Douglas County School Board selects leadership
The Douglas County School Board swore in newly elected directors and selected board leadership in early December after receiving official school board balloting results from the county. Incumbent …

The Canyons project in Castle Pines could add hundreds more homes

The City of Castle Pines will soon consider an application that, if approved, could bring The Canyons development to twice the size it was originally planned to be 10 years ago. Meanwhile, …

Glow of Castle Rock star a longtime tradition

'Tis the “Season of the Star” in Castle Rock, the weeks following the town's annual Starlighting festival, held this year on Nov. 23, which starts the star shining from atop The Rock for the …

Parents vow to fight Douglas County School District's medical marijuana policy

Brad Wann counts the months he and his family have been protesting the Douglas County School District’s medical marijuana policy. Fourteen. Fifteen. Now 16. With little progress. In October, school …

Volunteering for the holidays: Doing your part from the heart

No matter the skill level, interests or time constraints of Denver metro area residents, there is a way they can make a difference this winter. Whether it’s donating time, toys, money or labor, …

Brewer creates beer in honor of STEM victim

When Kendrick Castillo used to hang around his dad’s homebrewing friends, he made quite an impression. When one friend, who now owns Strange Craft Beer Company in Denver, learned of the …

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

Brain differences may be tied to obesity, study of children finds

New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children's health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function. Does excess body weight somehow reduce brain …

Life

Paintings, photos bring outdoors indoors

One walks into the exhibit room at Bemis Library in Littleton and breathing immediately gets easier. Blue skies, green trees, fresh air and sounds of nature surround a viewer of “Near and Far,” …

Sports

Athlete is the all-around deal

Julianna Dalton’s performance in the girls state volleyball finals at the Denver Coliseum cemented the selection of the Chaparral standout as the 2019 Colorado Community Media Volleyball Player of …

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Quiet Desperation

Relentless barking is the sound of entitled thinking

Welcome to the neighborhood, but your dog has been barking for two hours — and it’s not the first time. Welcome to the neighborhood, but your dog has been barking for two hours — and it’s not …
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Winning Words

Do you want better results? Try examining four words

Do you want better results? For most of us, the answer is yes. We want better results in one or more areas of our personal lives or in our business. As a matter of fact, when I have asked people what …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Problem with heights is just medium high

Don’t look down. I would rather not look down from high places. How about you? I don’t have it bad, and it’s not vertigo. The misconception about Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Vertigo” is that …
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Winning Words

One thing tops gratitude — the gratitude leftovers

Who in your circle of family and friends really prefers the Thanksgiving leftovers over the actual Thanksgiving Day dinner or meal? Well you can count me as one of those who loves leftovers in that …
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