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Movies offer escape from heat and traditional fare

The summer months are some of the busiest of the year for the major movies studios — it’s when they release the bulk of their massive blockbuster films, and audiences eager to escape the summer … more

Game’s reach goes beyond beach

Shelly Leuenberger temporarily left her love of playing beach volleyball behind when she moved with her family from California to Colorado. However, the Parker resident is playing volleyball again in … more

Sterling Ranch welcomes 100th family

Dave and Leslie Samson had been married five years and were looking to transition from a two-story home in Denver to a ranch-style home they could call their own. After touring several areas, … more

Rush Creek project: The power is blowin’ in the wind

On the hottest day of the year so far, dozens of Elbert County residents, local and state elected officials and Xcel Energy representatives gathered at the home of Jan and Virgil Kochis in Matheson, … more

Filming likely to grow in Colorado

When Parker resident Michelle Ullman began preparing for the first season of her television show, “On the Menu with Michelle Ullman,” it was important that she “put our fork where our mouth … more

South Metro Fire Rescue crews help battle wildfires across Colorado

As Colorado celebrated Independence Day, six wildfires of 1,000 acres or more were challenging fire crews across the state. Personnel from South Metro Fire Rescue were among those working to douse … more

Healing Garden blossoms as peaceful space

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital in December debuted its new Healing Garden but didn’t celebrate the grand opening until June, when the garden reached full bloom and was breathing new life into a … more

Making a splash at area’s parks and splash pads

There are about 97 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day this year, which means there's a good chance residents are going to need to find ways to beat the heat several times as the summer goes on. more

Options abound for fireworks fun

Independence Day offers a wealth of options for those looking to see the night sky lit up with color and sound. One of the biggest celebrations has been held at Denver’s Civic Center Park for the … more

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to … more

Renaissance Festival comes to life

The Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur opened its doors for the second weekend this summer last weekend. The festival, inspired by the 16th Century, boasts a village of permanent structures … more

Mountain Vista athlete is double honoree in baseball

One of the debates in baseball that has been around for a long time questions whether pitching or hitting is more vital for successful baseball teams. Good pitching is important, especially late in … more

Time to Talk: 'There is help and hope'

Lora Thomas vividly remembers the day: a snowy February afternoon in 2012. She was Douglas County’s coroner then and she was standing in the kitchen of a home in Parker, talking with a father who … more

Jamie Tatum named Girls Soccer Player of Year

Jamie Tatum’s scoring statistics aren’t overwhelming, but the Rock Canyon senior midfield soccer player showed the ability to produce when it counted. Tatum, who will continue playing at the next … more

Denver PrideFest 2018 in photos

The 43rd annual PrideFest kicked on in Denver on June 16. Events were held in the city throughout the week. The event is hosted by the GLBT Community Center of Colorado. The Center is a nonprofit … more

Firefigthing helicopter company under zoning violation

The future of Rampart Helicopter Services and its relationship with Douglas County remained uncertain as of June 12 when county commissioners could not reach a decision while debating how to resolve … more

Centennial Airport administration building to have community focus

Centennial Airport plans to construct a new administration building that will double as a community center for tenants and students, and as a place for events. The facility is expected to be complete … more

Parker Days gives early welcome to summer

The 2018 Parker Days Festival came to a close June 10, the fourth day of carnival rides, vendor booths and concerts held by the Parker Chamber of Commerce. The event drew thousands of area residents … more

Bringing the concert experience home

Sometimes, the best experience a person can have with music is when it’s performed live. But going to concerts can be a pricey endeavor, plus there’s the cost of getting a drink or two, dealing … more

Ducks have their day in Castle Rock

Crowds gathered at Festival Park in Castle Rock on June 9 for the annual Ducky Derby fundraiser, put on by the Castle Rock and Castle Pines Rotary clubs. In the park were vendors, snacks and … more
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