CDOT lays out vision for I-25 through Douglas County

A whopping study from the Colorado Department of Transportation that began more than two years ago is expected to wrap up this month, and it's got big proposals for Castle Rock and surrounding areas. …
Douglas County braces for property tax spike
When Douglas County residents open their property tax bills in January, they might be shocked at the figure on the paper. At least that's what Assessor Lisa Frizell is worried about. “It's going to …

School board candidates meet at student-organized forum

The six Douglas County School Board candidates talked fiscal plans, school security and what they believe are the most pressing issues facing the school district at a recent forum. The event was …

The ballots are out... now what?

With the majority of Colorado voters having received their ballots in the mail by now, Douglas County officials are hoping to spread one primary message: Vote early. That's because last year, more …

School consultant offers guidance for Spanish speakers

Consultant Patsy Roybal recently worked with the Douglas County School District to provide families who are not proficient in English with resources and knowledge about their children’s education …

Finding our fears

reg Reinke is in the business of scary, but he doesn’t always want to make you afraid. Clad in a black leather jacket on Oct. 11 at his Littleton costume shop, Reinke Bros., he divulged his secrets …

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

Two years after child's death, mom charged with murder

A former resident of Highlands Ranch has been arrested and charged with 13 counts in connection with the August 2017 death of her 7-year-old daughter. An 18th Judicial District grand jury returned an …

Life

My Name Is... Marcia Allen

About me My husband, Kent, and I met and were married in Denver. That was many years ago; and since then, his profession has taken us to Texas, California, Massachusetts, Ohio and New Mexico. All …

Sports
Junior Morgan Schilling of Regis Jesuit returns a backhand shot during the No. 1 singles finals at the Colorado State High School Boys Tennis Championships on Oct. 19 at the Gates Tennis Center. Schilling, a runner-up last season, lost the first two games but won the state title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Fairview's Luke Silverman which helped Regis capture the state title.

Junior propels Regis Jesuit to state tennis title

Morgan Schilling, a junior at Regis Jesuit, accomplished two things on Oct. 19 during the finals of the boys Class 5A state tennis championships at the Gates Tennis Center. First, Schilling won the …
Rock Canyon's Katie Dack blasts a shot in early innings. Dack later added a home run as her Jaguars only needed five innings to get their 12-0 victory over Lakewood to lock up the 5A Region 1 Championship Oct. 19 at Redstone Park.

Rock Canyon, Arapahoe among softball teams to advance to state

Rock Canyon, the top-ranked girls softball team according to the CHSAANow.com poll, and Centennial League champion Arapahoe won regional-qualifying tournaments on Oct. 19. The Jaguars and Warriors …
Rock Canyon junior catcher Katie Dack-Howell.

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Softball player hard to beat

Junior Katie Dack-Howell has been a catcher the past three seasons for the Rock Canyon softball team and is finally getting comfortable with her leadership duties. The catcher who attends Lutheran …
Jim Benton
Overtime

5A football teams get down to league business

It is now crunch time for Class 5A football teams who have completed non-league schedules and jumped into league play last weekend. The names of the leagues are confusing because of the realignment …
Chaparral senior volleyball player Julianna Dalton.

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Senior does her part for tradition

Julianna Dalton, a 6-foot-4 senior at Chaparral, deals with the question all the time. She is continually asked if she plays basketball. Dalton is one of the state's premier volleyball players and …
Jim Benton
Overtime

Boys state golf tourney won’t lack challenges

Golf is an individual sport than sometimes comes attached with team aspects. The boys state golf tournament will be held Oct. 7-8 at Pinehurst Country Club in southwest Denver, and there will be …

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Finding the value in our values

If you have never taken the time to identify or define what your values are, or what your belief system is, don’t sweat it because you are not alone. As a matter of fact, most people just assume …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Show me the gore, I’ll show you the door

For unknown reasons, I have never wanted to enter the rhythm of a Black Sabbath concert, or walk down the mall with fake blood on my face, or a fake severed head under my arm. Maybe you can tell me …
Our View

Proposition DD is a good bet for Colorado

Proposition DD, the legalization and taxation of sports betting in Colorado, is the result of a May 2018 Supreme Court ruling that repealed the federal government ban on sports gambling. Since then, …
Our View

Proposition CC is tempting but comes up short

It’s a very intriguing proposition. Vote to forgo a relatively small tax refund and allow the state to spend that money on much-needed programs for K-12 education, higher education and …
John Temple, former editor of the Rocky Mountain News.
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Colorado journalism needs public support

There was a time, not so long ago, when the two of us were foes in a "newspaper war." We thought that the winner would …
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