Douglas County proceeds with possible new health department
Douglas County will soon begin a community health assessment and a public health improvement plan as it presses forward with the possibility of splitting from the Tri-County Health Department. The …
Douglas County seeks volunteers to advise on public health
Nine Douglas County residents will have the opportunity to help shape the way public health services look in the community after commissioners formed a Public Health Advisory Committee during a July …

Colorado wildfires are year-round danger

State climate experts and local fire officials along the Front Range say wildfire season no longer has an end as heat, low moisture and other factors have created a year-round problem. Russ …
Heidi Thomas, of Castle Rock, was the first alleged victim to testify in the 2018 Bill Cosby trial.

Bill Cosby accuser in Colorado now wants spotlight on needed changes

Despite a court ruling that freed Bill Cosby years after his sexual-assault conviction, a Douglas County resident says progress is being made to help victims come forward and find justice in cases of …

Council looks to voters for new revenue streams

To sufficiently meet the growing needs of the Castle Rock police and fire departments and parks and recreation, Town Manager David Corliss said $13 million in new revenue streams must be created. …

Castle Rock commercial, residential growth continues

As the Castle Rock Town Council debates various options about how to pay for continued growth, projects continue to pile up. With a growing population of more than 75,000, making Castle Rock the …

On the upswing: Pickleball popularity grows for all ages

When pickleball started becoming popular, it was a sport that helped aging adults get some exercise by combining aspects of tennis, badminton and table tennis onto one court. Today, the sport remains …

Castle Rock man sentenced to 36 years in murder

Dominique Wogan, 35, of Castle Rock was sentenced to 36 years in prison after being convicted for the murder of Fletcher Bodnar, a Highlands Ranch resident. Wogan was said to be partners in a …

Pandemic risk not over, Tri-County health chief says

Several Denver metro counties are now operating in what they call “level clear” in local dial policies, generally with no local coronavirus restrictions — and that’s likely to continue unless …

Douglas County's Catholic diocese has new bishop

The Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs, which includes Douglas County, has welcomed a new bishop. The Most Rev. James Golka, previously a priest of the Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska, was …

News
Traffic on Interstate 25 in Denver on May 19.

Colorado violates EPA ozone standards again

On the same day environmental groups called out Colorado officials for missing a key EPA deadline to clean up ozone pollution violations widely attributed to driving, business groups declared victory …

Douglas County Library Foundation fundraiser focuses on mermaid magic

Over the years, the Douglas County Library Foundation has delivered funding and resources such as scholarships to attend special programs and Camp DCL.
The Tuono sculpture sits near the entrance to the Lone Tree Arts Center, across from Douglas County Libraries.

Lone Tree Arts Commission hopes to keep sculpture

The Lone Tree Arts Commission discussed the possible lease renewal or purchase of the “Tuono” sculpture outside of the Lone Tree Arts Center during a meeting on July 14. “Tuono” was installed …
Englewood Civic Center, home of the city’s Municipal Court.

Englewood ‘Restorative justice’ program seeks to undo damage of crime

Englewood is ramping up a program court officials hope will provide a more holistic and community-focused answer to criminal offenses. Englewood’s Municipal Court is expanding its fledgling …
The cigarette and vaping display at a convenience store in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in 2019.

Colorado's tobacco-tax boost generates millions

A new nicotine tax and an increased tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products in Colorado generated more than $34 million in their first five months, according to a data analysis by The Colorado …
Life
Coming Attractions

Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted …

Celebrate the state’s 145th birthday with History Colorado

History Colorado is inviting the community to celebrate Colorado’s 145th birthday with a carnivalesque event and free entry to the History Colorado Center at 1200 N. Broadway in downtown Denver. …
Coming Attractions

McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and …
Coming Attractions

Celebrating a Denver story at Miners Alley

There was never any doubt that Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden was going to make returning to live theater a big deal. Over the last 18 months plus, the theater has invested in giving audiences the …
Sports
Skyview's Isaac Gutierrez starts on a small adventure after this pop fly during a June 10 game at Fort Lupton.

Keeping your eye on the ball .. and the mound

CHSAA releases Season D playoff schedule

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association released thke playoff formats and sites for the so-called Season D lineup of sports -- girls tennis, boys and girls lacrosse, boys swimming …

Jacobs Fore benefit golf tournament coming to Fort Lupton

The city of Fort Lupton, Jacobs and the business community are co-sponsoring the 2021 Jacobs Fore Youth Benefit Golf Tournament Friday, Aug. 20, at Coyote Creek Golf Course. The tourney raises …
Brighton High School's baseball team rallies around a 10U rec league team that lost one of its players due to a car crash Memorial Day weekend..

Crash kills 10-year-old; mom arrested

A 27-year-old woman is under arrest after a May 30 rollover crash in Brighton killed her 10-year-old son. Karena Cecil, of Brighton, could face charges of vehicular homicide, careless driving …
Voices
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

It may be time to give money away

A true sign of financial independence is to worry about your estate plan and what to do with your assets after you pass away. Some people, myself included, spend their entire adult life worrying …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Anyone else but me

You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar Many of us daydream or fantasize about being someone else. Did you ever look at someone else’s …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Trapped in the platitude escalation cycle

Some of you might remember radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. He always ended his daily program with two words. “Good day.” Hippies turned that into “Have a nice day.” Then “Have a good day” …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

What I wouldn’t give for just 5 more minutes

How many times have we thought, “If I could only do that over again?” Whatever that is, there is always at least one thing, maybe several things we wish we could take another shot at.
Linda Newell

Anyone else slow about moving on to freedom?

Have you been feeling a bit anxious lately? You'd think as the pandemic starts to wane (in our area) and restrictions begin to be lifted, that I'd be feeling great about the potential of reentering …
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