Sheriff’s deputy cleared in shooting
Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Lippolis has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the April 3 shooting that resulted in the death of suspect Samuel Yaeger. Lippolis was cleared by the …

STEM shooter found guilty of first-degree murder

After five hours of deliberation, the jury in the trial against Devon Erickson found that he is guilty of first- degree murder for his role in the attack on STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, …

STEM shooter testifies against alleged helper

  In his second day of testimony, an admitted shooter of the STEM School Highlands Ranch reversed the story he told immediately following the May 7, 2019 attack.   Alec McKinney, …

Hospital adds beds, programs

UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital continues to offer more patient beds and medical programs as the population of Douglas County grows. The hospital celebrated the opening of a six-bed medical …

Emily Sanders crowned Miss Colorado For America Strong

Highlands Ranch resident Emily Sanders was crowned Miss Colorado for America Strong on June 5. As Colorado's representative, Sanders will now move on to the national stage to compete for the Miss for …

'Painting Positivity' mural perks up Castle Rock

Downtown Castle Rock recently got a little brighter with the unveiling of a new mural aimed at lightening everyone's day while adding more art to the town. With a goal to bring more positivity into …

News

Irreza draws 20-year sentence for attempted murder of AdCo deputy

Irreza draws 20-year sentence for attempted murder of AdCo deputy Staff reports Cesar Irreza, who pled guilty in April to attempted first-degree murder with extreme indifference charges in …

Life

Equity markets wave yellow flag

Recent stock market headlines seem contrary to the real economy … or maybe they are predictions. Investors can choose opposing rationale and find justification in print virtually anywhere. Are …

Sports

Cherry Creek girls take state in tennis

Cherry Creek won yet another girls state tennis championship on June 12 at the Gates Tennis Center but this one was a little different. Creek, two points ahead of Fairview heading in the final day of …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The past keeps populating the present

For the past year and a half, old acquaintances I haven’t heard from in five, ten, fifteen and even twenty years have written to me. Has the same thing been happening to you? Most have been former …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Failing to be facile was tassel-related hassle

You might think being chosen to speak at a high school graduation ceremony would be a welcome opportunity, especially for someone who is filled with opinions and loves the English language. No, I was …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A numeral, a letter, and unsure what's better

What's 5G? What happened to 4G? Is 5G better than 4G? Is 6G next? Will the commercials for 6G be better than the commercials for 5G? The commercials for 5G give me a headache. Especially the ones …
Coming Attractions

A million-dollar night of musical theater

The Arvada Center is celebrating the return of live musical theater with an experience that will be novel for both performers and audiences — musical theater outside. For the first time in 19 …
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