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'HalloWilcox' is school district's treat for kids

About 900 elementary school students assembled at the Douglas County School District's administrative building on Oct. 31 for an unforgettable Halloween. Inside, ghosts, witches, superheroes, trolls and other creative characters replaced … more

Going to great depths for a good time

Space, the final frontier. While that’s a frontier most of us won’t have the chance to explore, two-thirds of Earth has the next best thing — open water for scuba diving. “Just like in space travel, you get that same weightlessness and … more

Highlands Ranch High students to perform with noted musician

When recording artist/composer and original member of the Trans-Siberian Express Mark Wood comes to Highlands Ranch High School on Nov. 10 with his Viper electric violin, the student musicians will be transformed into a rock orchestra for a day. … more

Football a kick for high schooler off to Baylor

Issac Power gave up kicking a soccer ball when he was a freshman at Ponderosa. Instead, he started booting a football. Power is now one of the best punters, kickoff specialists and placekickers in the state as a senior and will be a punter in the … more

A new opportunity for students at Lone Tree site

Quinn Hunchar doesn’t like being confined to a classroom. She prefers reading books and watching documentaries. “School is not my thing,” the 18-year-old said. “I felt like I was being shoved in a box.” When she told her parents she … more

Kids these days with all this literature

Young adult fiction is one of the most diverse and vibrant areas of fiction, with stories, characters and perspectives that run the gamut from the fantastic and dystopian to the painfully realistic and political. And as an author of young adult … more

Roundup of this week's letters on the Douglas County School Board race

A crucial vote against reforms I moved to Douglas County 10 years ago when my sons were babies, specifically for the vibrant, beloved, top-ranked schools. I am a former teacher, charter and … more

Cross country could be path to lead country

Tiya Chamberlin, a junior captain on the Wheat Ridge girls cross country team, has a suggestion for politicians to help relieve the current turmoil in Washington, D.C. “I think what would calm all the politicians is if they would just go for a … more

How to navigate rising interest rates

Investors and consumers have been hearing about the pitfalls of rising interest rates on their fixed income investments for years. We are starting to feel complacent since the Federal Reserve Board has been very cautious in their interest rate hikes … more

Douglas County Republican Party endorses Elevate slate

The Douglas County Republican Party announced its endorsement of the Elevate slate for Douglas County School Board on Oct. 19. A written statement said the move was a needed response to help "level … more

Meet the young family in Castle Rock's oldest house

Cereal, bananas and pickles. That was the breakfast of choice for the Braun children, who live in the oldest home in Castle Rock, as they recently prepared breakfast in bed for their parents, Brittany and David. After four years of construction … more

Elevate slate holds advantage in donations to candidates' campaigns

Campaign finance reports made public by the Colorado Secretary of State's Office on Oct. 17 show that the eight candidates for Douglas County School Board have collectively raised $168,850 - about … more

Hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring into Douglas County School Board races

Candidates' campaigns in this year's races for Douglas County School Board have already raised more than double the amount of money received by hopefuls two years ago. But the $168,850 donated … more

Castle Rock woman is world champ in Western dressage

For the fifth consecutive year, Frances Carbonnel of Castle Rock reigns as champion in the Western dressage world. During the last week of September, Carbonnel participated in a musical freestyle competition, where she bade her horse to passage, … more

Suspect taken into custody in connection with homicide

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office took a suspect into custody Oct. 13 in connection with the homicide of 24-year-old Shelby Weatherly, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Weatherly's body was found on the side of Interstate 25 … more

Technology gives residents a new voice

Douglas County just came up with a way to connect the community in a 21st century way, allowing locals to ask Alexa about what's going on around town. John Thompson, the county’s data services manager, combined two technologies to better serve … more

Cancer fund lets patients get away

Nora Earnest couldn't look at her bedsheets without her stomach turning. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 at age 32, the beginning of a three-year back-and-forth between treatment and relapse. After about nine months of her first round of … more

School board campaigns take different approaches

Brad Wann, a supporter of Elevate Douglas County and the former vice chairman of the Douglas County Republicans, plans on canvassing with his alpacas, reindeer and burros before the Douglas County School Board Election on Nov. 7. People, he said, like … more

Lannie Garrett brings two revues to venue in downtown Littleton

Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton will present popular singer Lannie Garrett in two musical revues, accompanied by her quintet, Errand Boys of Rhythm: Oct. 13 (7:30 p.m.) and Oct 14 (2 p.m.): “The Chick Sings Frank: A tribute to Frank Sinatra.” … more

Bricks give heft to team spirit

Scott Gardner was part of the first graduating class at Mountain Vista and was an offensive guard on the football team. So he was part of the tradition of players painting bricks green on one side and decorating the other side to reflect … more
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