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Douglas County High grads 'take care of each other'

Douglas County High School held its 2018 senior graduation ceremony May 22 at the high school's packed outdoor stadium in Castle Rock. Principal Tony Kappas and several other speakers referred to the … more

Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout … more

The courage of encouragement helps us brave life’s problems

Building upon last week’s column about yesterday’s achievements becoming our successes of tomorrow, I wanted to share more about the power of encouragement and the courage to become an … more

Life may not be predictable, but graduation speeches are

The invitations have gone out, and once again I didn’t receive one. I wasn’t asked by a single high school, college, or university in the United States to give their commencement speech, even … more

Letter to the editor: Good point on pay

Good point on pay I second Smith Young’s letter to the editor printed in last week’s edition. I do not begrudge the pretty good pay and all the vacation breaks teachers get. Teaching is … more

Letter to the editor: Laydon is right choice

Laydon is right choice I have lived in south metro Denver for more than 40 years, with the past 15 years being in Douglas County. I love our community and what we do to protect conservative ideals, … more

Letter to the editor: Laydon for commissioner

Laydon for commissioner Abe Laydon has the experience to responsibly represent the citizens of Douglas, County. Many Douglas County residents are concerned about government spending. Abe knows that … more

Letter to the editor: CDOT takes a toll

CDOT takes a toll We should take a peak at the leaders of CDOT, who get paid to construct and maintain our state roadways. Why did we construct a new exit and exchange at the north end of Castle Rock … more

Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a … more

American Museum of Western Art is one of Colorado’s treasures

A visit to the American Museum of Western Art at 1727 Tremont Place in Denver is a pleasant excursion for area art lovers — as well as a good spot to take visitors to the area. Check the website … more

Denver-area opportunities to remember the fallen this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just one day a year, and as Louetta Smith, director of the annual Denver Memorial Day Tribute event, sees it, it’s not too much to ask to take a few minutes during the day to … more

A bevy of outdoor ways to start the summer

Memorial Day weekend provides a bounty of options for those looking to spend time outside. There’s something for all ages and interests, but one thing they all have in common is they get … more

State track and field: How they finished

Results for south metro athletes in the finals of the state track meet, which was held May 17-19 at Jeffco Stadium. Girls Class 5A 3200 run: 1. Jenna Fitzsimmons, Mountain Vista, 10:35.09; … more

Video games inspire sculptor with works at Denver Botanic Gardens

Sculptor Mike Whiting brings his memories of vintage 1980s video games (Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, etc.) into another realm as a visitor finds his oversized images amidst the flowers, trees and shrubs … more

Centennial Airport: From open prairie to economic driver

As the story goes, a businessman drove a shiny, black car to his downtown Denver office, and when he walked back to the car that afternoon, he found a large scratch in the door. Around the early … more

J.R. (Jerald) Pinon

About me I am a native of Denver. I have lived in Castle Rock now for 5 1/2 years and absolutely love Douglas County — especially the amazing community of people that I have had the privilege of … more

World-changing treaty document can be viewed in Pueblo

When El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo planned a new permanent exhibit called “Borderlands,” the staff determined to offer a really special attraction for the opening months. Through July 4, the … more

South metro area swimmers post strong showings at state

Cherry Creek was third at the Class 5A state swimming championship to lead all teams from the south metro area. The Bruins finished with 208.50 points, which was 82 points shy of state champion Regis … more

Valor girls claim track title

Valor Christian coach Brian Kula knew his girls track team had the ability to be a championship contender. He was right: The Eagles captured the Class 4A state title. Valor's team title was the … more

High school drag races keep things moving

High school students are encouraged to “push the pedal to the metal” as they push their vehicles to the limits during the competition at the May 28 All American High School Drag Races at … more
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