'There's only so long that I can hold out'

Jake Slyder was planning on taking his wife on a hot springs vacation to celebrate their two-year anniversary — but the U.S. government partial shutdown forced him to cancel those plans. Slyder is …
School board set to revise district's 2018-19 budget
Following years of budget shortages and contention, the Douglas County School District is striving for transparency and financial efficiency, cabinet members say. Erin Kane, who took over as interim …

Q&A with Patrick Neville, state representative for District 45

Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, serves state House District 45, which includes Castle Rock and Castle Pines. The business owner was first elected to the seat in 2014 and will be serving his third …

Q&A with Jim Smallwood, state senator for District 4

Jim Smallwood, R-Parker, serves state Senate District 4, which in addition to Parker, includes Castle Rock, Castle Pines and Larkspur. The business owner/ insurance consultant was elected to his …

Q&A with Kim Ransom, state representative for District 44

Kim Ransom, R-Acres Green, serves state House District 44, which includes Parker, Lone Tree and other nearby areas. Ransom was elected to her first term in 2014 and will be serving her third term. …

Clydesdales ring in beer laws in Lone Tree, Denver

To ring in the New Year and Colorado's new law allowing the sale of full-strength beer in grocery and convenience stores, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales visited a Safeway in Lone Tree. The mascots …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and 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 …

News

Gala sends adults with cancer to camp

Hazel Senz will be fighting lung cancer the rest of her life. But she said the bond she has made with other cancer patients gives her hope. Senz, 58, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in March …

Life

Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …

Sports

Running back has been quite a catch

Max Borghi played a lot of football for Washington State University during the 2018 season, and he was only a freshman. Borghi was a standout at Pomona and had all the tools to make an impact in a …

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MIchael Norton
Winning Words

Early accelerated success leads to continued success

“A job begun is a job half done” — what a great quote, or proverb. I also like the one where it reads, “A job well begun is worth two half done.” What I am getting at here is that as I have …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A handwritten letter can speak volumes

Once a week, I go fishing. I throw a few lines out, and I never know what I am going to catch. I received an extraordinary, handwritten, four-page letter (with enclosures) from a reader named Janet …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Your ‘red zone’ may impact your portfolio

Broncos fans are still mourning the season but the Super Bowl will happen, nonetheless. Whether you are focused on the plays, commercials or the inevitable party, I can’t help but tie in a few …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Critical thinking — or just thinking critically

Just the other day someone has asked me if I had any materials, courses, or ideas that would support a classroom lesson on critical thinking. With more than a handful of books sitting on my shelf and …
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