Ice rink planned for Castle Pines
Castle Pines is partnering with DAWG Nation by providing land for the nonprofit to build a $34 million three-sheet ice rink directly south of the commercial area on the east side of the city. "We …
Incumbent wins sole contested race in Castle Pines
In the lone contested race for Castle Pines City Council, incumbent Deborah Metzger Mulvey successfully defended her District 1 seat against Albert Hoffman, picking up 60.4% of the vote to her …

Meek, Hanson, Ray win races for Douglas County School Board

The closest race in the Douglas County School Board election came to a close after Andy Jones conceded to Susan Meek mid-morning on Nov. 6.  Jones trailed Meek by roughly two points as results were released throughout the night on Election Day. He held out hope until the following morning that results would swing in his favor. 

Case moves forward against mom accused of killing child

The Highlands Ranch woman who was recently charged with the murder of her daughter more than two years after the girl's death appeared in a Douglas County courtroom Nov. 1 as a judge heard …

Snow day is no day to waste

After two days of snow, Castle Rock residents enjoyed some fun outdoors on Oct. 30, braving frigid temperatures to sled and snowboard on neighborhood hills. The Douglas County School District closed …

Survivalists offer range of options for uncertain future

Castle Rock resident Kiki Bandilla wanted to live a self-reliant life — the kind of life, as she describes it, in which she could sustain herself without depending on “institutions or grocery …

Car seat inspections offer safety, confidence

There are a lot of wrong ways to install a child's car seat. Thankfully, there are a lot of folks who know the right way. “Many, if not most, car seats are installed wrong or could use a …

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

In Colorado, 24 high-hazard dams are seen as problematic

Two dozen aging dams in Colorado were in unsatisfactory condition and are located in places where their failure would likely kill at least one person, according to an Associated Press investigation …

Life

Looking back is worth looking forward to

With the day ahead and 24 topics to choose from, it was hard for a still-sleepy history buff to get in gear on the morning of Nov. 2 as the 2019 History Camp Colorado kicked off at 9 a.m. at Arapahoe …

Sports

A quick look at fast-paced field hockey

I watched and covered my first field hockey game on Nov. 5 when Regis Jesuit and Colorado Academy played for the state championship at All-City Stadium. For years I helped with the coverage of both …

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Consistent healthy self-image leads to consistent success

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” ­­— Dwayne Johnson Having spent so much time studying personal …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Lovers of classic machines are caught in a type warp

Watched a documentary about typewriters. Titled “California Typewriter.” Came out in 2016. Numerous segments. Featuring typewriter loyalists: Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard. Others less …
Cate Reade

Fall in love with mental, emotional effects of exercise

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and remember a time you fell in love and the bliss you felt. Perhaps you thought about when you met your soul mate, the birth of your child, or when you …
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Winning Words

Focusing on the fantastic frees us from fear and failures

Wow, there are six “f” words in the title of this column. And I am sure you have noticed that they are slightly different from what some might think about when they consider the “f” word. If …
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