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Letter to the editor: The wrong direction

The wrong direction As the Douglas County School Board and staff begin spending proceeds from MLO/bonds, why is there a need for a new standing committee to oversee the spending? By the time this new … more

Letter to the editor: A helpful explanation

A helpful explanation Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tucker’s explanation of how the school district is spending money from the mill levy override and bond, which was described in a recent edition of … 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

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 … more

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 … more

Longtime Castlewood Canyon State Park volunteer dies

Castlewood Canyon State Park is in mourning. That was the message in late February from Ron Claussen, a member of the volunteer group Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park, after news spread one of … more

My Name Is…Julia Desmond

About me Although not a native Coloradan, I have lived here for 35 years now. I've been a Highlands Ranch resident for last 24 years. I am a mother of three, have a wonderful husband named Bob and … more

Judge dismisses felony against trucker accused of killing state trooper

The district court judge presiding over the case of a man accused of crashing into and killing a Colorado State trooper in 2016 has dismissed the most serious charge against him — a Class 5 felony … more

Douglas County aims to fix high-risk roads in 2019

Douglas County is preparing to spend nearly $1 million to fix certain high-risk roads in the summer and fall of 2019, primarily using federal grant money specifically awarded for projects that aim to … more

Catholic Charities moves into new Castle Rock office

After outgrowing two offices in five years, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado has officially moved to its new office at 410 S. Wilcox St., Suite 201, Castle Rock. A ribbon cutting and open house … more

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 … more

Sex education bill spurs concerns

The comprehensive sex education bill making its way through the state Legislature has spurred opposition from many in the religious and conservative communities, drawing concerns that the language of … more

No refund? Some shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those … more

‘Dames at Sea’ is upbeat production

In his director’s notes, Robert Wells speaks of those elaborate 1930s film musicals — “kaleidoscopic camera treatments of scores of beautiful women ... dozens of dancing sailors ... Busby … more

Three-sport athlete is rare example in current times

Collin Romero doesn’t feel like an icon or whatever you call a role model these days. The Rock Canyon senior is a three-sport athlete, and these competitors are becoming harder to find in this age … more

Make plans now to garden with habitat in mind

Evergreens, deciduous trees, berry bushes, grasses, flowers for all seasons — one can surround oneself with growing things for a great part of the year in Colorado where we live. Nourishment ensues … more

Animals are featured attraction in art show

Art Students League of Denver has an appealing exhibit, “Man’s Best Friend: Animal Portraiture” that runs through April 5 at the school, 200 N. Grant St., Denver. Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. … more

What to say when it’s all been said already

Do you ever feel like it’s all been said already? I mean how many times can we really talk about hope and encouragement, a positive attitude, kindness, charity, goodness, love, forgiveness, … more

Bills aim to boost government role in Coloradans’ health care

The 2019 Colorado General Assembly is vastly different from the past two years. The Democratic Party has a majority in both the House and the Senate, which means that the Republicans do not have … more
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