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Be extraordinary today — in an extra ordinary way

Looking at the title of today’s column may have some of you a little overwhelmed. I mean some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Extraordinary? I am happy to just get through the day.” Wow, … more

Former Olympian to coach swim clinic for charity

Swim Across America begins its season of summer events June 25 with an open-water swim clinic coached by former Olympic bronze medalist Susan Williams. The Open Water Swim to Fight Cancer Clinic is … more

‘Brooklyn Bridge’ gets tune-up at its location along light rail

Conservation is an ongoing concern when an extensive art collection is involved. Light-rail passengers see the Museum Outdoor Arts piece “Brooklyn Bridge” by Red Grooms when they arrive at the … more

Letter to the editor: Thomas is off base

Thomas is off base Commissioner Lora Thomas is simply incorrect in calling for interim Commissioner Diane Holbert to step down prior to the end of her term in January. First, Commissioner Holbert was … more

Promenade moving toward completion

On a recent September afternoon, Shirley Beyer walked toward her truck parked in the lot for T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Castle Rock. She loaded up her shopping bags and put her cart in the bay. Next … more

Variety of works shown for expo announcement

The lobby and hallway were filled with artists and art lovers/lookers on Sept. 26 when the Lone Tree Arts Commission hosted a reception/awards announcement for its 17th Annual Art Expo, featuring 61 … more

Denver man sentenced to 16 years for injuring Douglas County deputy

A Denver man who injured a Douglas County Sheriff deputy after ramming his car in an attempt to evade arrest was sentenced to 16 years in prison Oct. 12, according to a press release from the 18th Judicial District. more

Arvada Center curtain rises on Christmas cheer

One of the best things about the holiday season is gathering together with family and friends to watch one of the many classic Christmas movies. One of the more recent entries into the canon is the … more

The rise of cornhole: no pain, just grain

You can find Keilan Wilbanks playing cornhole three or four nights a week — he practices almost daily. “It’s a social thing. You can do it outside or inside,” he said. “It’s kind of like … more

My Name Is … Muffy Sander

About me An independent owner, mom, grandmom, dog mom and wife to a wonderful husband for 20 years. I enjoy gardening, decorating my home, travelling and expanding my world every chance I get. … more

Longmire story takes series hero across border

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has been fighting Mexican drug cartel boss Tomas Bidarte for some time, but things truly took a bad turn at the end of Craig Johnson’s last Longmire book, “Western … more

Expect annual boom in lowbrow behavior

It doesn’t hurt to ask, but I know what you’re going to say. Wouldn’t it be nice if the Fourth of July came and went without any residential explosions? They’re illegal. They’re annoying. … more

PoloFest gallops into Sedalia this month

An event rolls into Sedalia this month that aims to make people believe in polo, while also serving up first-class music entertainment. PoloFest, which as the name suggests is both a music festival … more

Council moves $236.6 million budget toward final approval

Castle Rock's first town council meeting in September was largely focused on town finances, with a lengthy discussion on the town's grocery tax, plans to raise certain development fees and ultimately … more

Mistrial declared after surprise testimony in case of trucker accused of killing trooper in I-25 collision

In an unexpected turn of events, a Douglas County judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of killing a Colorado state trooper after hitting him with his vehicle in 2016. Noe … more

Former Ponderosa security guard sentenced 8 years for sexually assaulting student

A former Ponderosa High School security guard was sentenced to eight years in prison Oct. 12 for sexually assaulting a student at the school. more

Vista’s Flanigan named AD after years in tennis

Jim Flanigan has a new job at Mountain Vista. He is now a maintenance man. No, not that kind of maintenance man. Flanigan, the tennis coach for the past 13 years at Vista, is the school’s new … more

My Name Is…Jessica Winters

About me I have lived in four states and three countries. My husband, Joel, and I were married in 2014 and we have two beautiful kids — Haley is 3 and Flynn is 1. Living in Castle Rock I have lived … 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

Letter to the editor: Kudos for the Q&As

Kudos for Q&As Thanks very much for publishing the candidate statements to all the contested primary races in your June 14 issue. I appreciate having that information consolidated in a single … more
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