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Golfers to keep eye on the ball at tourneys

Former Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez hit a home run with his comment that hard work doesn’t guarantee success but without it you don’t have a chance. Several hard-working area … more

School hosts endearing look at life of teacher

“Up the Down Staircase,” Christopher Sergel’s funny play adapted from Bel Kaufman’s book, is the choice for the fall play, Sept. 27-29, in the auditorium at ThunderRidge High School, 1991 … more

What we do and what we say — it really does matter

Once again, I have to say thank you to the community for your emails and responses. I truly enjoy hearing from you as you share your own stories with me. Your stories are the reason I am inspired … more

Letter to the editor: Way off base on teachers

Way off base on teachers How is it possible that there are educated adults in this country who still believe teachers work less than full time as professional educators? I was appalled to read … more

Human-dog relationship offers something to sink teeth into

When my DVD remote was being made, they added beef flavoring to the liquid plastic before it was molded. That’s the only explanation I can think of. It went missing. I finally located it under the … more

Letter to the editor: Money goes where needs are

Money goes where needs are Joy Overbeck questioned why charter schools were getting only a small percentage of the DCSD bond issue 5B on this November’s ballot. There are several reasons why … more

Letter to the editor: Proposition 112 is misguided idea

Proposition 112 is misguided idea I am a Colorado geologist who discovered my passion for our dynamic earth at an early age. My role in the oil and gas industry has allowed me to devote my life to … more

Letter to the editor: Vote yes for our schools

Vote yes for our schools Those who have lived in Douglas County for a long time know that the last three decades have brought a lot of change. When my children were little, Douglas County was … more

Letter to the editor: Proposition would bring needed change

Proposition would bring needed change I urge voters to vote yes on Proposition 112, prohibiting oil and gas development within 2,500 feet from other drill holes, living structures and critical … more

Finding fellowship in cosplay

It took Chris Clarke about five minutes to completely transform from plainclothes civilian to cosplay hero. First, he pulled his armor, made of ethylene-vinyl acetate foam, over his legs. Then came … more

Strong music marks shows in Aurora, Arvada

We spent a couple of happy evenings on a recent weekend surrounded by music, enhanced by live bands and fine voices …  “Mamma Mia,” by ABBA band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, … more

Charter schools have role in DCSD tax conversation

Of the Douglas County School District’s 91 schools, 21 are charter schools. The seven charter schools built before 2007 need about $7.7 million for critical building repairs that risk school … more

Citizenship ceremony highlights ‘beauty and value of diversity’

Marolina Montanez was 4 years old, her younger sister Guadalupe just 2 months old, when their family moved from Mexico to Colorado. They have since established lives and families in the United … more

Event raises money for animal shelter

People from near and far traveled to the Glendale Farm Open Space in Douglas County on Sept. 22 to hike with their dogs, enjoy rolling views of the Front Range and raise money for the Dumb Friends … more

Roxborough State Park closed for rescue mission

Authorities have closed Roxborough State Park in Douglas County while they search for a missing person they believe may be suicidal.  more

Nationally recognized expert offers insight on parenting challenges

Following the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Dr. Scott Poland visited the school to console members of the grieving community. He did the same after the Feb. 14 school … more

Not much gets past him

Thomas Hoy is an old-school guy. The Douglas County High School boys soccer goalie and captain plays any chance he can get — even if that means juggling and practicing ball tricks in his free time. … more

Unaffiliated voters on rise in Colorado, but impact unclear

Colorado’s status as a “purple” state often gets tossed about, and in the battle to tilt the state to Republicans’ and Democrats’ liking, unaffiliated voters are caught in a tug-of-war. … more

My Name Is…Addison Boyd

About me I am a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Castle Rock, 4991 Factory Shops Blvd. I've been with the company for many years. In fact, I was the regional manager of many southern … more

Castle Rock's new fire chief is Norris Croom

It's official: After decades with Castle Rock's fire department, Norris Croom has become its new chief. Town Manager David Corliss selected Croom, the department's deputy chief, from among five … more
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