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 …

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. …

Capitol Report: Bill aims to stop most scanner encryption

As more law enforcement and fire agencies across the state encrypt or consider encrypting their dispatch radio traffic, a bill was introduced March 12 that seeks to halt the trend. Blocking the …

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 …

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 …

Collaboration Campus gets new name, hefty donation

Arapahoe Community College's Collaboration Campus project has a new name, and one that came with a hefty and historical donation. ACC has received $10 million from the Sturm Family Foundation, which …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health.

Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it.

On Nov. 14, 2018, Colorado Community Media, in partnership with Douglas County Libraries and the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative held a second community forum.  Speakers included Jean Ritter and Alissa Miller.

The forum is the latest in a series, and is presented in conjunction with Colorado Community Media's story series "Time to Talk."

The event was hosted at the James H LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch (9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd.).

News

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, …

Life

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 …

Sports

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 …

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Winning Words

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 …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

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 …
Duffy

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 …
Janine Vanderburg
Living and Aging Well

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 …
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