Sturm Collaboration Campus opens in Castle Rock

Castle Rock now offers higher education, but it's not through the traditional four-year university or college programs that dot the country. Students won't spend 20 minutes walking from one end of …

Douglas County School District will apply for security funds

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker says the district will apply for a portion of $10 million in school safety funds being offered to local schools by the county. Tucker and …
Douglas County School District seeks ouster of charter school that has armed staff
A Douglas County charter school that allows staff to carry firearms on campus has been asked to leave the Douglas County School District and is negotiating an agreement to transfer its charter to the …

Priest waits out injury to resume walk across country

For roughly six weeks, he walked along Kansas roads as a sore on his toe worsened from a pesky blister to a painful infection. Still, the former Episcopal priest who lives in Colorado kept going. On …

Park named for fallen deputy debuts

Castle Rock debuted its newest community park on Aug. 17 with a packed celebration. The Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park spans more than 5 acres at 2020 Fiddle Road and boasts two play …

Ray to run for second term on school board

Douglas County School Board President David Ray has announced he will seek a second term. Ray will be the only incumbent up for reelection who is running in the November race. Director Anne-Marie …

My Name Is … Matt Call

About me I was born and raised in Colorado. I’m a fourth-generation Colorado native. My great-grandfather was a rancher near Rocky Ford, my grandfather played on the 1957 Orange Bowl team at CU and …

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 …

News

Bennet hopes voters are ready for steady

Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely. “I respect him because he tells …

Life

Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century …

Sports
Jim Benton
Overtime

Mental health added to coaches’ mission

Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green called it a very bold stance. The CHSAA Board of Directors in June approved a Mental Health Initiative that mandates all …
Highlands Ranch resident Chris Ball found time to become a good disc golf player while also being a Grammy nominated songwriter and composer of background music for many television shows. “I’ve never been good at regular golf, but disc golf was something I could do,” Ball said.

Disc golf takes full flight in Denver metro area

Chris Ball is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who has composed music for many television shows and toured for seven years as a musician with the rock band Firefall. The 53-year-old Highlands Ranch …

High school sports: the fall lineup

FOOTBALL First games: Aug. 29 Defending champions: Valor Christian (5A), Loveland (4A), Palmer Ridge (3A), LaJunta (2A), Limon (1A), Sedgwick County (A8), Stratton/Liberty (A6) 2019 state …

Broncos' Sutton forgoes the spectacular for the steady

Courtland Sutton hasn't been the star of training camp like he was last year with a daily diet of highlight reel catches on deep fade routes, and the Denver Broncos are glad about that. Sutton is …
Jim Benton
Overtime

Drag-racing plot thickens in thin air

Being a Colorado native, I am used to hearing about the effects of the high altitude. It doesn’t matter if it is baseball, golf, tennis, football, basketball or any event you choose, because there …

Several Broncos offensive players coming back from injuries

The Denver Broncos' revamped offense features a half-dozen key players coming back from injuries that ended their 2018 seasons prematurely. Advantage Broncos? Right guard Ronald Leary thinks so. Like …

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Norton
Winning Words

Managing the game clock for greater success

Is it our time management skills that need a little work, or is the enemy time compression? “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week” — Anonymous How true. And we all know what the …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Views from an expert in the laughingstock market

I could give a two-day seminar on the No. 2 pencil, but I couldn’t have an intelligent two-minute conversation about the stock market. Those words — “stock market” — have intimidated me …
Norton
Winning Words

Who’s the boss? You’re the boss

Whether you are a business owner, an executive, a manager, or a supervisor with a team of people reporting to you, or you are someone who reports into another person, guess what? You are all still …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The last, final diatribe on an unneeded, unnecessary word

I, like, give up. Once a year for the past eight years, I have written a column about the extra-grammatical use of the word “like” and its part in the ruination of the English language. Each …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Investing 101: Don’t look for instant gratification

The media continues to satisfy our need for instant information, but how much is too much? Many folks tell me they are on information overload. Also, some news stories can make you feel inadequate if …
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