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Former Rock Canyon student competing in 2018 Winter Olympics

A former Rock Canyon High School student has been selected to play for the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team at the 2018 Winter Olympics, USA Hockey announced Jan. 1. Troy Terry, 20, will be on one … more

Letter to the editor: Current direction reduces choice

According to the DCSD community survey, most of us think that charter schools add value to our district. However, over the past few years, Silverthorn, Geddes, Peck and Reynolds (board majority) have … more

Air quality improving, but still not ideal

There are some days, primarily in the summer months between May and September, when Coloradans should re-think partaking in vigorous exercise outside. But that doesn’t mean the air quality here is so concerning that everybody should feel they … more

Castle Rock chamber opposes at-large mayor initiative

The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced Sept. 28 that it is officially opposing the Nov. 7 ballot measure calling for an at-large mayor in Castle Rock. “Although we strongly believe residents and business owners in … more

Douglas County commissioner nominated for U.S. marshal of Colorado

President Donald Trump has nominated Douglas County Commissioner David Weaver to serve as the United States marshal for the District of Colorado, according to a Nov. 17 news release from the White … more

Guest column: Civil dialogue is needed on Colorado’s energy future

They say you shouldn’t talk politics, religion or money in polite company. We disagree. We believe that controversial issues deserve collaborative and innovative problem solving working to keep … more

Employment in Colorado for July 2011

Employers in Colorado added 3,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,241,500 jobs, according to the survey of business … more

Letter to the editor: Time for change

I am a retired educator whose two children received a quality education in Bellevue, Nebraska.  I am concerned that my granddaughter will be offered less here. The high teacher turnover … more

Remembering Roy Halladay, a hometown all-star

The hard work and determination Roy Halladay brought to his athletics is something Jeff Legault, baseball coach at Dakota Ridge High School, teaches to his players daily. As an assistant coach at Arvada West High School in the early 1990s, … more

Letter to the editor: Bill would bring a boost

As the president of the Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Littleton, I strongly support the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Future Generations Act (SB18-143), a bill that will provide critical … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for unity, community

After eight years of failing reforms, outside interests continue to try to divide the residents of Douglas County. Grassroots candidates prevailed in 2015. This year, outside interests are funding … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Josh Harnden, Legend The senior midfielder scored the winning goal in the soccer team's 1-0 win over Ponderosa on Oct. 17. Cole Sprout, Valor Christian The sophomore standout won the 4A … more

Looking for and finding simplicity is the fastest pathway to success

I don’t know about you, but there have been so many times, too many times, where I have done things the hard way. Looking back, I can clearly see the path that would have been much simpler, so much … more

Letter to the editor: Slate understands kids' needs

Teachers have one of the most difficult and important jobs in the world - educating the young minds of those who will shape America's future. I know this from my family legacy of teaching. As a young … more

E-470 freezes toll rates for up to three years

A toll adjustment announced Nov. 9 by the E-470 Board of Directors would freeze toll rates for ExpressToll drivers through 2020. That means ExpressToll users driving the 47-mile roadway can lock in the rates they are paying today, according to the … more

Let’s roll back the years for look at gender-bias history

This one is for Emily Davison. Davison died June 8, 1913, four days after she was run over by a horse. If you have heard of her, raise your hand. I don’t see many hands. Back to her in a minute. … more

Shining a light on the season

Even though Grace Ramírez is a Denver native and works for the City of Denver, it’s still a thrill to see downtown and the Denver City and County Building all lit up for the season. “It’s been … more

Highlands Ranch prepares for another winter cultural series

For many people, winter is a time to stay inside and burrow into one’s blanket and couch. But for those looking to share a love of the arts with fellow appreciators, the Highlands Ranch Community … more

Douglas County caucuses: 'It's important everybody's involved in this'

Zoe Wilson was the youngest person at a Democratic caucus at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch. The 18-year-old wants to see Cary Kennedy win the governor's race this November, she said, … more

Nonprofit wants to take vision nationwide

Hide in Plain Sight provides more than just a handout, founder Joe Roos says. “We’re providing a solution so at-risk students can be competitive in the job market, earn a substantial … more
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