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Michelle Obama, Santa Claus share holiday cheer with kids

There was a buzz in the air at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora as children began to slowly make their way to the hospital's lobby. The children, ages 3 to 17, were patients of the Center … more

County planning commission has openings

Residents interested in helping to plan the future of Douglas County are invited to apply for open positions on the Douglas County Planning Commission. Each commissioner district has an opening, and … more

Meth playing bigger role in overdose crisis, officials say

A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and … more

DEA, state bust suspected pot-growing, luxury-car-stealing crime organization

A state investigation into a large auto-theft scheme ultimately led investigators to discover a criminal organization that not only stole and resold luxury vehicles but operated illegal marijuana … more

Depot Art Gallery holiday market offers perfect gifts

There’s a festive wreath on the door at the Depot Art Gallery at 2069 W. Powers Ave. in downtown Littleton (just north of Buck Recreation Center) welcoming visitors/shoppers to the bright red … more

Earning loyalty and trust, building commitment and love

Loyalty is earned when trust is present. Zig Ziglar always said, “Trust is a transference of feeling.” He also would focus on the two letters in the middle of the word trust, “U and S, or … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Michael Poux, a 6-foot-8 senior, had a double-double when he scored 18 points and pulled down 21 rebounds in a 66-57 conquest of Ralston Valley on Dec. 7. In six games this season, … more

Rolling Stones 2019 — old boys’ club is nothing like old times

Gimme shelter and gimme money. Tickets to see the Rolling Stones next year at whatever the stadium here is called go for (went for) $49 to $850 (without fees), and some special seats go for (went … more

Ute culture in the spotlight at History Colorado

Now open: “Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History,” in development for more than four years, is open at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver. It tells a story in artifacts, visual, … more

Looking back at strong showings in fall season

Snow and cold weather was around for the kickoffs during the last few games of the football season, but the winter sports season has started and all games/matches are inside. So let it snow, let it … more

Tackling the tough questions with ‘What You Will’

When we really love someone, it can be difficult to be completely honest with him or her. We’re concerned about their opinion of us and don’t want to change anything in the relationship. But … more

Finding hope on a flat Earth

You can’t debunk Flat Earth. You might think you can. You might think it would be easy to shoot down a theory that says Earth is a flat, immobile disc covered by a dome. That space doesn’t exist. … more

Teen killed in accident on I-25 near Larkspur

The Colorado State Patrol is searching for a vehicle involved in an early-morning Dec. 10 accident that occurred near Larkspur and left one man dead — although the search is purely for information, … more

Event helps children with special needs

Mason Woodard hugged his father, Eric, on the porch of Santa's house in Castle Rock, nervously explaining he didn't want to go inside. The 4-year-old from Parker has autism, and the experience can be … more

Castle Rock girl is 'Amazing' as national preteen queen

Lilly Hinsley began experiencing hearing loss at age 3. By age 4 her family tried introducing hearing aids, said Hinsley's mother, Nicole `Daisy' Howell, but Hinsley could barely hear at a 10 percent … more

Bullying seminar helps teens 'see the upside to the downside'

About 250 parents and students got an unconventional take on bullying as part of an ongoing Healthy Teens Series. Parker Area Counselors for Prevention, a team of counselors from Douglas County … more

Amid tearful goodbyes, Castle Rock swears in new mayor

The Castle Rock Town Council addressed a slew of post-election to-do items at its Dec. 4 meeting, including tearful goodbyes from the term-limited mayor and mayor pro tem and the ushering in of … more

My Name Is … Melissa England

About me I grew up in Littleton and moved to Missouri to attend the University of Missouri School of Journalism. After college I worked in Chicago but missed Colorado and came home! I have lived in … more

Awards honor outstanding Douglas County teens

Douglas County teens who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives are recognized each year by the Douglas County Youth Initiative through its outstanding youth … more
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