Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock gets new name, hefty donation

Arapahoe Community College's Collaboration Campus project has a new name, and one that came with a hefty and historical donation. ACC has received $10 million from the Sturm Family Foundation, which …
Residents fight proposed 5G infrastructure in neighborhoods
Infrastructure that would bring some of the fastest mobile internet speeds to Highlands Ranch has many community members concerned over potential health risks, neighborhood eyesores and diminished …

My Name Is … Alexis Godfrey

About me I am a Southern California native and did most of my extensive training in Huntington Beach, focusing on: jazz, lyrical, ballet, technique, hip-hop and pom. Growing up I was a part of my …

Making time for March Madness

Doug Pruitt’s glass of a dark micobrew, sweating as it rested on a coaster at the Library Co., a bar in Castle Rock, was still half full. Arms crossed, eyes gazing upward at one of the four TVs …

Enjoying a snow day after the storm

A bomb cyclone ripped through the Denver metro area March 13, causing havoc on roadways and residential neighborhoods. The Douglas County School District announced closures for March 13 and 14, …

Q&A with state Rep. Patrick Neville

State Rep. Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, serves House District 45. The district includes Castle Rock, Castle Pines and portions of unincorporated Douglas County. Neville was first elected in 2014 …

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

Bill would address youth mental health needs

Kari Eckert lost her 15-year-old son, Robbie, to suicide five months ago. The Lakewood High School student was an athlete, a leader, everyone's friend, Eckert said. She saw no signs of struggle. …

Life

‘Our Town’ takes rare turn in the round

There are some plays that just seem to live in air we breathe. Even if you're not a theater fan, you've probably come across it in some form or another. Thornton Wilder's “Our Town” is perhaps …

Sports
Jim Benton
Overtime

Vista, Legend take game to Arizona diamonds

Now that the winter sports season is over and driveway is finally clear of snow, it is time to catch up on a few other things. First off, the Mountain Vista and Legend baseball teams displayed good …
Jim Benton
Overtime

At 92, he’s not about to slow his row

Dean Smith has won another national and world championship. No, I’m obviously not referring to the late legendary former North Carolina basketball coach who captured two NCAA titles with the Tar …
Jim Benton
Overtime

Young bowler wins state title in unsanctioned sport

Tyler Seeley recently won a state championship but hardly anybody noticed. Seeley, a junior who attends Legend High School, is a bowler who captured the boys Colorado High School Bowling Federation …
Cherry Creek junior Jana Van Gytenbeek looks to make a pass as Fossil Ridge defenders close in during the March 1 CHSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament Great 8 game. Van Gytenbeek took game scoring honors with 21 points as the Bruins held off Fossil Ridge for a 51-47 win and advanced into a March 7 semifinal game against Highlands Ranch.

Highlands Ranch, Creek make semifinals of girls basketball state tournament

On paper, the game between fourth-seeded Cherry Creek and fifth seed Fossil Ridge appeared to be the best Great 8 game scheduled for March 1 at the Denver Coliseum. And it was. Cherry Creek held on …
Chaparral’s Kobe Sanders (1) drives the lane as Cherry Creek’s Julian Hammond defends. The Wolverines held on to win the 5A Great 8 game 67-62 March 2 at the Denver Coliseum.

South metro-area teams notch three spots in boys basketball Final Four

Three Continental League teams advanced to the Final Four of the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament. Top-seeded Chaparral (22-4) will play ThunderRidge (21-5) in an 8:30 p.m. semifinal contest …
Athletic superviser Scott Smeeton of the Castle Rock Recreation Center said officials in the basketball league have some of the hardest jobs because of their close quarters with coaches and fans on the basketball court, who occasionally become upset with their calls. He admires their professionalism in handling each situation, he said.

Longtime hoops officials recognized for service

Brian Grams spent his Saturday morning on Feb. 23 the way he's spent countless others over the past decade — running from one end of a basketball court to the other while keeping a watchful eye on …

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Voices
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

‘Like’ is, like, not really something to, like, like

I am, like, tired of it. More than tired. It makes me puke. Vomit. Regurgitate. Retch. Heave. It is the extra-grammatical word “like” I am talking about. It adds nothing, it means nothing, but it …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Relationships around money are important to examine

When many people hear the term “financial adviser,” they may think of someone who mostly manages investments. While that may have been true in the past, today you may desire a holistic adviser …
Norton
Winning Words

Here’s a look at story behind the change

Thanks again for the emails and feedback, especially over these past two weeks as we discussed knowing when it’s time for a change, and the truth and secret to success. A very common question and …
Norton
Winning Words

Understanding the simple truth of success

Why do we struggle with achieving success when there really is no secret to success? Is it because we have overcomplicated the thought or definition of success? Or is it because we really just …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Battling at backgammon — that’s just how we roll

It is one man against one woman, without handicap or charity or concession. There is strategy and there is luck. There is grit and there is determination. Words are said in the heat of competition …
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