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‘All of our jails are psychiatric facilities’

At 17 years old, Michael was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also was battling an addiction to heroin. Through his father’s private insurance, he received treatment and medication for both. In … more

Confident Huskies win rare home playoff game

Douglas County hosted a boys basketball playoff game for the first time in 1o seasons on Feb. 21. Coach Earl Boykins' Huskies made a point to emphasize the improvement of the program with a 61-44 … more

Live deliciously at Red Rocks’ Local Sets

During summer months, it’s not difficult at all to get people to spend an evening at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. During the much colder off-months, which are November through March, it gets a little … more

Checkups mean ‘I’m more likely to stay sober’

Wearing an orange T-shirt and pants, Samuel Cardona sat at a round table in a small glass-walled room of the Douglas County jail, as he talked to a reporter. It was an afternoon in January. He had … more

Globetrotting around the world

Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve encountered the Harlem Globetrotters at some point. The team has been entertaining basketball fans and wider … more

Chaparral, Valor advance to Frozen Four

Chaparral, a first-year hockey program, and Valor Christian have advanced to the semifinals of the state hockey tournament, but both teams will face tough challenges in the Frozen Four. Chaparral … more

Flu season makes impact across Colorado

A record number of Coloradans have been hospitalized for the flu this year, and metro-area health officials are urging residents to get the vaccine for the contagious illness if they haven't already … more

GOP governor candidates avoid squabbles in forum

Powerful statewide positions and big family names — think Bush and Romney — hover over the Republican race for governor. But political posturing about being an outsider was also on display at a … more

Democrats in Colorado Legislature stop three gun bills

Three gun-related proposals — one propelled by a former Columbine High School student — in the state Legislature hit a wall the week after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17, but … more

Local students walk out to show support for shooting victims

Students at Chaparral, Highlands Ranch and ThunderRidge high schools walked out of school Feb. 21 to show support for victims and family members of the recent school shooting in Florida. Students … more

Knock off the buffering against winter suffering

This is the winter of my discontented discontent. You call this winter? How am I going to appreciate spring if winter is spring? I need a few sunless days, and to be closed in by snowbanks. I want … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

Calling all women

The Athena Project has an inspiring effect on the people and artists who get involved with the annual festival. Just ask Dominique Flores, the events coordinator with Athena. “I started as an … more

At 20, Terry is veteran of international hockey

Troy Terry is only 20 years old but can be considered a veteran of international ice hockey play. Terry, a junior forward on the University of Denver team who was a Rock Canyon student for two years, … more

Pair of Castle View wrestlers claim titles

Castle View wrestlers won two individual titles Feb. 17 at the state high school wrestling championships, and the Sabercats also had what coach Ike Anderson labeled a disappointing second-place … more

Parties look for front-runners to emerge in crowded gubernatorial race

Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo — known for his hardline stance against illegal immigration — was shaping up to be the GOP front-runner for this year’s governor’s race, some … more

Bringing Malcolm X to life for a new generation

When future national Chautauqua scholar Charles Everett Pace was a young man, he read a book that changed his life, “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” Malcolm X’s passionate pursuit of … more

Mix of local, national issues loom large in race for governor

Affordable housing. Crowded highways. Crumbling roads. More money for schools. A safe retirement for public employees. The fate of young immigrants. The issues stretch across rural and urban lines, … more

Girl Scout cookies on sale in metro area

The wait for popular once-a-year sweet treats is over — Girl Scout cookies are available through March 11. Residents looking for cookies can use the “Cookie Locator” online at … more

Country music star draws fans to Castle Rock

Fans of country music star Scotty McCreery got a special chance to meet the singer on Feb. 13 during a meet and greet hosted by the Outlets at Castle Rock. People lined up as early as 10 a.m. for the … more
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