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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 … more

Film fest an eclectic, inspiring showcase

When most people see red carpets, they’re on television and full of recognizable faces from the worlds of entertainment or sports. Most of us will never get to walk one, have our photos taken and … more

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, … more

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. … more

‘The Humans’ mines rich ore of family life

“This is the second holiday show in 21 years,” said Chip Walton, Curious Theatre’s artistic director, as he welcomed the Nov. 3 opening-night audience to a performance of “The Humans” by … more

Don’t let family ties tie you in knots

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever you and your family celebrate is right around the corner. The holidays are supposed to bring a light of happiness to life with traditions, food, gifts, … more

Art show isn’t just meant to be seen

Look left as you enter the “Shared Visions” exhibit at Colorado Gallery of the Arts, in the Annex at the east end of Arapahoe Community College in Littleton — and you’ll see a sign inviting … more

Outdoor lights, music bring cheer to chill

The holiday calendar will probably include more than one sparkly encounter — especially if we luck out with some less frigid evenings … The elves have been at work! “A Hudson Christmas” at … more

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. … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Castle Rock teen turns 18 on Election Day, votes for first time

For one Castle Rock teenager, whose birthday happened to fall on the day of midterm elections, celebrating turning 18 years old meant voting for the first time. Westin Pals, a junior at Lutheran High … more

Douglas County Community Foundation expands board

The season of giving is just around the corner, and the Douglas County Community Foundation hopes people are prepared, not only to give, but to address needs specific to their community. That's why … more

Turkey ROCK Trot sets big fundraising goal

For nearly 15 years, Marty Bussie and her family have made the Castle Rock Turkey ROCK Trot their Thanksgiving Day tradition. It began when she heard about the first race, Bussie said. As an avid … more

Remembering their service

The Veterans Day Celebration in Castle Rock not only honored the veterans of Douglas County but contained historical importance to military veterans and members. It marked the 100th anniversary of … more

Veterans don’t only give us service, but example

Every year, we set aside Veterans Day for America’s heroes. But is this one day enough? One day per year doesn’t amount to weeks spent in foxholes in the French countryside. One day per year … more

Lutheran captures 3A volleyball crown

Lutheran was the top-seeded team in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament Nov. 8-10 at the Denver Coliseum, but the Lions had one big hurdle to overcome. That hurdle was Eaton, the five-time … more

Valor takes 5A volleyball title

Senior Courtney Lane summed up the four-year journey of the Valor Christian girls volleyball program after the Eagles wrapped up the state championship with a 3-1 win over top-seeded Chaparral on … more

Area teams advance in football playoffs

Valor Christian, Cherry Creek, ThunderRidge and Ponderosa are the south metro area football teams who still have more games to play this season. Valor, top seeded in 5A, will face No. 8 ThunderRidge … more
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