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Ducks have their day in Castle Rock

Crowds gathered at Festival Park in Castle Rock on June 9 for the annual Ducky Derby fundraiser, put on by the Castle Rock and Castle Pines Rotary clubs. In the park were vendors, snacks and …
Ability to get around downtown in spotlight
Castle Rock updated its Transportation Master Plan in 2017 and reviewed downtown parking procedures through a Downtown Parking Study, but this month the town embarked on another transportation …

Primary 2018: Q&As with candidates for governor of Colorado

Colorado voters will choose would-be successors to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is limited after two terms, in the June 26 primary election. It's the first primary in which unaffiliated …

Murdoch's sets sights on former King Soopers building

In the words of Councilmember George Teal, it's been one of the worst-kept secrets in town. For several years, according to a town document and a company representative, Murdoch's Ranch & Home …

Q&A with Karen McCormick, Democratic candidate for Congressional District 4

City or town of residence: Longmont, for 23 years. Profession: Veterinarian and small-business owner. Related elected-office or public-service experience: I have not served in public office before, …

Q&A with Chase Kohne, Democratic candidate for Congressional District 4

City or town of residence: Castle Rock, for almost six years. Profession: Veterinarian. Related elected-office or public-service experience: Have served in the Army for 10 years: two years active, …

Q&A with Danielle Kombo, Democratic candidate for state House District 45

City or town of residence and how long lived there: Castle Rock, almost nine years Profession: Talent acquisition consultant/recruiter Related elected-office or public-service experience: None Why …

Q&A with Michael Hupp, Democratic candidate for state House District 45

City or town of residence and how long lived there: Castle Pines, three years Profession: Equine veterinarian Related elected-office or public-service experience: First-time candidate Why are you …

News

Denver Comic Con brings community to collectors and fans

Downtown Denver is almost always a busy place, but it’s only during the weekend of Denver Comic Con that one will see Superman, a storm trooper and Harry Potter crossing the busy 16th Street Mall. …

Life

Artists share colorful paintings of outdoors in library exhibit

Watercolorist Patricia Nash and oil painter Judy S. Purcell exhibit colorful paintings of flowers, Colorado landscapes, birds and other outdoor subjects through July 31 at the James H. Larue Library …

Sports

CHSAA leader brings her role into public view

Rhonda Blanford-Green, the former Aurora Central and University of Nebraska track standout, took over as the Colorado High School Athletic Association’s ninth commissioner last July. In her first …

Three prep athletes honored for track prowess

Maya Evans and Emily Sloan will head off to college carrying a combined 14 Colorado High School Activities Association state track titles with them. And, sophomore Cole Sprout of Valor Christian will …

Ponderosa athlete named Boys Swimmer of Year

Ponderosa junior Blake Wilton was one of the state’s strongest swimmers throughout the season and has been named the 2018 Colorado Community Media South Metro Boys Swimmer of the year. Wilton …

Creek’s Payton Canon chosen as Girls Golfer of Year

Steady, consistent, unflappable were terms that could define the play of Cherry Creek’s Payton Canon this season on the golf course. Coach Randy Smith came up with another description for his …

Manning visits as Broncos install simplified offense

A day after teeing it up with Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning stopped by the Denver Broncos' on-field workout to check things out. By the end, the five-time NFL MVP quarterback probably had the new …
Overtime

Five-day state baseball tourneys left big impressions

After five days of scrutinizing the state baseball tournaments at All-City Field, I have a few observations. The facility is one of the best for high school baseball and it sure has changed since I …

Meghna Chowdhury named Tennis Player of Year

Sophomore Meghna Chowdhury became the first Rock Canyon player to advance to the state tennis tournament finals, which was an amazing improvement from a year ago. Chowdhury lost only three matches …
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Winning Words

Being a father is opportunity to show unconditional love

One of the greatest tributes to a father can be found in the Dan Fogelberg song “Leader of the Band.” The last part of the song has always meant something special to me … “I thank you for the …
Quiet Desperation

We have so many choices now — it’s too bad most are terrible

Jennifer said, “Sip?” “What is it?” “Iced tea.” She handed me a plastic cup. I like iced tea. I was about to take a sip when I noticed a label on the cup with some suspicious looking …

Free app guides process of creating oral histories

During the family trip this summer to visit Aunt Linda, or perhaps while enjoying a Rockies game with your dad, it is now easy and convenient to begin the process of capturing precious memories from …
Winning Words

Grabbing that low-hanging fruit can help you reach mountaintop

One of my favorite quotes is this, “The fruit we eat on the mountaintop was grown in the valley.” I have heard this quote many times and it is usually attributed to either Fred Smith or Billy …
Quiet Desperation

There’s a lot to be said for a moment of silence

Man goes to see his doctor and says, “Doc, every time I hit my hand with a hammer it hurts.” Doctor says, “Stop hitting your hand with a hammer.” That’s one of the oldest jokes I’ve ever …
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