One death, one hospitalization following Lone Tree shooting

A Sept. 29 shooting in Lone Tree has resulted in one death and another person hospitalized, said Nate Jones, the communications director for the City of Lone Tree, in a written …
Homes sit in a neighborhood in Littleton, part of the notably expensive Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see short-term drop; unclear how long downslide will last

Home prices in the metro area and statewide have shown some early signs that they may be breaking the pandemic-era trend of steep increases.
Douglas County School Board President Mike Peterson listens to discussion during a Feb. 8 study session. The board will vote on next steps for the equity policy on Sept. 27.

Douglas County school board talks implementation of equity policy

Douglas County school board members indicated they will direct Superintendent Erin Kane to create an implementation plan and monitoring report for the district’s equity policy this …
Thousands of Sandhill Cranes pause in the San Luis Valley near Monte Vista to feed at the Wildlife Refuge and in adjoining fields as they migrate north to their summer breeding grounds.

Douglas County again meets about San Luis Valley water project 

A controversial plan to pipe water from the San Luis Valley to Douglas County may be seeing new life after the county commissioners recently met behind closed doors to discuss it again.  Four …
Parker's Town Hall is located at 20120 Mainstreet.

Parker won’t ask voters to repeal grocery tax in November

While Parker’s mayor discussed running a citizen’s initiative to ask voters to consider repealing the town’s grocery tax, the question will not be on this November’s …
A letter sent to the Douglas County School Board urges the district to share funds from an upcoming mill levy override with two charter schools in Douglas County authorized by the Charter School Institute.

Conservatives call out DCSD on charter funding

A conservative educational nonprofit and Republican officials are calling on the Douglas County School District to include two non-district charters in funding allocations should the district’s …
Douglas County Public Health Director Michael Hill talks with the Board of Health during a recent meeting.

Douglas County Health Department starts environmental health services

The Douglas County Health Department is nearing completion after setting up its environmental health services at the start of the month.
From left is Ellis Arnold, Olivia Love, Andrew Fraieli, Linda Shapley, Nina Joss and Thelma Grimes

Colorado Community Media writers and staff win 19 awards in annual Colorado Press Association awards

Colorado Community Media reporters and staff received several awards during the annual Colorado Press Association banquet on Sept. 17.

Eateries step up game in Castle Rock

John Johnson believes Castle Rock is becoming the kind of place people travel to for good food, and he’s happy to be a growing part of the phenomenon. The restaurateur has been a Castle Rock …

“Celebrating Mexico” piñata exhibit opens at Smoky Hill Library

A bright smile spread across Michelle Ollerton’s face as she watched her 2-year-old son, Isaac, point to the colorful piñatas hanging above them in the cafe of Smoky Hill Library, trying …

Death doulas: Normalizing discussions of death and dying

Although she’s healthy, Vanessa Johnston already has a plan for how she’d like to die. 

Uprooting the American dream

Perhaps Americans took the title of Walt Whitman’s book of poems to his beloved country, “Leaves of Grass” too literally when they considered the American Dream.  “Whatever …

News

Lone Tree to host town hall

The City of Lone Tree will host a town hall on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 7–8 p.m. at the Lone Tree Arts Center, located at 10075 Commons St. 

Life

‘Dry Land’ dives into the deep end

One of the great things about theater is its ability to reflect the challenges and convulsions of society with a speed and alacrity that most other performing arts mediums just aren’t capable of …

Sports

CHSAA releases schedule for regional tennis tournaments

AURORA --Here are the class 4A and 5A regional tennis schedules and locations. Play can begin as soon as Wednesday, Oct. 5. Locations for Ponderosa and Legacy high schools were unknown late …

Voices

From the Editor: NyQuil chicken — no thanks

I am often fascinated at things people worldwide will do based on something they saw online. The latest attention to the problem was an FDA warning that NyQuil chicken is not something people should …

Column: Demographics and stagflation

The world is aging, and our economy is shrinking. This is not a good combination. Let’s start with demographics. The five largest economies, U.S., China, Japan, Germany, and the U.K., have an …

From the Editor: Before you say no

This election year will have a lot of tax questions for voters to consider as they sort through ballots that are expected to hit the mail starting on Oct. 17. As our reporters have worked to break …
Michael Norton

Less is more is the way to go

As the presenter gave his opening remarks and welcomed the audience, he shared with everyone the agenda for his talk, the most important elements where he hoped they would focus, the amount of time …
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