Muslim, Christian leaders share story of interfaith friendship

At the back of a banquet hall in New Hope Presbyterian Church beneath an illuminated stained-glass window, Dr. Bashar A. Shala brought his hands together in prayer, looked to the ceiling, spoke …
Seven Parker businesses burglarized Monday morning
Seven businesses were broken into early Monday morning in a series of what Parker police have called “smash-and-grab” incidences.
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ThunderRidge students want an ‘oasis’ for mental health

Last year, Mia Hayden lost a close friend to suicide. Melanie Zhou’s mother was battling cancer. Then her school principal died of cancer. These life-changing experiences led the two ThunderRidge …

Murals with a mission: bringing culture to community

When a mural went up on the side of Castle Rock Bike and Ski, located in the community’s historic downtown area, owners K.C. and Mark Neel hoped the public would appreciate it. Soon they noticed …

Student athlete spotlight: Dylan Smithwick is giving it all for those he loves

Dylan Smithwick is always thankful for the opportunity to play football — and whenever his number is called he usually takes advantage. That number, 30, is the same one of his football idol, Los …

Fashion show spotlights breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer “survivors, previvors and thrivers” turned out at the Outlets at Castle Rock on Oct. 13 for a fashion show walked by models impacted by the illness. The event is part of a …

News

A harvesting good time

Pumpkins, apples and fall fun abounded in the south metro area this month with nearby communities hosting festivals to celebrate the season. Ali Loomis, of Centennial, brought her two sons to pick …

Life

Album is change from yesterday’s news

In the movies that were churned out during Hollywood’s classic era in the 1930s, journalists mainly handled stress with a bottle of bourbon in their desks and an unending string of half-lit …

Sports

On Campus:

Castle View The softball team was the second team to qualify for the 5A state tournament out of the Region 5 tournament held Oct. 13 at Rolland Moore Park in Fort Collins. The Sabercats lost the …

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Voices

Smartest person in the room may be the one who’s listening

One of the common situations I hear about or questions I get asked by the community or from someone in a training session is this, “Sometimes I feel embarrassed in a team meeting because I don’t …

Unwelcome words aren’t getting the hint to leave

I am feeling empowered today to feel empowered today. My transparency is transparent, and I might even off-board my carbon footprint. Let me ask you this. Am I being too impactful? This column …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

As Bruegel would say, DIA is boorish and depressing

This lively essay needs an image to go along with it. Please look up Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting “The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” and have it handy when you read the following paragraph …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Be extraordinary today — in an extra ordinary way

Looking at the title of today’s column may have some of you a little overwhelmed. I mean some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Extraordinary? I am happy to just get through the day.” Wow, …
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