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Exuberant show sets tone for Arvada Center season

The first show in a theater’s season sets the tone for the rest of the year, and by opening its 2018-19 season with “Mamma Mia!” the Arvada Center’s message is clear — this year is going to … more

First responders to compete in Wildlander challenge

Firefighters and other first responders running with up to 30-pound packs will compete to see who's the fastest as they tackle a course in Sandstone Ranch, soon to be Douglas County's newest open … more

Castle Rock announces fire chief finalists

Castle Rock has announced the top five finalists in its search for the town's next fire chief with a list that includes a mix of new and familiar names. Among the finalists is acting fire chief, … more

Three will vie to become Castle Rock's mayor

Castle Rock residents now know who the candidates are to become their next mayor. The town confirmed Aug. 27 that three men made the ballot to run for Castle Rock's first mayor elected by a townwide … more

We’re giving you a Mulligan

His name seems fitting for a golfer. Tyler Mulligan is a Chaparral senior who just sighs and smiles when asked what kinds of comments he gets when he is introduced to other golfers. However, the … more

Festival celebrates culture of Westwood

Since 2010, BuCu West Development Association has celebrated the culture of the Westwood community with its annual Westwood Chile Fest. This year’s festival will celebrate “the makers” of … more

Young pitcher immersed in national pride

It is amazing how easy it is to remember all the first times in our lives. I can still recall the first time that I really felt and saw public patriotism. Admittedly I used to feel a twinge of … more

Bronzes span decades of artist’s long career

Bronze sculptures spanning four decades of sculptor Neil Goodman’s career will be exhibited Sept. 15 to Nov. 17 at the Museum Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 … more

Rules for letters to the editor

Colorado Community Media welcomes letters to the editor. Please keep in mind the following rules: • Submit your letter in a Word document or in the body of an email. No PDFs, please. • Letters … more

How to keep your situation free of destination procrastination

Have you ever wondered why some of your own tasks and projects get done and yet there are others that seem to fall into the “maybe someday, but definitely not today” bucket? One of the primary … more

Any excuse for littering is just so much rubbish

John Lennon said, “Littering is easy with eyes closed.” Littering is easy and it’s fun and it’s a great way to thumb your nose at that arcane word “civility,” which has gone down the … more

Letter to the editor: Time for change in Congress

Time for change in Congress I’m a retired Douglas County professional sharing why I think it is time for a change after generally voting Republican since 1976. No, it’s not Trump (entirely). … more

Letter to the editor: Support ballot measures

Support ballot measures I’m writing to express my gratitude to the Douglas County School District Board of Education for unanimously voting to add two local school-funding measures to the ballot … more

Letter to the editor: Schools do need the money

Schools do need the money Smith Young's letter in the Aug. 16 paper advising us to defeat any Douglas County School District bond proposal is flawed in several respects. He states that the district's … more

Letter to the editor: Keep momentum going

Keep momentum going A letter printed in your Aug. 16 edition shows why it is so important to get out and vote for the school-funding measures this November. Because if you believe those who … more

Visions of success for coaches in new positions

One way of defining football culture is how players, fans and others see the expectations for the team. There are six head football coaches in new places at south metro-area programs this season, and … more

Fourteeners rack up big numbers

Ross Erickson, 29, started climbing fourteeners — mountains with more than 14,000 feet elevation — eight years ago when he moved to Colorado. “Illinois doesn’t have any,” he said jokingly … more

'Gap' construction launches after Labor Day

The long-awaited expansion project of Interstate 25 between Castle Rock and Monument, an area commonly called “the Gap,” is nearly here. Construction to widen the stretch of I-25 from two lanes … more

Preview of September budget talks reveals proposals

Castle Rock residents got their first glimpse of what's to come in the 2019 budget, formally introduced on Aug. 21. Discussion led by Town Manager Dave Corliss was more a highlight reel of the full … more

In search of cultural honor

It is not often that a theater company has the opportunity to be part of a play from inception to production, but that’s just one of the things that makes the Athena Project such an important part … more
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