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Ducks have their day in Castle Rock

Crowds gathered at Festival Park in Castle Rock on June 9 for the annual Ducky Derby fundraiser, put on by the Castle Rock and Castle Pines Rotary clubs. In the park were vendors, snacks and …
School board approves new pay-raise system
The Douglas County School Board is prioritizing compensating employees for what its members call the “inequity and unfairness” caused by reforms enacted by previous board members. At a June 5 …

More funding secured for I-25 Gap widening project

El Paso County will receive the highly-competitive Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant for the Gap widening project, in which the Colorado Department of Transportation plans to widen …

Primary 2018: Q&As with candidates for governor of Colorado

Colorado voters will choose would-be successors to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is limited after two terms, in the June 26 primary election. It's the first primary in which unaffiliated …

Q&A with Chase Kohne, Democratic candidate for Congressional District 4

City or town of residence: Castle Rock, for almost six years. Profession: Veterinarian. Related elected-office or public-service experience: Have served in the Army for 10 years: two years active, …

Q&A with Karen McCormick, Democratic candidate for Congressional District 4

City or town of residence: Longmont, for 23 years. Profession: Veterinarian and small-business owner. Related elected-office or public-service experience: I have not served in public office before, …

Q&A with Danielle Kombo, Democratic candidate for state House District 45

City or town of residence and how long lived there: Castle Rock, almost nine years Profession: Talent acquisition consultant/recruiter Related elected-office or public-service experience: None Why …

Q&A with Michael Hupp, Democratic candidate for state House District 45

City or town of residence and how long lived there: Castle Pines, three years Profession: Equine veterinarian Related elected-office or public-service experience: First-time candidate Why are you …

News

Denver Comic Con brings community to collectors and fans

Downtown Denver is almost always a busy place, but it’s only during the weekend of Denver Comic Con that one will see Superman, a storm trooper and Harry Potter crossing the busy 16th Street Mall. …

Life

Artists share colorful paintings of outdoors in library exhibit

Watercolorist Patricia Nash and oil painter Judy S. Purcell exhibit colorful paintings of flowers, Colorado landscapes, birds and other outdoor subjects through July 31 at the James H. Larue Library …

Sports

CHSAA leader brings her role into public view

Rhonda Blanford-Green, the former Aurora Central and University of Nebraska track standout, took over as the Colorado High School Athletic Association’s ninth commissioner last July. In her first …

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Winning Words

Being a father is opportunity to show unconditional love

One of the greatest tributes to a father can be found in the Dan Fogelberg song “Leader of the Band.” The last part of the song has always meant something special to me … “I thank you for the …
Quiet Desperation

We have so many choices now — it’s too bad most are terrible

Jennifer said, “Sip?” “What is it?” “Iced tea.” She handed me a plastic cup. I like iced tea. I was about to take a sip when I noticed a label on the cup with some suspicious looking …

Free app guides process of creating oral histories

During the family trip this summer to visit Aunt Linda, or perhaps while enjoying a Rockies game with your dad, it is now easy and convenient to begin the process of capturing precious memories from …
Quiet Desperation

There’s a lot to be said for a moment of silence

Man goes to see his doctor and says, “Doc, every time I hit my hand with a hammer it hurts.” Doctor says, “Stop hitting your hand with a hammer.” That’s one of the oldest jokes I’ve ever …
Winning Words

Grabbing that low-hanging fruit can help you reach mountaintop

One of my favorite quotes is this, “The fruit we eat on the mountaintop was grown in the valley.” I have heard this quote many times and it is usually attributed to either Fred Smith or Billy …
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