Community called key to passing DCSD measures
Maggie and Peter Bierbaum, longtime residents of Larkspur, raised their two children in the Douglas County School District. Larkspur Elementary School in the early 2000s was community-oriented, they …

Mental stability can be challenge for aging

Toward the front of a crowded conference room at Legacy Village senior community in Castle Pines, 82-year-old Marilyn McQueary sat quietly through a presentation on finding purpose in life after …

Republicans retain hold on seats in Douglas County

The following are unofficial, preliminary results from the Nov. 6 election in races for the state Legislature and county offices posted shortly before 1 a.m. Nov. 7:

In the race for the 4th Congressional District seat, incumbent Ken Buck won a third term on Nov. 6. The Republican garnered 62.6 percent of the vote compared to Democrat Karen McCormick's 37.4 …
Voters have said “nay” on many of the state's most contentious ballot issues.

Craft show takes over Douglas County Event Center

The parking lot was packed and the aisles were almost too crammed to move as shoppers flocked to the 26th Annual Castle Rock Craft Show Extraordinaire. From home décor to antiques to specialty …

Historic turnout in Douglas County midterms

Douglas County announced a historic midterm election turnout as results came in the evening of Nov. 6. As of 8:20 p.m., the county had received approximately 30,000 ballots on Nov. 6 alone and crews …

Time to Talk: Public forum on mental health and its impact on 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.

The free community forum is presented by Colorado Community Media, in partnership withDouglas County Libraries and the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative.

The forum will be streamed live.

The forum is the latest in a series, and is presented in conjunction with its newspaper story series "Time to Talk."

The forum will be 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the James H LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch (9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd.).

News

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax …

Life

Children can help prepare for winter

There isn’t much time left. Children can help clean up the garden and prepare for winter. Then there is one last thing to teach children about gardening before winter sets in: planting bulbs for …

Sports

Time to kick soccer shootouts to the curb

Driving to EchoPark Automotive Stadium for the Class 5A soccer semifinals on Nov. 7, I had visions of seeing well-played, competitive matches with no shootouts. But what did I see? A shootout. …

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Editorial: Taking time to talk produces a deeper understanding

Almost a year ago, we launched Time to Talk, an in-depth look at the state of mental health in Douglas County. The series has explored the effects of mental illness on law enforcement, youth, moms, …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Getting in the true spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday

With the Thanksgiving holiday only a couple of weeks away, it is probably time to start thinking about all of the people in our lives who we are so grateful for and who we appreciate so very much. …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Holiday bludgeon can lead to high dudgeon

It is the first of November. I am braced for what is about to happen, against my wishes and against my will. My belief is that it comes earlier every year as an antidote to reality, as a form of …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Thanksgiving is good time to share crucial information

Thanksgiving is a special time to gather around family and friends and count your blessings. Enjoy the crisp air and delicious food, and make new (and remember old) memories. Just being grateful puts …
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