Castle Pines voters approve home rule charter
Voters have approved a home rule charter for Castle Pines. Unofficial results of the May 14 election show 77 percent of voters said yes to home rule for the 11-year-old city, according to a news …

'He was an angel among us'

Kendrick Castillo was kind, talented, a hero. Castillo was killed in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. He was less than two weeks away from graduation.

STEM denies allegations made by anonymous parent

The executive director of STEM School Highlands Ranch adamantly denies allegations made by an anonymous school parent that the school's climate and culture are out of control. "I can't even fathom …

Community comes together to grieve after STEM shooting

Doug Cunningham, wearing a neon yellow vest and holding a large umbrella, stood at the entrance of Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch. Under a gray sky, as heavy rain poured down, he …

'We've practiced for this'

First responders descended on STEM School Highlands Ranch within moments of the initial 911 call, said South Metro Fire Rescue spokesman Eric Hurst, and years of training paid off. “We've practiced …

Polis urges wildfire vigilance amid milder forecast

After an onslaught of raging wildfires in Colorado in 2018, this year’s fire season looks to be less severe, but state officials are urging the public not to let its guard down. “I don’t want …

Restaurant provided a safe haven for fleeing school kids

Lucas DeLeon works as a manager for Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, which sits at Lucent Boulevard and Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch. As he drove to work May 7, he turned off Broadway and …

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

Messages of faith, hope as Kendrick Castillo laid to rest

More than 80 men, decorated in red, purple and green regalia, gathered in front of St. Mary Catholic Parish in Littleton. The Knights of Columbus traveled from across Colorado to honor Kendrick …

Life

Two galleries display colorful works of art

“Unorthodox Art” is the title of the exhibit that will run in the Stanton Gallery at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center while “Sister Act” is filling the stage in the theater from May 17 to …

Sports

South metro teams advance in girls lacrosse tourney

Cherry Creek, Valor Christian and Regis Jesuit notched second-round victories in the CHSAA girls state lacrosse tournament and advanced to the May 15 quarterfinals. Junior Amelia McCarthy had four …

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Editorial: Acts of heroism, kindness supply hope amid grief

For many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the …
Norton
Winning Words

Number two opponent of success: Lack of authenticity

Last week we identified the impact of complacency in our pursuit of success. Today we will visit the power of authenticity in our success journey. And next week we will wrap it all up when we jump …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

For a life well done, have friends who are rare

A good friend was once defined as someone you could call at 2 a. m. and tell, “Bring a shovel, and don’t ask questions.” Plutarch said, “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and …
Norton
Winning Words

Number one killer of success: complacency

Over the next three weeks we will cover three topics of things we do, intentionally or unintentionally, that create barriers to our success or kill the success we have already achieved. We will start …
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