Douglas County School District's medical marijuana policy spurs impassioned pleas

For more than a year, Ben Wann and his family have urged the Douglas County School District to change its medical marijuana policy in two ways: allow him to keep his medical marijuana at school and …
Douglas County awards millions for school safety
Roughly six months after a school shooting rocked the Douglas County community, county officials and educators gathered to announce new safety measures they plan to fund in local schools. County …

Outlets at Castle Rock kicks off Christmas season

The Christmas tree at the Outlets at Castle Rock traveled hundreds of miles from a California forest over roughly two days to get there. Christmas tree company Victor's Custom Christmas Trees, based …

Educating beyond academics: Schools seek right approach in social and emotional learning

Eighth-grader Kendall Meibos stepped shyly onto the stage at the Pepsi Center in Denver and peered over a lectern at the crowd around him. Filling stands typically reserved for Denver Nuggets or …

Castle Rock CBD shop nears first anniversary

Castle Rock couple Karen and Mark Yokley opened Hemp Victory Garden in town nearly one year ago to offer people a store specializing in CBD products, they said. CBD is a cannabis derivative with no …

Mother who killed her baby gets life in prison

A woman convicted of killing her own newborn child was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole at a Nov. 15 hearing. The sentence for Camille Wasinger-Konrad, 25, was mandatory …

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

STEM shooting victims' families take the stand, recounting day of panic, fear

Yuritzia Ojeda-Ayala casually opened a text as she walked with a student in the elementary school where she served as an assistant principal, not knowing her life was about to change. In the message, …

Life

Tire Mom’s new book shares story of loss and healing

It’s common knowledge how important vehicle maintenance is to having a safe driving experience, but there’s one thing many don’t consider until there’s a problem — tire condition. Diana …

Sports
Jim Benton
Overtime

Coaches heading into big seasons

It’s getting down to crunch time for the high school football playoffs just as the season for the winter sports teams is starting. Practice for boys and girls basketball, ice hockey, girls swimming …
Chaparral players celebrate their 5A state championship after defeating Valor Christian 3-1 Nov. 16 at the Denver Coliseum.

Chaparral captures volleyball crown

Chaparral collected one more victory than last year in the state volleyball tournament, but Valor Christian and Lutheran couldn't duplicate their finishes from the 2018 tournament. The three-day, …

In 5A football, Valor, Creek, Regis advance

Three south metro football teams will be involved in quarterfinal games in the Class 5A playoffs. Host Cherry Creek (11-0) will face longtime rival Fairview (10-1) and the Knights' record setting …
Jim Benton
Overtime

A quick look at fast-paced field hockey

I watched and covered my first field hockey game on Nov. 5 when Regis Jesuit and Colorado Academy played for the state championship at All-City Stadium. For years I helped with the coverage of both …
Valor Christian’s Madeline Mallory (6) sends one over the net as Rock Canyon’s Lauren Shea (4) and Taylor Holter (8) have blocks on their minds. Mallory’s Eagles needed 4 games to eliminate Rock Canyon after defeating Rocky Mountain earlier in the day to win the 5A Regional Saturday at Valor Christian.

South metro teams move on to state in volleyball

Champions were crowned in state volleyball regional tournaments on Nov. 8-9 and the winners advanced into the bracket for the state championships. The state championships for all classes will be held …

Roundup of boys soccer state playoff action

The second round of the Class 5A boys soccer playoffs ended the season for four south metro teams on Nov. 6, with only Regis Jesuit and Grandview advancing. Jackson Isaacs scored in the second …

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Winning Words

Confidently pursuing our success is needed approach

Perhaps you do not agree with the statement that there is power in the way we see ourselves, and that is OK, I welcome you to challenge the theory here. There are countless stories of success where …
Kummer
Financial Strategies

Are you an average investor, with emotions driving decisions?

The nation’s leading investor behavior study for over 25 years was just released. I always find these interesting since it highlights our human nature … to make decisions with our emotions. Most …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Nicknames can be enigmatic, charismatic, emblematic, problematic

Most of us, including me, have nicknames. Most of us who have nicknames didn’t nickname ourselves, and that’s where this column comes in. Like everything else that we say and do these days, …
Kevin Leung

School district handles finances to maintain even keel in storm

No matter where you get your news, chances are you have heard about a possible recession in the near future. A search for the word “recession” on Google recently increased five-fold. What does …
Norton
Winning Words

Consistent healthy self-image leads to consistent success

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” ­­— Dwayne Johnson Having spent so much time studying personal …
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