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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 … more

Partisan agendas don’t work on our library board

The vitriol-filled partisan tempest over the appointment of a new trustee to our Douglas County Libraries board represents just one more attempt in today’s society to turn an apolitical community … more

‘I’ll be there for my little girl’

Maverick’s Last Ride didn’t start exactly as Christian Redman — called Maverick in his Army days — had hoped. He was scheduled to leave March 4 from his Parker home with fellow veteran Ray … more

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 … more

Local church leaders pray for truth and justice for victims

For Monsignor Thomas Fryar of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Centennial, the recently announced diocese-law enforcement investigation into child sexual abuse within the church is a strong step in … more

Castle Rock residents mystified by loud boom, tremors

Some residents near The Woodlands and Metzler Ranch neighborhoods of Castle Rock are mystified by an incident that occurred the evening of March 10, in which some people reported hearing a loud boom … more

State lawmakers consider ending death penalty

Democrats who control Colorado's Legislature are rushing to act on a bill to repeal the state's little-used death penalty, holding a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 6, just two days after … more

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. … more

Getting down and dirty with Anythink Libraries

One of the many things that March means is it’s about time to start thinking about your spring plans if you’re a fan of gardening … more

Hickenlooper steps into presidential race

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he's running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who's accustomed to overcoming adversity and accomplishing liberal goals in a politically … more

Vaping’s growing popularity spurs action

Depression, anxiety and wanting to fit in are what Olivia Ridl, 17, says drew her to begin vaping when she was a freshman at Chatfield High School. “I wasn’t a popular kid,” she said. “I was … more

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 … more

Making the green scene on St. Patrick's Day

While the best-known tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is to wear green, that wasn’t always the case. Before green became the color associated with the holiday, blue was worn to celebrate Saint … more

A call for change in how we talk about aging

How we talk about aging, older adults and ageism makes a difference. Douglas County — like the rest of Colorado and the United States — is becoming older, a result of advances in health and … more

'Evoke’ is concept of photography exhibit

Colorado photographers had a specific challenge from the Littleton Fine Arts Board this year as they considered entries for the 53rd “Eye of the Camera” exhibit: It was seeking printed … more

Colorado New Play Summit aims to open doors

When a painter or sculptor begins a new work, she or he sets a pace and probably has a fairly clear vision of the desired end product. While it may undergo some critical input along the way, the … more

Student art show expands in its fifth year

For the fifth year, art students from Littleton High School carried examples of their work a few blocks west for an exhibit at the nearby Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. What began as a … more

Knowing when it’s time for a change

Have you ever felt the need to change something in your life? My guess would be yes, we all have at some point. And the anguish and torment we struggle with while we go through the thought process … more

Looks like America isn’t good enough for America’s pastime

Play ball. The 2019 Major League Baseball season is about to get underway. Did I just hear yawns? Attendance was down at 17 MLB stadiums last year from the year before. There are a number of theories … more

Fight against Colorado ski traffic hampered by budget

“Friends don’t let friends drive I-70.” The tongue-in-cheek mantra is often uttered by Colorado skiers and snowboarders who frequent resorts far from the crowded mountain corridor, which … more
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