1 killed, 1 injured in Castle Rock shooting after fight

An overnight shooting left one person dead and another injured, and police have taken the suspect into custody, the Castle Rock Police Department said.

Front Range law enforcement, community groups fight against hate crimes

From 2018 to 2020, reported incidents of hate crimes in Colorado more than doubled, according to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

How a Democrat won in Douglas County

Flipping the historically Republican Colorado House District 43 came down to a dedicated door-to-door campaign effort and a platform derived from listening to voters’ concerns, its …

Castle Rock mayor muses on next term

Heading into his second term as Castle Rock’s mayor after running uncontested, Jason Gray feels confident voters are supportive of his model of “growth with vision” when it comes to …

Colorado’s Prop 123 affordable housing initiative could face rocky future

Voters in November also sought to reduce their taxes and, taken together, the changes could lead to difficult decisions down the road.

Words about LGBTQ+ community matter, say leaders across Denver area in wake of Club Q shooting

In the wake of a deadly mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, city and county leaders to the north are among those denouncing hate and violence.

Consumers encouraged to keep some holiday spending local

Reality is simple: Local businesses are at a disadvantage when competing with the price and convenience of Amazon and online shopping offered through the big-box stores such as Walmart and …

Douglas County commissioners highlight ARPA fund designations in annual State of the County

In honor of the multi-generational impacts of the public services to Douglas County, the State of the County lunch was held Nov. 16. to celebrate the 20 years of partnership in Douglas County and the plans for federal funds.

Nurse turnover rate at Parker Adventist Hospital decreases

Parker Adventist Hospital is among the many health care facilities facing challenges in the recruitment and retention of frontline caregivers.

Rise of charcuterie has businesses bringing in the cheddar

Traditionally, playing with food has a bad reputation, but the rising popularity of charcuterie boards is changing that by encouraging diners to get creative with endless mix-and-match options.

Participants in the 2022 show include:

Crafty LizardJ&J CreationsRenewal By AndersonTop Knot DesignsDee's Glass CreationsTwo RG Designs and NorwexTrina's Card CreationsCollectively NaturalCrochet CreationsMountain Man NutsJust …

Column: What parents should know about RSV

As RSV cases continue to spike across parts of the U.S. — with some areas nearing seasonal peak levels — those typical “bugs” your child brings home may have you feeling on edge. With so …

More families seeking food assistance in 2022

Through the help of donations, the Parker Task Force Food Bank put together Thanksgiving food baskets for families throughout Parker, Franktown and Elizabeth, however, donations should not end there.

News

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.

Life

Let the Arvada Center light the way to holiday cheer

Finding the right way to spend a night out during the holiday season is a tale as old as time. While there is no shortage of overtly holiday-themed activities to select from, maybe you’re in the …

Sports

Valor, Creek to vie for championship

Valor Christian earned another shot at Cherry Creek on Nov. 26 with a 42-41 double overtime victory over Ralston Valley in a Class 5A semifinal playoff game at Valor Christian. After Ralston Valley …

Voices

Column: Seniors’ Council meeting to explore cohousing

If you crave a closer community connection, but still value living independently in your own home, cohousing might be right for you. Trish Becker, executive director of the Cohousing Association of …

From the Editor: Support your local newsroom and local nonprofits

We are in the full swing of the holiday season — the time for giving and helping others. Instead of getting, Colorado residents can make a difference by giving during this holiday season through …

Column: Maintaining the attitude of gratitude

The executive had put out a message out to his network that he was looking to hire top-performing salespeople for his team. While reconnecting with a former colleague, he also mentioned to her that …

From the Editor: The analysis begins

The elections are over. I may have shed a little tear of happiness knowing the ads on television, in print and invading my mailbox will now stop. Now, it’s time to overanalyze why the results are …
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