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Pressure to succeed is costing kids their childhoods

As we forge forward through the 2020s, the pressure for youth to succeed is starting to impact kids as early as preschool and could be robbing of them of their childhood as societal demands create … more

A personal Essay: Crying can be helpful

Recently, I found a dark, quiet place in my school and I cried. I mean, I ugly cried -- there was snot and hiccups and a wad of tissues. I cried because I hadn’t been sleeping well. I cried because … more

Educators reflect on expectations and pressures students face

Douglas County School District has an 83% graduation rate across its 16 high schools. Most of those graduates have been told throughout their education that they should attend college after high … more

The truth about retinol confirmed by a dermatologist

(BPT) - Retinol is often praised as a holy grail of a skincare ingredient, but there's a lot of confusion about the best ways to use retinol for maximum effectiveness without irritation. … more

Riverdale Ridge's Couron atop the heap

LAKEWOOD -- An hour or so before Riverdale Ridge's Lucas Couron began his state-championship effort in the boys state 4A pole vault May 22 at a brisk Jeffco Stadium, he left. "A lot  of … more

State 3A track: Holy Family's Robinson lands 2 second-place finishes

LAKEWOOD -- Holy Family's Grayson Arnold wrapped up his prep high-school career in fine fashion. The Baylor University-bound senior took second in both the 200-meter dash and the 100-meter dash … more

Backcountry headquarters, preschool project progresses in Highlands Ranch

After six years of growing the Backcountry Wildnerness Area Base Camp programs in Highlands Ranch, the community association is moving forward with designing the Backcountry Outdoor Center to … more

State track meet to resume at 2:10 p.m. May 21

The Colorado High School Activities Associaiton plans to restart the state track-and-field meet at 2:10 p.m. May 21 at Jeffco Stadium. A late-spring snowstorm forced officials to call of Friday's … more

Rock Canyon graduates greet next chapters

Rock Canyon High School graduates were ebulliant and acrobatic in picking up their diplomas during the ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2022 in Denver on May 19. More than 550 seniors graduated … more

Mountain Vista graduates class of 2022 at Red Rocks

The stands of Red Rocks Amphitheatre were filled with green caps and gowns for the graduation of the Mountain Vista High School class of 2022. Friends of family members packed the venue and speeches … more

CHSAA postpones state track meet

AURORA -- The prospect of poor weather caused a cancellation of the second day of the state track and field meet May 20. In a press statement, CHSAA officials said they are hoping to restart the … more

Ponderosa seniors graduate at Echo Park Stadium

Seniors turned their tassels and became graduates May 17 during the Ponderosa High School graduation at Echo Park Stadium in Parker. This year, the school transitioned into the latin honor system … more

Legacy freshman takes third in state pole vault

LAKEWOOD -- It's been quite the journey for Legacy High School freshman pole vaulter Victoria Spitzley.The latest trophy for her case is the one for third place that she took at the state 5A girls … more

Kiowa Schools will keep Indians mascot

The Kiowa School District won its year-long battle to keep its Indians mascot on May 19, when the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs voted to allow the district to keep the Indians name and imagery. more

Legacy 4x800 relay breaks school record amid podium finish

LAKEWOOD–Although the Legacy Lightning girls’ 4-by-800 meter relay team started near the back of the pack, the squad of Gabrielle Shepston, Mia Meraz, Addison Dolan and Kendall Aragon … more

Castle Rock considering partnership for sports center

A Castle Rock proposal would have the town partner with a private developer to build an indoor recreation facility and transform the former Acme Brick facility and surrounding area into a mixed use … more

Basketball: Frederick's Justice getting his work in .. and loving it

FREDERICK -- It's been just about two months since Frederick High School's boys basketball team finished its first appearance in the Final Four since 1956. But Luke Justice isn't wasting time. The … more

Fort Lupton City Council eyes rec center expansion

Fort Lupton City Council approved two parts to a proposal to expand the city's recreation center during a regular meeting May 17. The first was an eight-member, ad hoc committee to design the … more
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