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My Name Is... Sonya Ellingboe

About me I was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1930. My mother was an art teacher and my dad taught economics. We moved to Pittsburgh, and my dad taught at the university there for the rest of his career. … more

Endangered African wild dog puppies born at zoo

Denver Zoo visitors have a chance to see four endangered African wild dog puppies born in November and released into the Benson Predator Ridge yard Feb. 16. The puppies were in their private … 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

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Kieran McMullen, Rock Canyon He fashioned a 1-under-par on Sept. 18 at Plum Creek Golf Course and the senior tied for individual medalist honors at the Class 5A Central Regional golf … more

Times are tough, but options exist for first-time homebuyers

Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … more

Time to Talk: Campaigns fight stigma that follows mental illness

Dan Jackson was at dinner with a colleague when he felt the onset of a panic attack. So he took a Xanax, prescribed by his psychiatrist to calm him. When his colleague’s tone of voice and facial … more

Red Rocks’ first New Year’s Eve concert moved due to the cold

In 2017, the year of “resist,” no genre of music embraced the fractured culture like rap and hip-hop. The genre’s artists were all over the place, some delving into the political and … 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

Sharing in the spirit of the star

Cmdr. John Anderson, who has lived in Castle Rock his entire life, remembers attending a Starlighting when he was 8 years old. And although the spirit of the annual celebration, which kicks off the … more

Time to Talk: A shared story

Growing up in Highlands Ranch, Sydney Chapin, 19, had everything she needed: a nice home where she lived with her parents and younger sister, good schools, close friends, money to pay for a tutor or … more

National Western Stock Show prepares for January events

Each January for the past 112 years, Western has been the preferred fashion in Denver during the run of the National Western Stock Show. This year’s festivities kick off Jan. 6 and the schedule of … more

Castle Rock businessman urges congressional panel to monitor regulatory bureau

Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO), chairman of the Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations Subcommittee for the Small Business Committee of the U.S. … more

Healing garden opens at Castle Rock hospital

Patients, doctors, nurses, visitors and any other people who need spend time at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital now have another place to pass the hours. The hospital has opened a new “healing … more

High school athletes take time to help team of fourth-grade girls

It’s easy to notice Makena Prey’s talents on the basketball court or the golf course. However, the Golden High School senior has also been an influence in the classroom with a 4.66 weighed … more

Town prepares to call special election in at-large mayor issue

Castle Rock's town council knows the town will hold a special election asking voters to approve changes to the town charter, which it says are necessary in order for Castle Rock to move to an … more

Gold Award Girl Scout: Abby Sickinger

This is the second in a four-part series interviewing this year’s Girl Scout Gold Award recipients from Castle Rock. Four Castle Rock Girl Scouts recently received their Gold Award, the highest … more

To get the best answers, make sure you ask the best questions

Here we are back in full swing of the new school year. My guess would be that many of you reading this column have already asked the question, “Did you do your homework?” And you probably heard something like a short and muffled, “No.” Or a … more

Rock Canyon students leave their mark downtown

On a recent December afternoon, a handful of Rock Canyon High School students traveled to downtown Denver to transform a gray concrete wall into a colorful Colorado landscape. The students, along … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

What could possibly be wrong about wanting a perfect world?

My therapist asked me to describe my perfect world. “No one goes hungry, for one thing,” I said. “Very admirable.” “Affordable health care options for everyone.” “Very admirable.” “No one wears a baseball cap … more
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