Columbine: 20 years later
This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the nation's most infamous school shootings. Colorado Community Media journalists from across the metro area set out to write a series of stories to …

Castle Rock studio is center for both yoga, art

People who practice yoga in Castle Rock, or anyone who enjoys local art, can find both in one location now that a community business has launched a program to showcase artists from the surrounding …

Colorado lawmakers advance ambitious family leave bill

A Colorado Senate committee has advanced an ambitious paid family leave bill that was substantially amended by its sponsors in an attempt to alleviate the concerns of most of the state's major …

Ex-teacher pleads guilty in Douglas County upskirt-video case

An ex-teacher accused of filming videos up the clothing of unsuspecting women and girls has pleaded guilting to a felony charge in Douglas County. Steven Michael Jenkins, 56, pleaded guilty on April …

CCM reporter receives Public Health Hero award

Colorado Community Media reporter Alex DeWind, who reported a series of stories on the state of mental health in Douglas County, was honored April 9 as one of 10 recipients of Tri-County Health …

‘I don’t have the answers,' father says 20 years after daughter's death at Columbine

Rick Townsend’s daughter Lauren has been gone for 20 years, and the thoughts still cross his mind. “I wonder what she’d be like today,” Townsend said. “We lost graduation. A wedding. …

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

Polis signs overhaul of oil and gas rules

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on April 16 signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, turning the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety …

Life

Denver metro area holds architectural gems

As the tide of bland, boxy apartment complexes rolls through metro Denver amid its housing boom, sightseers looking for a respite need not roam far. Historic buildings offer a change of pace from …

Sports

Spring sports must weather the storms

Springtime in the Rockies usually means unpredictable weather and rescheduled games, matches and meets for high school teams. And rescheduling postponed events isn’t as easy as it might seem. …

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Winning Words

The people factor in a people, process and technology solution

It seems like this statement, “People, Process and Technology,” is the go-to response for many companies and organizations when asked about how they are planning to improve or grow their …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

World lost in selfies is not a pretty picture

A waiter goes back to a table and asks a young couple, “Is your food OK? You haven’t taken a picture of it yet?” When the time comes for this decade to be characterized, it will be a snap. It …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

A reminder to focus on financial literacy

The United States Senate designated April as National Financial Literacy month in 2003. This was designed to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and …
Norton
Winning Words

Islands of success don’t all have palm trees

For some of us an island of success immediately conjures up the idea of living on a tropical paradise somewhere, removed from our worries and obligations, and living without debt or drama. We imagine …
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