A night out for dads, daughters

Fathers and daughters dressed to the nines for the Town of Castle Rock's Daddy Daughter Ball tradition, dancing the hours away during their night on the town. The annual Daddy Daughter Ball took …
Douglas County School District grapples with teacher pay
Luke Hadden comes from a family of teachers. He believes educators have the power to better children’s lives. That’s why leaving his job as a social studies teacher at Rock Canyon High School, …

My Name Is … Barbara Spagnuolo

About me I am a Jersey native but moved to Colorado in 1997. Before moving to Colorado, I graduated with a degree in wildlife biology and conservation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, …

Douglas County Deputy raising money for MS society, Boston Marathon

A Douglas County deputy who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis is raising money to participate in the Boston Marathon and help with the search for a cure to the disease. John Carrasco, 39, …

Younger STEM suspect pleads guilty to murder, other charges

The suspect accused of plotting the May 7 fatal shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch and recruiting a friend to help him carry out the attack has pleaded guilty to numerous felony charges. Alec …

Two indicted in hit-and-run, shooting on C-470

A motorist who attempted to stop another driver from escaping a hit-and-run on C-470 has been indicted for shooting at the car, according to court documents. Marc Simmons, who told police he is an …

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

Reporter Stories: Digging into The Farm, Westminster's Uplands Development

Long-time Westminster Window columnist Bill Christopher discusses the Oread Capital's Uplands Development in Westminster, the City Council's Feb. 10 approval and what's next. Read our latest story …

Life

Animal art brings sense of life to gallery

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild postponed its opening reception for the “Animals, Tame and Wild” exhibit due to snow. The reception will now be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the …

Sports
Douglas County sophomore guard and team captain Jaeton Hackley.

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Sophomore holds down captain role

Jaeton Hackley has a different role this season for the Douglas County boys basketball team. Hackley played a little as a freshman last season, but this year the 5-foot-11 sophomore guard has been …
Jim Benton
Overtime

Two classes possible for hockey

It still is a ways off and has to be approved by the CHSAA Legislative Council during its April meeting, but the hockey committee has recommended the sport be split into two classifications for the …
Elizabeth Brock of Cherry Creek was fourth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:06.28 at the 5A girls state swimming championships held Feb. 13-14 at the VMAC.

Area swimmers stand out at state

Anna Shaw of Heritage and Sophia Bradac of Regis Jesuit won individual events, while Cherry Creek finished second in the team standings to highlight the performances of south metro athletes at the …

Cheer teams from Douglas County schools excel at nationals

Several Douglas County schools placed in their divisions at the 2020 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship, held from Feb. 7-9 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. It was the 40th …

South metro athletes heading to college teams

Here is a list of athletes from south metro schools who have recently committed or signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level. This list was compiled from the …
Mountain Vista senior basketball player Reece Kelly.

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Mountain Vista senior sure at shootin’

Reece Kelly is feeling good these days shooting the basketball. Kelly, a 6-foot-2 senior at Mountain Vista, was scoring at a 20.1 clip in the Golden Eagles' first six Contential League games. “My …

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Winning Words

Top performers share their secrets to success

One myth about top performers in any field is that they tend to keep their secrets of success to themselves. Engaging in conversations with very successful senior executives, top-performing sales and …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Noir films are satisfying dark blend

The misquote “The stuff that dreams are made of” concludes what great 1941 noir film? The answer and some interesting information about the film come later. Every Sunday in the mid-1970s, a …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Holidays are over — it’s tax season

Time flies. The holidays are a brief memory, winter is more than half over and we’re looking forward to spring. With spring comes the deadline for filing your tax return. So, don’t let time slip …
Norton
Winning Words

Momentum is game changer for success

A shift in momentum is usually extremely palpable. Sometimes the momentum swings in our favor, and sometimes it feels like we have lost it, and lost it quickly. In both cases, we know exactly when it …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You want buzzwords? Buzzwords we got

My hope this year is to rebrand my brand with some brand new words, while holding on to such dependable ones as “go-to” and “vibe” and “sustainable.” Listen, my go-to restaurant in Lone …
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