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18th Judicial District investigator honored

An investigator from the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has been honored by the Colorado District Attorneys Council, according to a news release. Matt Hanagan received the 2019 Mike Bell … more

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it … more

Check out groceries, human scenery, and emotionally

“Place the item in the bag.” “Place the item in the bag.” How many times could you hear “Place the item in the bag” before losing your mind? This is an ode to the 21st-century American … more

9/11 remembered at Colorado Memorial Stair Climb

When the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York happened on September 11, 2001, West Metro Fire firefighter Brad Harmon was sitting in a classroom for paramedics school. He was sent … more

Douglas County to ‘spread’ transportation funding

A new approval process to receive federal transportation funds has allowed smaller communities in Douglas County to have transportation needs addressed. more

Theatrical season gets underway with bright start

Over the years, Broadway shows have come to embrace all kinds of musical styles, but there are some that show up far less frequently than others. And among the rarest to make an appearance has to be … more

‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely … more

Douglas County School Board will allow charter to pursue state authorization

For John Castillo, father of the teen killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, arming teachers is one way local schools could increase security. On Sept. 3, he walked away from a Douglas … more

Fingerstyle guitarist to appear in free concert

Renowned fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow will bring traditional music from the British Isles and his own Celtic-inspired compositions to a free performance in Bemis Library at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7. … more

New head coach at Ranch making the best of things

Vic Fangio of the Denver Broncos isn’t the first longtime assistant in the area to finally get a head coaching job. Fangio, a 40-year coaching veteran as an assistant, welcomed the chance to … more

Tribute to Diana Ross coming to Lone Tree center stage

Diana Ross’ powerful musical career is the focus for a new show developed by Mary Louise Lee and the Mary Louise Lee Orchestra — and it’s booked for Sept. 21 at Lone Tree Arts Center. Lee will … more

Hope — a strategy and a tactic in the pursuit of success

Is hope a strategy that can drive success? Is hope a tactic we can put into practice to help us achieve our goals and dreams? Is being hopeful a character trait that when fully developed can lead us … more

You only get one life, but hey, no pressure

“September Song” is a song. While the title has always been perplexing to me (why wasn’t it called “September”), the metaphor implied in it never has been, although when I first understood … more

Laugh as though your life depends on it

“Did you ever wake up, kiss the person next to you, and know it’s going to be a good day? I did that yesterday, and apparently, I’m not allowed on that airline again.” Did that give you a bit … more

Changing perceptions about who can recreate

Just about five years ago, Dan Boozan, killing time after his shift, struck up a conversation with a bartender who encouraged him to take up rock climbing. Boozan’s response was automatic: “I … more

Racket man soars to No. 1

Last summer Andy Gardalen had one thing on his mind and he wasn't about to let anything stop him. The ThunderRidge senior was a No. 3 singles player in 2018 but he was determined to be the Grizzlies' … more

What’s next in dispute over armed staff at charter school?

The Douglas County School District is at odds with one of its charter schools over the arming of staff. The district says its policy has been updated to set clear parameters regarding who can and … more

STEM: Guard who wounded student was supposed to be unarmed

A private security guard who officials say accidentally wounded a student during a school shooting in Highlands Ranch that left one teen dead wasn't supposed to be armed, an online news outlet … more

C-470 construction far behind schedule

It's like the sign says: construction ahead, expect delays. The C-470 Express Lanes project, which will add two tolled express lanes along the busy highway, was supposed to be done this summer. The … more
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