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Column: True or false: What to know when it comes to sun protection

With summer officially here, you may be rushing outside to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. You may also be thinking about how to best protect your skin. more

Primary voters reject slate of candidates who embraced election conspiracies

Republican primary voters in Colorado had a choice on June 28: Elevate a slate of candidates who believe the unfounded claim that President Donald Trump was the true winner of the 2020 election or … more

Median home values haven’t fallen in Colorado

As average 30-year fixed mortgage rates continue to hover around 6%, there’s an expectation that prices of homes for sale will fall. It’s only been a few weeks since the Fed increased interest … more

Electric school buses are in Colorado’s future

One by one, the big yellow diesel-powered school buses shuttling kids back and forth in Colorado districts are rumbling along on their final routes and, after many thousands of miles, belching their … more

Sheriffs who denounced Colorado’s red flag law now use it

Dolores County Sheriff Don Wilson never expected to use Colorado’s red flag law when it was passed in 2019. He thought the law made it too easy to take a person’s guns away. The statute allows … more

Library to host local author

Highlands Ranch author Eleanor Brown will talk about her new book, “Any Other Family” and sign books at 6:30 p.m. on July 15 at the Highlands Ranch Library. Register at DCL.org/authors-events. … more

Ambitious seasons coming to area venues

Summer has just started and there are weeks ahead to enjoy arts outdoors as well as inside our favorite venues. But, after a really difficult stretch, organizations are sending in notices of a future … more

Letter - Freedom from tyranny needed

Freedom from tyranny needed On July 4, 1776, the leaders of the American Colonists signed a Declaration of Independence to free the Colonists from the tyranny of the British crown. Thomas Paine, an … more

Letter - Two Forks was missed chance

Two Forks was missed chance In regard to Douglas County’s (and other entities’) quest for water: can anyone remember and say Two Forks Dam? Thanks to former President George H.W. Bush’s early … more

Fewer freedoms, more politics

For many, this particular Fourth of July was a hard one to celebrate. The recent revocation of our rights to make decisions about our own bodies was shocking. Not me. Yes, I wept for my mother and … more

Friends who are like family, and family who become friends

Each morning I participate in a daily devotional with a friend of mine who has become more like family as he and I have been friends for the past 27 years. He is very much my brother. And I have been … more

From the Editor: Heroes we honor

This is the month each year where we celebrate our freedom. The month where we should be giving thanks to the heroes in our community. Early in my career, many years ago, our newspaper did a special … more

Laws, funding a step forward in mental health fight

Amid calls for more funding and services to help address the growing mental heath crisis in America’s youth and teenagers, officials at Children’s Hospital Colorado say progress was made in 2022. … more

Local teen fights eating disorder out of state

When the COVID-19 pandemic pushed schools to around the country to cancel in-person classes, Emma Warford was 15 years old, an active athlete, a good student and functioning well. However, as days … more

Commerce City, other cities, sue state

COMMERCE CITY -- Commerce City joined other area cities in challenging a new law that could have an impact on city coffers and construction of public schools. The existing law  said sales of … more

FEMA updates Marshall Fire assistance figures

The Federal Emergency Management Association said it provided more than $130 million to Boulder County and its communities in the six months since the Marshall Fire. The late December fire burned … more

The cold and creamy taste of summer

Summer is here. July is upon us. And perhaps nothing defines the season as well as a cold, creamy scoop or two on a cone — or in a bowl, if you prefer. more

Weekly declares victory in sheriff Republican primary

Darren Weekly has declared victory as the Republican candidate for sheriff of Douglas County after a few days of vote counting and a thin margin with the next leading candidate.  Weekly, the … more
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