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Douglas County School Board approves full, in-person learning for secondary students

A plan to send Douglas County middle and high schools back to in-person learning, five days a week has now received the stamp of approval from board directors, as well as support from principals and … more

State wrestling schedule announced

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association announced the schedule for next week's state wrestling tournaments. They will be at the Southwest Motor Events Center in Pueblo. The … more

Letter to the editor: Brauchler taking cheap shots

Brauchler taking cheap shots George Brauchler has platforms in the Denver Post and on 9News. He can use those to campaign for that statewide office which has eluded him so far. Even though he failed … more

A fair chance of festivals this summer

For those who didn’t get to watch fireworks or eat funnel cakes in 2020, this spring and summer could bring good news: Festivals and fairs are in the works, though nothing is set in stone. Scores … more

Shroud of Turin at center of children’s story

Author Claudia Cangilla McAdam of Highlands Ranch is a classic storyteller with a master’s degree in theology — a combination that leads her to writing stories for children that lead them into … more

Landscape painting workshop set for Zoom presentation

“Let’s Paint a Wonderful Landscape” with local painter Brian Hubbell will be offered by Heritage Fine Arts Guild as a Zoom workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on March 13. $25 members; $30 … more

Starting a business as a second career

Older adult entrepreneurs have many prized advantages. Most importantly — you know stuff. You have experience budgeting both in your career and at home. You have industry knowledge and can identify … more

A lifelong attraction to the hard stuff

A man walks into a bar with a large chunk of concrete and says to the bartender, “Give me a drink. And one for the road.” I like concrete. I’ve always liked concrete. Concrete is everywhere. … more

Here’s to hope, habits and happiness

There is a popular statement among business professionals, owners, and salespeople, and it is based on the book by Rick Page titled “Hope is Not a Strategy.” In this context, hoping to grow our … more

Senior succeeds by wrestling smarter

It takes strength and agility among the many things needed to become a good high school wrestler. However it takes a least one more thing, which has taken Legend senior Treyson Valdez a while to … more

Rent and utility assistance available in Douglas County

Douglas County residents behind on their rent or utility payments because of COVID-19 financial impacts may be eligible for assistance through the county’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, … more

Boys wrestling rankings

MONUMENT -- Here are the latest boys wrestling rankings from On the Mat Magazine: Class 3A 113 pounds: 2. Daniel Soto, Jefferson. 18. Donovan Birmingham, Fort Lupton. 120 pounds: 12. Andrew … more

Girls wrestling: Regional tournament comes to Fort Lupton March 6

MONUMENT -- Here are the latest On the Mat rankings for girls wrestlng: 106 pounds: 3. Rylee Balcazar, Fort Lupton. 4. Alyssa Cortez, Horizon. 5. Emmy Kiefer, Riverdale Ridge. 105 pounds: 4. … more

Douglas County prepares for likely tough wildfire, drought season

There may have been snow on the ground just days ago, but Douglas County is gearing up for a difficult wildfire and drought season around the corner. As the county begins its fifth month in some of … more

Doctors warn against COVID complacency

UCHealth doctors at the Highlands Ranch Hospital said while there is a light at the end of the tunnel in the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still inside the tunnel. Dr. Ben Usatch, medical director for … more

For area teams, postseason draws near

This is the final week of the regular season for boys and girls basketball, and 32 teams will advance to the state playoffs, which begin with first-round games on March 9. Wrestling regional … more

Outlets at Castle Rock to host scavenger hunt

The Outlets at Castle Rock will be hosting a social-distance friendly scavenger hunt leading up to St. Patrick's Day. The hunt begins on March 8 and will end on March 19. Over the span of 12 days and … more

Castle Pines North residents to vote on water inclusion plan

After voters declined to approve a renewable water plan in 2016 and 2018, Castle Pines residents living west of Interstate 25 will vote on a proposed water inclusion partnership with the Parker Water … more

Castle Rock council explores budget options

While restaurants and retail stores at the outlet mall and throughout the city suffered in 2020 and at the start of 2021, Castle Rock Finance Director Trish Muller said sales taxes for the town were … more

Local firefighter brings a piece of ground zero to Castle Rock

After six years of efforts led by Oren Bersagel-Briese, a steel-box column recovered from ground zero is now on display in a special memorial at the Castle Rock Public Safety Training Facility. While … more
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