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Denver-area opportunities to remember the fallen this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just one day a year, and as Louetta Smith, director of the annual Denver Memorial Day Tribute event, sees it, it’s not too much to ask to take a few minutes during the day to … more

Centennial Airport: From open prairie to economic driver

As the story goes, a businessman drove a shiny, black car to his downtown Denver office, and when he walked back to the car that afternoon, he found a large scratch in the door. Around the early … more

Valor girls claim track title

Valor Christian coach Brian Kula knew his girls track team had the ability to be a championship contender. He was right: The Eagles captured the Class 4A state title. Valor's team title was the … more

Castle Rock officer awarded Purple Heart

Officer Thomas O'Donnell woke up early on New Year's Eve in 2017 and got dressed for work. Then, O'Donnell — a member of the Castle Rock Police Department and the Douglas County Regional SWAT Team … more

Denver Comic Con survival guide

For first-timers or the uninitiated in the world of comic conventions, Denver’s annual Comic Con can be an intimidating experience. The sprawling event, which is June 15-17 this year, brings upward … more

Cherry Creek girls capture tennis crown

Tennis is in the blood of Cherry Creek's freshman twin sisters Eliza and Nicole Hill. It's something natural for them because the family has played and watched a lot of tennis. The sisters helped the … more

Rescue horse proves to be enchanting

The little horse with no name and no history was headed for her last ride in the back of a trailer headed for Mexico or Canada, where she would be killed and used to make dog food. Malnourished and … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • The baseball team ended the regular season with a scheduled May 2 game against Chaparral and hoped to end a four-game losing skid. The Sabercats were 26th in the April 30 RPI … more

Committee holds public forum on school security

Leaders in Douglas County have mixed feelings about talk of a ballot initiative that would re-allocate a portion of the county’s sales tax to security in the school district. Sheriff Tony Spurlock … more

It’s a sacrifice bunt it can pay off

In today’s high school baseball, most of the attention is focused on pitch counts, hitting and base running. A key sacrifice bunt often goes unnoticed. But it remains an important part of baseball, … more

Broncos visit Casa Bonita for draft picks

It was more than just the typical Saturday rush that brought dozens of people to Casa Bonita on the morning of April 28. The Denver Broncos took over the famous restaurant for the third day of the … more

Douglas County teachers join rally at state Capitol

Elina Asensio, 12, goes to Northridge Elementary School in Highlands Ranch. On April 26, she stood in front of the state Capitol as she talked about her teachers. They inspire her, she said. They … more

Time to Talk: Sharing concerns about social media

Whenever she has free time, Jayden Parks pulls out her phone and checks Instagram or Snapchat. She scrolls through photos, comparing herself to other teens portraying what seem to be perfect lives. … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • The girls soccer team faces a key Continental League contest against Mountain Vista on April 26. As of April 23, Castle View was 4-1-2 and Vista was 5-2-0. In the past 10 seasons, the … more

Silent films speak volumes

The vast majority of the films that will be shown in the seventh annual Denver Silent Film Festival are 90 years old, at the youngest. But Howie Movshovitz, director of the festival, adamantly argues … more

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 … more

‘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 … more

Earth Day events encourage activist attendees

There’s a lot that separates and divides people, and it seems like the list is ever-growing — everything from religion to politics and economic status. But there’s one thing everyone has in … more

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 … more

Day of note for record stores

One of the best things about the annual Record Store Day event, where local record stores all over the metro area open their doors to an intense rush of passionate music fans, is meeting people who … more
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