Fraught Douglas County School Board meeting follows judge's ruling on masks

They’re sociopaths. They should resign. Nothing but dictators. They don’t care about kids. Those are a few of the comments slung at Douglas County School Board members last night.

Election 2021: Sex-ed views differ at Douglas County school board candidate forum

Douglas County School Board candidates answered questions about much-discussed topics at an Oct. 25 forum — like equity in education, COVID-19 mitigation strategies, youth mental health and …

Local musician receives lifetime award signed by Biden

With an independent career spanning decades and playing with some of music’s top performers such as Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations, it is no surprise that Gerald Albright was …

Man shares story of fight against atrial fibrillation

For many years, Zach Ward thought his racing heartbeat was because he had too much coffee, exercised too much or got up too fast. In reality, he was suffering from a condition many Americans have …
Election 2021: Douglas County Voters Guide
Welcome to the Colorado Community Media Election 2021 Voters Guide for Douglas County. Below, you can find links to candidate questionnaires for the races that matter to you. Also check back here for …
Castle Pines says metro district email 'false'
The City of Castle Pines is calling an email sent late on Friday, Oct. 22, by the Castle Pines North Metro District "false and irresponsible." The metro district's email claimed city officials were …
Election 2021: School board candidate files report with sheriff after audience confrontation
A candidate for re-election to the Douglas County School Board has filed a report with the county sheriff's office after a heated confrontation with an audience member at a candidate forum. The …

A vital and 'lovely job': NICU nurses care for babies and families in trying times

They are the last people parents want to see on what it supposed to be one of the happiest days of their lives. But, in a short amount of time, they become people who parents treasure, remember and …

Doctors address myths about breast cancer

Dr. Lisa Wynn said every year as she treats women, she always hears the list of misconceptions and myths that are not only tied to breast cancer, but also the screenings to detect the disease. No …

News

Castle Rock advances interchange reconstruction plans

The Castle Rock Town Council has approved a service agreement to begin the relocation of Dawson Ridge Boulevard and West Frontage Road as part of the $75 million Interstate 25 and Crystal Valley …

Two die after chase in Brighton, police say

 

Michael Martinez appointed as Brighton city manager

Brighton's new city manager was the acting city manager for the past week/ City council made the promotion official during an Oct. 26 special meeting. He succeeds Jane Bais DiSessa, who …

Judge temporarily blocks Douglas County mask-rule exemption

A federal judge temporarily halted Douglas County’s public health order, which allowed people to opt out of mask mandates and restricted quarantines, during an Oct. 26 ruling. U.S. District …
Harry Voigt stands in his Lone Tree home where he practices virtually before a race.

Lone Tree racer is success on track

When Harry Voigt wanted to explain in his college application essay which life experiences helped reshape how he defines himself — from a little boy with dyslexia thinking “I was stupid” to a …
Life
Actor Will Smith at a movie premiere in Hollywood in 2020. His new film "King Richard" will be featured at the 44th annual Denver Film Festival.

Denver Film Festival returns with the theatrical experience in tow

The latter half of the 2010s saw increased involvement in national and local elections, with more women running – and winning – than ever before. While national figures drew a lot of eyes, …
Vocalist Veronica Swift will perform at the University of Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 19.
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Vocalist to perform at University of Denver's Newman Center

Vocalist Veronica Swift will perform at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver’s Gates Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. Her program will include swing, beebop …
A mural of Denver Health nurse Trina Fernandes painted by Thomas "Detour" Evans.

Denver Health nurse featured in artist's new mural on Colfax

Few artists are able to capture a moment like Thomas Evans. The artist, who paints under the name Detour, specializes in large-scale public art. His murals of people like George Floyd, Breonna …
Actor William Shatner speaks at a Galaxy Con convention on July 30, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Coming Attractions

Fan Expo Denver reunites fandoms for fun

When it was announced back in December that Pop Culture Classroom was cancelling the 2021 Denver Pop Culture Con, it appeared that it was going to be two full years before fans of all things comics, …
Sports

Castle View advances to state 5A soccer tourney

AURORA -- One area team advanced to the state 5A soccer playoffs this year. That team was No. 6 seed Castle View. the SaberCats host Chatfield in the opening round Wednesday, Oct. 27. The winner …

5A softball brackets released

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association released the pairings for this year's class 5A state softball tournament ... First-round games are at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. …
Arapahoe’s Will Kates won the state Class 5A individual golf title with a putt  on the second playoff hole and led the Warriors to their first team championship in 33 years. Here he reacts after sinking the birdie putt to win the playoff.

Centennial's Arapahoe take state golf title

Arapahoe High School in Centennial has come close many times to winning a state golf championship. The Warriors were second the past two seasons and third in the previous two campaigns. Arapahoe’s …
Legend’s Kaylynn English sparked the Titans to a 3-0 victory over Chaparral on Oct. 4 in a game to decide the outright Continental League softball title. English had three hits and stole three bases, including home, to set the tone for the victory.

Legend girls win league softball championship in Parker-area matchup

Junior shortstop Kaylynn English is a leader on the girls softball team from Parker’s Legend High School. English was the spark plug for the Titans with three hits, two runs scored and three stolen …
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Winning Words

Opinion: Top talent talks about the importance of culture

Here we are wrapping up the series, “The 5 C’s of Retaining Top Talent.” Now it’s time to link connection, collaboration, change and consistency to culture. And culture, according to some top …

Opinion: What do you do when you think of conflict?

Ever watch that episode of “The Office” where Michael decides to teach his staff about conflict resolution? As a human resources professional and conflict coach watching that, I was both gasping …
Financial Strategies

Opinion: Tax and estate plan deadline coming soon

It is never fun to think about taxes and even estate planning, but looming deadlines should push you to pay attention before it is too late. This December marks the last opportunity to impact your …
Winning Words

Opinion: Improve retention with persistent consistency

As we continue to talk about hiring and keeping a productive and performance-driven team, we must include “Consistency” in our “5 C’s for Retaining Top Talent.” This is the fourth column in …
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