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Q&A with schools' new chief academic officer

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has hired a chief academic officer to oversee curriculum across the school district. Autonomy in the classroom will continue, Tucker said … more

As shopping season starts, so do new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue enacted an emergency rule Sept. 26 that makes it mandatory for retailers in Colorado who ship goods out of their own jurisdiction to collect sales tax on the … more

Castle Rock residents restore mural after graffiti

When a threat to the president, anti-military messages, anarchy symbols and a reference to George Orwell's dystopian novel "1984" appeared scrawled over an American flag mural in Castle Rock, police … more

Oh Christmas tree, how ugly are thy branches?

While many people are preparing to deck out their homes with holiday décor and festive Christmas lights, one group of Castle Rock residents is encouraging their neighbors to get weird, wacky and … more

Sage Canyon students help feed families in need

The week before Thanksgiving, Paula Bishop's third-grade classroom at Sage Canyon Elementary School in Castle Rock resembled a mini grocery store. Items for the perfect Thanksgiving meal — canned … more

My Name Is…Emily Silverman

About me I grew up in Denver and attended Cherry Creek High School. I was on their poms team for four years and became one of the first athletes to complete all four years on the varsity pom team. I … more

Turkey ROCK Trot gathers thousands in Castle Rock

The 14th Annual Turkey ROCK Trot swept through Castle Rock on Thanksgiving Day, bringing more than 3,500 community members out for a day of running, walking and celebrating the holiday. The 5K Family … more

Colorado finalizes tougher emission standards

Colorado is joining 13 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting Low Emission Vehicle Standards, requiring new vehicles starting with the 2022 model year to meet strict standards for fuel … more

Valor advances to title game

The Valor Christian-Grandview clash for a spot in the Class 5A state football championship game came down to the wire as the Eagles bested the Wolves 31-29 in the game played Nov. 24 at Legacy … more

Enjoy a Thanksgiving weekend feast of music

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest times of year in the metro area. Families and friends are in town and everyone is looking for something fun to officially kick off the holiday season. There … more

Starlighting draws crowd for annual tradition

Hundreds braved below-freezing temperatures and icy road conditions to turn out for Castle Rock's annual Starlighting ceremony Nov. 17. The annual tradition, unofficially ringing in the holiday … more

Classic Dickens tale gets tuneful turn

Snow-frosted windows make up a curtain/backdrop for Town Hall Arts Center’s appealing production of “A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” which runs through Dec. 23. It’s an ideal family show, … more

Distinctive painter offers watercolor workshop

Painter Robert Gray, a longtime Highlands Ranch resident who had a Littleton gallery on Alamo Street at one time, is known for his bright colors and bold strokes, as he works in watercolors. He will … more

It’s the most ‘Nutcracker’ time of the year

“The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” was written in 1816 by E.T.A. Hoffmann as a holiday tale for children, and in 1892, Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote the familiar music we hear each holiday … more

In world of sports, there are plenty of reasons to give thanks

Thanksgiving is a time to talk about turkey and offer thanks for loved ones. It’s a wonderful holiday and chance to forget differences Many people reflect and offer thanks for health, wealth and … more

Arapahoe senior came out swinging

Tyler Landen grew a lot as a tennis player this season. The 6-foot-3 Arapahoe senior finished third in the Class 5A state tournament at the Gates Tennis Center in the No. 1 singles draw, and coach … more

Junior’s low scores are par for course

Junior Tarek Salem of Highlands Ranch is looking forward to the 2019 fall boys golf season. Salem is the Colorado Community Media South Metro Boys Golfer of the Year after completing an excellent … more

Somehow, tiny dog can occupy whole heart

A reader said she had a fever. “And the only prescription is more dachshund.” I asked her what she meant, but I already knew. “It’s the news,” she said. “The news is getting me down. I … more

Happy ... thankful ... both are there for giving

The two words just kind of go together don’t they? “Happy” and “Thankful.” Usually, when one of us is feeling happy, there is someone else or something that has brought us to that point of … more

Valor rolls past ThunderRidge

Top-seeded and undefeated Valor Christian took advantage of good field position and rolled to a 34-7 victory over ThunderRidge on Nov. 16 in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game. The Eagles, 12-0, … more
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