Committee to recall Douglas County sheriff in no rush

It has been seven months since the Committee to Recall Tony Spurlock was formed as a response to the Douglas County sheriff's support of Colorado's red flag law, and still, petitioning has not begun. …
Douglas County teachers union proposes lawsuit settlement
The Douglas County teachers' union has proposed settling a lawsuit against the Douglas County School District that dates back to 2013 and alleges the district improperly dissolved thousands of sick …

Castle Rock learns results of lip sync competition

When a lip sync video challenge among first responder agencies went viral in 2018, it inspired a new CBS show called "Lip Sync to the Rescue," which asked America to vote for the top videos and …

Run for the Fallen honors teen killed in STEM shooting

Kendrick Castillo wasn't the type to boast about awards or honors, but his father believes the 18-year-old would have appreciated the Run for the Fallen event recognizing his son Sept. 15, he said. …

My Name Is … Korby Bracken

About me My wife, Amy, and two kiddos Emma, 15, and Kade, 14, and I live in Larkspur. I was recently given the opportunity to be the U.S. onshore environmental Director for Occidental Petroleum …

Temple Grandin urges workforce inclusion, trade skills

Local community leaders recently heard from renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin on employing people with disabilities and workplace inclusion. Developmental Pathways serves individuals with …

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

CCIG moves into new office CCIG has moved into its new headquarters after a top-to-bottom renovation designed to create a modern, highly collaborative work environment featuring state-of-the-art …

Life

Don't be a trail troll: Open space officials, volunteers discuss outdoor etiquette amid increasing use

When a bicyclist encounters a horseback rider on the trail, do they know what to do? When hikers walk their dogs through local open spaces, do they know the dos and don’ts of taking pets along for …

Sports
Mountain Vista senior softball player Kami Grammerstorf.
Student-Athlete Spotlight

Taking center stage

Kami Grammerstorf is the center fielder on the Mountain Vista softball team. She is also the daughter of head coach Bret Grammerstorf, but that hasn't created any problems at home or on the softball …
Jim Benton
Overtime

New head coach at Ranch making the best of things

Vic Fangio of the Denver Broncos isn’t the first longtime assistant in the area to finally get a head coaching job. Fangio, a 40-year coaching veteran as an assistant, welcomed the chance to …
ThunderRidge senior No. 1 singles tennis player Andy Gardalen.
Student-Athlete Spotlight

Racket man soars to No. 1

Last summer Andy Gardalen had one thing on his mind and he wasn't about to let anything stop him. The ThunderRidge senior was a No. 3 singles player in 2018 but he was determined to be the Grizzlies' …
Jim Benton
Overtime

Four local golfers bound for national tourney

Kent Moore of Centennial, let’s just say, is a veteran golfer who relies on his years of experience to keep pace with younger players. He will be making his sixth appearance in a U.S. Mid-Amateur …
Castle View senior Leanne Lowry.
Student-athlete Spotlight

She has the drive to dive

Leanne Lowry is comfortable this season. The Castle View senior will be the Sabercats libero and defensive specialist after playing up front last season as an outside hitter. “I've been playing …
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 …

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Norton
Winning Words

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it …
Quiet Desperation

Check out groceries, human scenery, and emotionally

“Place the item in the bag.” “Place the item in the bag.” How many times could you hear “Place the item in the bag” before losing your mind? This is an ode to the 21st-century American …
Norton
Winning Words

Hope — a strategy and a tactic in the pursuit of success

Is hope a strategy that can drive success? Is hope a tactic we can put into practice to help us achieve our goals and dreams? Is being hopeful a character trait that when fully developed can lead us …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You only get one life, but hey, no pressure

“September Song” is a song. While the title has always been perplexing to me (why wasn’t it called “September”), the metaphor implied in it never has been, although when I first understood …
Bob Wells

Laugh as though your life depends on it

“Did you ever wake up, kiss the person next to you, and know it’s going to be a good day? I did that yesterday, and apparently, I’m not allowed on that airline again.” Did that give you a bit …
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