owner was first elected to the seat in 2014 and will be serving his third …

'I do what it takes to win,' says son of former Denver Nugget Earl Boykins

It may not come to anyone's surprise that the Boykins have a competitive household. Whether its bowling or family game night, TJ and his father, Earl, always seem to be vying for No. 1. When it comes …

Q&A with Jim Smallwood, state senator for District 4

Jim Smallwood, R-Parker, serves state Senate District 4, which in addition to Parker, includes Castle Rock, Castle Pines and Larkspur. The business owner/ insurance consultant was elected to his …

Douglas County officials sworn in

New and familiar faces were sworn into office during a ceremony for Douglas County officials elected in November. Seven county officials — District 1 County Commissioner Abe Laydon, Assessor Lisa …

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.

On Nov. 14, 2018, Colorado Community Media, in partnership with Douglas County Libraries and the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative held a second community forum.  Speakers included Jean Ritter and Alissa Miller.

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The event was hosted at the James H LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch (9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd.).

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How the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership battles opioid misuse

When the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership formed in 2016, the group aimed to battle the opioid epidemic from every angle. Members drafted a plan in which workgroups would focus on six key …

Life

Event marks 50 years for Denver Audubon

Denver Audubon celebrates — and reflects on — its first 50 years at an event on Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Barn at Raccooon Creek, 7301 W. Bowles Ave., just west of Littleton. In …

Sports
Jim Benton
Overtime

Running back has been quite a catch

Max Borghi played a lot of football for Washington State University during the 2018 season, and he was only a freshman. Borghi was a standout at Pomona and had all the tools to make an impact in a …
Rock Canyon’s Nick Fallin goes in for the layup just outside the reach of ThunderRidge’s Colton Sanders. ThunderRidge ended up on top by the final score of 34-31 on Jan. 11.

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Quinn Connolly and Ryan Catalano scored third-period goals but the hockey team couldn't overcome a four-goal deficit in a 4-2 loss to Heritage on Jan. 12. • The boys basketball team …
Elle Bevis, senior forward at Legend High School, leads the 9-1 Titans in points (12.8 points per game).
Student-Athlete Spotlight

'I'm looking forward to what's ahead'

Elle Bevis and her Legend High School teammates understand the value of working together as a team. To Bevis, their off-court chemistry is the key to the team's success. As the Legend girls …
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Broncos pick Bears defensive coordinator Fangio as new coach

Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway has decided on Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as his new head coach. “Vic really impressed us with his attention to detail — his focus is …

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Chase Hettinger, a 6-foot-5 senior, scored 31 points as the boys basketball team took control early and cruised to an 85-53 win over Hinkley on Jan. 5. • The hockey team was outshot …
Jim Benton
Overtime

Area athlete grew into role as NBA starter

As soon as coach Kevin Boley walked into Sagewood Middle School and saw a skinny, curly-haired kid, he knew he had found a player. Boley was holding open tryouts for the first Legend High School …
Cherry Creek defenseman T.J. Ranone (21) tries to knock Chaparral’s Dylan Florit (10) away from the puck during the Dec. 21 game at Family Sports Center.  Florit had a goal and assist in the Wolverines’ 3-1 victory.

An ice experience

Colorado high school hockey has taken its game to the next level, coaches and players say. Athletes playing in the Colorado High School Activities Association’s hockey leagues are more skilled and …

Rules for letters to the editor

Colorado Community Media welcomes letters to the editor. Please keep in mind the following rules: • Submit your letter in a Word document or in the body of an email. No PDFs, please. • Letters …
Voices
MIchael Norton
Winning Words

Early accelerated success leads to continued success

“A job begun is a job half done” — what a great quote, or proverb. I also like the one where it reads, “A job well begun is worth two half done.” What I am getting at here is that as I have …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A handwritten letter can speak volumes

Once a week, I go fishing. I throw a few lines out, and I never know what I am going to catch. I received an extraordinary, handwritten, four-page letter (with enclosures) from a reader named Janet …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Your ‘red zone’ may impact your portfolio

Broncos fans are still mourning the season but the Super Bowl will happen, nonetheless. Whether you are focused on the plays, commercials or the inevitable party, I can’t help but tie in a few …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Critical thinking — or just thinking critically

Just the other day someone has asked me if I had any materials, courses, or ideas that would support a classroom lesson on critical thinking. With more than a handful of books sitting on my shelf and …
Craig Marshall Smith

Haiku contest seeks / your work to be sent in by / February date

Get out your haiku. Traditional haiku are three-line poems. The first and third lines have five syllables each. The middle line has seven syllables. Haiku rarely rhyme. There are modern haiku with …
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