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Shakespeare supposedly wrote a lot of great stuff

I have a dab of Shakespeare (1582-1616) memorized, and that’s about it. I am a failed scholar when it comes to most of it. Romeo and Juliet was set in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I think. I’ve … more

Sometimes today is better than the old days

I have admitted this before, but often I have a tendency to like the old way that things were done. However, I welcome the change the Colorado High School Activities Association adopted for the state … more

Church concert features piano masterpieces

Pianist Andrew Todd will perform a concert of piano masterpieces at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Following two solo works for piano — … more

Navigating dating in dense Denver metro area

Along with traffic and housing costs, the population boom in the Denver metro area can affect a less obvious part of residents’ lives: navigating the dating world. “While that doesn’t make us … more

State cross country: how they finished

Results of the top 10 teams and individuals in the state high school cross country championships Oct. 27 at the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. Also listed are runners from south … more

To take care of your child, you have to take care of yourself

As an infant, Maureen Lake’s daughter was restless, finicky. In her younger years, she was prone to tantrums, boisterous. When she turned 16, she had no interest in getting her license or dating. … more

Let’s take a look at five myths about Alzheimer’s disease

Despite being the No. 6 killer of Americans, and despite being the single largest risk to the health of our Medicare system, Alzheimer’s disease is not widely understood. Even some of the people … more

Rox Arts Gallery moves — a little

Aspen Grove shoppers may have noticed a parade of folks carrying paintings, panels, pottery and miscellaneous items up the sidewalk recently. How do you move an art gallery a short distance? The new … more

Notable Castle Rock resident honored by town

He was deeply involved in the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, helped organize the first of many notable town events including the Starlighting and fair parade, and was a 20-year member of the Castle … more

Crystal Valley Interchange proposal ramps up

The Town of Castle Rock recently amped up efforts to get an interchange with Interstate 25 at Crystal Valley Parkway planned, funded and under construction. Town staff have said the need is paramount … more

Support for Amendment 73 varies across Douglas County

Support for an amendment that would increase funding for public schools and raise taxes for some is divided across Douglas County. While some parents, school board members and members of the faith … more

Mountain Vista girls repeat as champs in cross country

It can be difficult to defend a championship, but two individual athletes from Douglas County schools and the Mountain Vista girls team repeated during the CHSAA Cross Country Championships, which … more

‘Shared Visions’ among art events linked to college

Is it Smooth? Soft? Solid? Ridged? Large? Small? Other? “Shared Visions” is the title for the repeat of a popular collaboration between ceramics, painting and 3-D design students from the … more

Drop off ballots, don’t mail them, state says

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, which oversees elections in the state, urged voters to drop off their ballots rather than mailing them after Oct. 29, according to a news release from the office. more

My Name Is … Jared Oldenburg

About me I'm from Appleton, Wisconsin, where I met my wife in high school (we started dating when we were 14 and 15 years old!). We got married and worked in places like California, Colorado, … more

27 Douglas County students named National Merit semifinalists

Twenty-seven Douglas County School District students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, more than doubling the district's 12 semifinalists from a year ago. Fewer than 1 percent … more

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community … more

Residents displaced after late-night apartment fire

A late-night fire at South Creek Apartments, at 5891 South Nevada Street, just north of Arapahoe Community College, left all 18 units uninhabitable and all residents displaced on Oct. 24. No injuries … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for Griswold

Vote for Griswold You’ve probably chosen a gubernatorial candidate. What about other statewide offices? Do you know about those candidates and their positions on our important issues? The secretary … more

Letter to the editor: Say no to 74

Say no to 74 Amendment 74 is one of those proposals that sounds like a good idea but would have horrible consequences. If someone wants to open a pot shop in your neighborhood and the town passes a … more
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