Seeing the Spring Creek Fire's wake

The Liberatores started their 2 1/2 hour journey to La Veta at nearly 11:30 a.m. on July 15. The Castle Rock family of three packed into their Jeep and traveled south along Interstate 25, on their …
Court rules school fundraiser violated First Amendment
The Douglas County School District violated the U.S. Constitution when it supported a fundraiser for a mission trip to Guatemala, according to a district court ruling filed July 17. “In sum, this …
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Lakota riders start 400-mile trek in Douglas County

In 2018, there's easier ways to hold a fundraiser than a 400-mile trek on horseback, said Dave Ventimiglia, executive director of The Tipi Raisers. For example, they could hold a silent auction in a …

Residents battle rezoning application for housing

Residents of neighborhoods in southeast Highlands Ranch are fighting a proposed residential development they say would increase traffic, hurt home values and change the atmosphere of the existing …

Family keeps up generations-long tradition

Showing cattle is in his blood. That’s how James Mullins’ mother, Caity, explained his dedication to raising animals for the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo’s livestock shows. His family …

From bags to bedding

Over, then under, and repeat. On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Kim Carney showed her granddaughter, Ashley, how to weave a sleeping mat made from the plastic of used grocery bags on a loom made of …

News

Fall citizens academy applications due Aug. 10

Residents of the 18th Judicial District can get an in-depth look at what happens with a case from the time of arrest to post-conviction by participating in the 2018 fall citizens academy. The free, …

Life

North Korea, polka music on deck in library programs

Upcoming programs at Littleton’s Bemis Library include: “Explore North Korea” with Active Minds — learn about the Kim family leadership, as well as nuclear weapon development, trade and human …

Sports

Sunday workouts help football players fine-tune talents

The midday sun was hot as some parents and even a couple players during a water break found shade under the bleachers at the Lutheran High School football field in Parker. It’s still the off-season …

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Take a focused approach to information overload

Thanks again for the tremendous support from the community. I really do love receiving your emails, thoughts and questions, so please keep them coming. One of the more common emails I receive lately …
Quiet Desperation

Being tailgated — there’s something stupid behind it

The first recorded incident of following at an unsafe distance occurred about an hour after the invention of the automobile. Understandably, that wouldn’t have been possible, but it probably …
Financial Strategies

Business cycle may die a slow death

The next 12 to 18 months may mark what is left of the current business cycle. This should not come as a surprise to anyone, as this is one of the longest-running growth cycles in history.¹ The …

When grandparents must step in

When because of a variety of serious family problems, grandparents feel they must take over, even adopt grandkids, there are a number of issues to address and places to go for help. First, what all …
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