Lakota riders start 400-mile trek in Douglas County

In 2018, there's easier ways to hold a fundraiser than a 400-mile trek on horseback, said Dave Ventimiglia, executive director of The Tipi Raisers. For example, they could hold a silent auction in a …
Castle Pines opens door to possible home rule
The Castle Pines City Council has given initial approval to an ordinance that will ask voters to begin the city's transition to a home rule governance. If approved on second reading, the ordinance …

TUCKER IN TOWN

On July 13, Thomas Tucker, the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District, made an appearance at the administrative building in Castle Rock, 620 Wilcox St. District staff and teachers …

Family keeps up generations-long tradition

Showing cattle is in his blood. That’s how James Mullins’ mother, Caity, explained his dedication to raising animals for the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo’s livestock shows. His family …

Q&A with Michael Penny, Castle Pines city manager

Castle Pines' new city manager, Michael Penny, took over in May after serving in the position on an interim basis for nearly two months. He previously served as the city manager of Littleton from …

Castle Rock couple waited days for answers in Spring Creek fire's wake

The small community of La Veta may sit 150 miles southwest of Castle Rock, but for one local family, it has been top of mind since July 5. That was the day Jim and Kim Liberatore learned the Spring …

News

A year after fiscal deal, state may owe refunds

In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado's state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over the next …

Life

North Korea, polka music on deck in library programs

Upcoming programs at Littleton’s Bemis Library include: “Explore North Korea” with Active Minds — learn about the Kim family leadership, as well as nuclear weapon development, trade and human …

Sports

Sunday workouts help football players fine-tune talents

The midday sun was hot as some parents and even a couple players during a water break found shade under the bleachers at the Lutheran High School football field in Parker. It’s still the off-season …

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Winning Words

Take a focused approach to information overload

Thanks again for the tremendous support from the community. I really do love receiving your emails, thoughts and questions, so please keep them coming. One of the more common emails I receive lately …
Quiet Desperation

Being tailgated — there’s something stupid behind it

The first recorded incident of following at an unsafe distance occurred about an hour after the invention of the automobile. Understandably, that wouldn’t have been possible, but it probably …
Financial Strategies

Business cycle may die a slow death

The next 12 to 18 months may mark what is left of the current business cycle. This should not come as a surprise to anyone, as this is one of the longest-running growth cycles in history.¹ The …
Winning Words

Do your part to create the best news of the day

One of my very favorite ways to stay in touch with people during the peak busy season is a quick text. Just a little nudge or reminder that I am thinking of them right at that moment. Depending on …
Quiet Desperation

Human-dog relationship status: ‘It’s uncomplicated’

Why does your dog lick your face? You say, “My dog doesn’t lick my face.” Do me a favor, and just play along. Your dog licks your face because it tastes like a ham on rye. How can your face …
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