Castle Rock officer awarded Purple Heart

Officer Thomas O'Donnell woke up early on New Year's Eve in 2017 and got dressed for work. Then, O'Donnell — a member of the Castle Rock Police Department and the Douglas County Regional SWAT Team …
Two killed when train, vehicle collide in Douglas County
Two people were killed when a train and a vehicle collided in unincorporated Douglas County in the early afternoon of May 15, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Steve Johnson.
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Escape room offers thrill-seeking fun

Just past 7 p.m. on a recent Friday evening in Castle Rock, a group of six people finds themselves locked in a room. With the click of the door, the three couples fan through the room, opening …

Castle View seniors 'a class of learners and leaders'

Castle View High School held its 2018 graduation commencement ceremony on May 16 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Family and friends of graduates gathered at the outdoor venue on a warm, sunny afternoon to …

Probe into fatal plane crash could take more than a year

It could take more than a year to get answers to the May 11 fatal plane crash near the Stepping Stone community that claimed the life of Grand Junction veterinarian Bob Marquis, 67, authorities say. …

Mountain Vista students help provide habitat for bats

Students at Mountain Vista High School have partnered with the Cherokee Ranch and Castle, a historic structure that sits atop a hill west of Daniels Park, to help protect important but often …

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STEM grads follow own paths

Josh Leckman left STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates with three lessons: find genuine happiness, be yourself and most importantly, go outside. “Spend some time in nature,” the teacher said to …

Life

Parker gallery offers intriguing look at fiber art

“Autumnal Equinox” by Aurora fiber artist Diana Vander Does hangs just inside the entrance into the gallery at the PACE Center in Parker. It’s included in an exhibit, “Contrast,” by the …

Sports

Golfer demonstrates unpredictability of game

It’s been said many times that golf is an unpredictable sport that requires plenty of mental grit. For myself, golf has always been pretty predictably bad, with a few good shots and holes but very …

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Quiet Desperation

The funny thing about humor is how often it isn’t funny

An ice cream truck used to appear every day at the parks where I played when I was a kid. Its infectious little tune made my mouth water. I think now it would drive me to distraction. On each side of …
Winning Words

Yesterday’s achievement is tomorrow’s success

One of the greatest pieces of advice that I ever received came from a great friend and mentor earlier in my life. He actually gave me two pieces of advice wrapped up in one life-changing …
Financial Strategies

Aging of American populace will have impact on economy

We are getting older. This is a fact of life and a world phenomenon. The question for the economy is whether this is a curse or an opportunity. Investors, homeowners and consumers will all be …
Winning Words

If you’re out of tune, look at changing the soundtrack

So, the other day I was listening to one of my favorite radio stations as I was driving to an early appointment. Loaded up with some coffee and great music I was on my way to a great start to the …
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