Library district's board of trustees appoints former school board president

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is facing backlash from some residents for its decision to appoint former school board president Meghann Silverthorn to the Douglas County Libraries Board of …
Who is getting what from the mill levy override?
Kathy Dorman has taught science at Ponderosa High School in Parker for 35 years. Last year, she campaigned for a $40 million mill levy override that the Douglas County Board of Education said would …

Bill would place more judges in stressed judicial districts

In some Colorado district courtrooms, a continually growing caseload is overwhelming staff. Dockets are swelling. Felony case filings in particular have spiked across the state in recent years. …

Boy's family gets help with home makeover

Josh Beller, like many 13-year-olds, loves to go on bicycle rides and spend time with his family. He goes to Sierra Middle School with his brother, Will, but faces greater challenges than the average …

Second mistrial declared for suspect in trooper's death

For the second time, a mistrial has been declared in the case of a man accused of crashing into and killing Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue more than two years ago. Noe Gamez-Ruiz faces charges of …

Murdoch's pushes back Castle Rock opening date

The Town of Castle Rock has now twice pushed back deadlines outlined in its original deal with Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply, which is slated to partially fill a vacant 70,000-square-foot box …

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

IN THEIR BUSINESS: News and notes from the business community

Hotels change hands Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver, has assumed management of three metro Denver Hyatt properties, according to a …

Life

Milestones

Melanee Bauer, of Castle Rock, was named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at Rockhurst University. Meghan E. Beer, of Castle Rock, , graduated Dec. 15 from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree …

Sports

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Six wrestlers, including two Region 4 champions, qualified for the state wrestling tournament, which will be Feb. 21-23 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The regional champs were …
Jim Benton
Overtime

Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- …
Castle View’s Madison Hema drives to the hoop as Highlands Ranch’s Kasey Neubert defends. Castle View fell to the Falcons 75-27 on Feb. 8.

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Cormac Gorman had a pair of goals and three assists while Kyle Mcentee scored twice and added an assist in a 7-5 hockey loss to Pine Creek on Feb. 7. • The girls basketball team saw …
Jim Benton
Overtime

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the …
Mara Powner is a senior point guard for Rock Canyon High School basketball and describes herself as a "coach on the floor."
Student-Athlete Spotlight

She's the team's 'spirit leader'

Mara Powner is a true point guard. A coach on the floor who rarely misses minutes in a game, Powner prides herself on passing. Powner sets the tone for the team in most games, and is usually the one …

State swimming: How they finished

Results of local interest in the finals of last weekend's state swimming and diving meets: Class 5A Team scores — Fairview 495.50, Fossil Ridge 378, Regis Jesuit 371.50, Cherry Creek 259.50, …

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Voices
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

'Black swans' in your financial plan

A black swan is something rare and unusual. In economic terms, it is defined as an unpredictable or unforeseen event, typically one with extreme consequences. Investors spend a lot of time and worry …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

And now, in the great tradition of newspaper haiku contests

Maybe the time of the year, and a series of snows, contributed to the haiku contest’s success. Winter, someone said, “forms our character and brings out our best.” I hoped for a dozen entries. …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Getting motivated when we have become demotivated

Here we are, several weeks into the New Year. But where exactly are we? Are we on track with our goals and resolutions? Are we still headed to the gym? Is our personal time being preserved? Have we …
David Severance

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral …
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