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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 … more

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 … more

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, … more

Douglas County finds property tax error affecting thousands

Douglas County says an error made when calculating residential and commercial property taxes resulted in thousands of homes receiving incorrect tax statements in January. Approximately 7,600 property … more

Hundreds left stranded by bomb cyclone in Douglas County

Deputy Cocha Heyden worked from Douglas County's Emergency Operations Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as a blizzard — a bomb cyclone — raged in Douglas County and across the Front Range on March 13. … more

Road closures, power outages reported as storm wreaks havoc on Denver metro area and beyond

Gov. Jared Polis authorized the activation of the Colorado National Guard and declared an emergency as a blizzard continued to sweep across the Front Range the afternoon of March 13. more

Douglas County sheriff spars with commissioners on red flag bill

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock walked from the back to the front of a near-silent yet crowded Douglas County Board of Commissioners hearing room on March 12, first to take the podium. He was … more

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 … more

Learn about Loretto Heights’ history at presentation

“Loretto Heights — A Synopsis of Historical and Architectural Significance” will be Martha Kirkpatrick’s topic when she speaks twice on March 25 for the Englewood Historic Preservation … more

Going back to the future with ‘1984’

Following the 2016 election and the first use of “alternate facts” by a representative of the federal government, George Orwell’s “1984” took the top spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, … more

The Renaissance man comes to life

To-do lists are a fairly common feature of daily life in the 21st century, but it turns out this organizational method has been around for centuries — just ask Italian Renaissance man Leonardo da … more

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 … more

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

Letter to the editor: Bill a step for safety

Bill a step for safety All of Highlands Ranch was shocked by the slaying of Deputy Zackari Parrish. Now our Legislature is considering a legal tool that could have prevented Parrish’s murder, by … more

Letter to the editor: Cartoon a very poor choice

Cartoon a very poor choice I was taken aback by and angry with the editorial cartoon in your last issue of the paper. This cartoon mischaracterizes people of faith, Trump voters and conservatives in … more

Letter to the editor: The system is not broken

The system is not broken In response to Roy Legg, our electoral college system of vote counting is not broken. He wants to change it so that if Colorado votes for candidate X, but huge states like … more

Letter to the editor: Stand up for conservative principles

Stand up for conservative principles Consider Robert Clarke’s letter to the editor expressing his dismay at Meghann Silverthorn’s appointment to the Douglas County Library Board on the basis of … 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
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