Committees present ideas to improve safety, mental health in schools
After several meetings, two committees formed to address mental health needs and physical safety in Douglas County schools presented drafts of their recommendations to the Douglas County Board of …

Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although …

Five things to know about The Fray

Denver-based band The Fray made a pitstop in Castle Rock on July 13. Headlining the annual Castle Rock Summer Jam marked the group's first time performing in town. The Fray, made up of members Joe …

'Paving the path for the next generation'

Elissa Flaumenhaft has many titles these days. She's a mother, first and foremost, to a 5-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son, and a former candidate for Parker Town Council in 2018. Now, …

Driver of fatal hit-and-run still at-large

Police are still searching for the person who struck and killed a cyclist with a vehicle July 4 and have been reaching out to the public for help.

My Name Is…Nick Abel

About me I live in Larkspur, and love being out in the woods. It's nice and it's close to Castle Rock. I own Perry Street Raw Dog Food Co., and my wife, Victoria, owns the dog grooming business, Bark …

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

I-70 truck driver case sent to district court

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, the truck driver accused of causing the deadly April crash at I-70, will stand trial after a Jefferson County judge determined that prosecutors provided a probable …

Life

Cultural fun under the summer sun

Latino culture is a vibrant and dynamic one that defies stereotypes and easy categorization, and with the Latino population in the state and country steadily growing, exploring it can be both …

Sports

Coloradans add kick to history of women’s soccer

Colorado soccer players have played a role in FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer tournaments from the very beginning. In the recently completed 2019 World Cup in France, former Mountain Vista player …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Well, as it turns out, there is an ‘I’ in team

There’s only one of me (you’ll be happy to know), but from now on I want to be thought of as Team Craig. Calling yourself or yourselves a team is the latest and the greatest, and I don’t want …
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Here we are, just six months away from the beginning of the next decade. Just the year 2020 sounds like something from outer space. Oh well, it’s just a number. The bigger question is how to plan …
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Shades of gray look a lot less shady

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