Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although …
No probe planned into claims gun store bribed Polis recall signees
Allegations that a Castle Rock gun store bribed people into signing a petition to recall Democratic Gov. Jared Polis with free shooting range passes caused a recent social media furor and resulted in …

My Name Is…Nick Abel

About me I live in Larkspur, and love being out in the woods. It's nice and it's close to Castle Rock. I own Perry Street Raw Dog Food Co., and my wife, Victoria, owns the dog grooming business, Bark …

Colorado's Behavioral Health Task Force kicks off

Lawmakers, state leaders and mental health professionals who make up Colorado’s Behavioral Health Task Force convened for the first time July 1 to explore solutions to the state’s high suicide …

This open space is for the dogs — and people, too

Kyle Hawkins goes to the Glendale Farm Open Space dog park every morning with his 10-month old black lab, Trinket. It's near his house, a bonus, but Hawkins said he loves the size of the park and, …

Man arrested on suspicion of fatal July 4 hit-and-run

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of Preston James Dorris, 36, on suspicion of being the motorist who fatally struck cyclist Chuck Vogel in Parker on July 4.

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

Three seats to be decided in school board election

Douglas County School Board hopefuls have until Aug. 30 to file to run as a candidate for one of three open seats in the Nov. 5 election. As of July 19, two people had registered with the Colorado …

Life

My Name Is … Wes Jacobs

About me I am a director and treasurer on the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Board. I live in the south end of the county with my wife, Ginger, in the home that we built in 1987. We have three …

Sports
Jim Benton
Overtime

Coloradans add kick to history of women’s soccer

Colorado soccer players have played a role in FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer tournaments from the very beginning. In the recently completed 2019 World Cup in France, former Mountain Vista player …

Caddies earn Evans Scholarship

Thirteen Colorado students were awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following a final selection interview at Lakewood Country Club in …

Summer run club offer free weekly workouts

Workers looking to get fit after work or destress from a tough day in the office can join Orangetheory’s Summer Run Clubs for free, weekly workouts. Membership is not required, and a fitness coach …
Donnie Gallegos and his wife Patty are mixed-doubles players who compete in many of the local and regional pickleball tournaments. Donnie said pickleball can be competitive. “You have beginners and then you get super-serious and super-competitive players like any other sport,” he said.

This sport is the real dill

James Pinkel, 69, of Centennial, plays pickleball three or four days a week against a variety of players at the Lone Tree Recreation Center. “There are some who show up to really play the game,” …
Katie Berrian from Regis Jesuit is CCM’s South Metro Girls Golfer of the Year.

For her, great performances are par for the course

Katie Berrian didn’t get herself in too much trouble on the golf course this season to test her mental toughness. In fact Berrian, the Regis Jesuit junior who lives in Castle Pines, had an …
Nathan Mitchell of Cherry Creek is CCM's South Metro Pitcher of the Year.

Vista, Creek athletes dominate diamond

Mountain Vista's Sam Ireland did his usual thing this season, while Nathan Mitchell of Cherry Creek did something that had not happened in 47 years. Ireland has been named the 2019 Colorado Community …

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Voices
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Well, as it turns out, there is an ‘I’ in team

There’s only one of me (you’ll be happy to know), but from now on I want to be thought of as Team Craig. Calling yourself or yourselves a team is the latest and the greatest, and I don’t want …
Norton
Winning Words

Making the most of those lazy days of summer

The other day I posted something on social media that included a brief reference to those lazy days of summer. The post was really about something else, and a reminder that we should enjoy our lazy …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Mid-year outlook as expansion sets length record

Here we are, just six months away from the beginning of the next decade. Just the year 2020 sounds like something from outer space. Oh well, it’s just a number. The bigger question is how to plan …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Shades of gray look a lot less shady

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The day I found my first gray hairs, I thought I’d dye. Today’s essay is about gray hair. I like gray hair. Americans are not allowed to grow older gracefully. …
Norton
Winning Words

The power rooted in trusted friendship

There was a recent video that made its way around social media and the news. It was the story of two Minnesota high school baseball teams playing in a playoff game, and the winner would be moving on …
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