Driver convicted of two traffic offenses in trooper's death
A jury has found a truck driver who faced trial this month for hitting and killing Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue guilty on two of three counts. Noe Gamez-Ruiz was found guilty of careless …

Douglas County attempts to supersede state mask mandate

In a two-to-one vote in a May 11 business meeting, the Douglas County commissioners approved a resolution attempting to reject the state’s latest update to the mask mandate. The resolution …
A new home being built in Douglas County in November 2019.

Home valuations rise slower than before

Douglas County homes saw less of an increase in their values during the most recent reappraisal period than in the recent past, according to the county assessor. Residential reappraisal notices, …

Brian Erickson brings experience and passion

Colorado Community Media caught up with Brian Erickson, who recently took over as the head golf professional at the Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course in Castle Rock. The Red Hawk golf course is at 2156 Red …

Commissioners agree to postpone leadership decision

After about a week of tension among the Douglas County commissioners, the three-person board agreed to postpone the realignment of leadership for at least 30 days.   The board had planned …

RTD vows to listen to community

Parker Town Council members aired grievances in their first meeting with the town's newly elected RTD director, who was joined by a colleague in promising to work on improving service to the town. …

Castle Rock hospital expands

As the Town of Castle Rock continues to grow, the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital needs more beds. To keep up with the increased population, the hospital has started construction to add 36 beds on the …


Old Dominion is hiring truck drivers

Old Dominion Freight is holding an in-person job fair at 5601 Holly St. in Commerce City Saturday, May 15. Dominion is hiring 10 truck drivers and numerous dock workers. Individuals with Class A CDL …


From the Misfits to ‘The Lucky Ones’

With theater slowly coming back to life, many companies are finding themselves taking a different approach to staging shows. Misfits Theater Company started bringing stories back in the late summer …


High school sports roundup: Several south metro volleyball teams in state

There will be five teams from south metro schools that will be competing in the girls state volleyball tournaments. The single elimination state tournament will be May 7-8 at the Broadmoor World …


Examining the outlook for economic recovery

The United States economic outlook has “clearly brightened,” according to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. The Washington Post also states that the U.S. emerges as the main engine for global …
Dr. Kimberly Winter
Guest Column

Gender influences various health issues

Osteoporosis is more common in women. Symptoms of coronary artery disease and heart attack may be different between men and women. Women have a harder time quitting smoking than men. Women are twice …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Oscars telecast rated PG for pretty grim

Ratings for the 2021 Academy Awards telecast were down 58% from their lowest point in the 18-49 age demographic. The previous low was set last year. The Grammys fell 51% in total viewers in the 18-49 …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

It’s time for some Main Street magic

As the weather continues to improve each week and spring is in full bloom, it is the perfect time to visit and support our local Main Street, experiencing the magic that a beautiful walk down the …
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