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Highlands Ranch High grads 'strive for gold'

Student Megan Koch told classmates to always “strive for gold” and do their best in life. Jacqueline Jiang, valedictorian, encouraged classmates to “live a life that you're proud of,” or, to …
Two killed when train, vehicle collide in Douglas County
Two people were killed when a train and a vehicle collided in unincorporated Douglas County in the early afternoon of May 15, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Steve Johnson.

Outing offers chance to ride on cushion of air

The ability to fly is a dream many people have. Soaring through the air, weightless, forgetting about the troubles of the world, even for a minute, is a wonderful image of freedom for an able-bodied …

Concertmaster Knetsch retires from Lone Tree Symphony

Violinist Rene Knetsch was honored by the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra recently upon his retirement as concertmaster. Elizabeth Loye, decorator of the special cake he enjoyed, is also a substitute …

Probe into fatal plane crash could take more than a year

It could take more than a year to get answers to the May 11 fatal plane crash near the Stepping Stone community that claimed the life of Grand Junction veterinarian Bob Marquis, 67, authorities say. …

Fun focuses on forest's future

If Pine Lane Elementary student Finn Saunders, 11, had his way, no more lumberjacks would be allowed to cut trees in the Amazon rainforest. But, since Saunders lives more than 4,000 miles away from …

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SkyView Academy graduates excel

In their final hours as high school students, SkyView Academy graduates were left with one overarching message: don't be normal. “What I want to talk to you about is how abnormal you are,” said …

Life

High school drag races keep things moving

High school students are encouraged to “push the pedal to the metal” as they push their vehicles to the limits during the competition at the May 28 All American High School Drag Races at …

Sports

South metro area swimmers post strong showings at state

Cherry Creek was third at the Class 5A state swimming championship to lead all teams from the south metro area. The Bruins finished with 208.50 points, which was 82 points shy of state champion Regis …

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Quiet Desperation

The funny thing about humor is how often it isn’t funny

An ice cream truck used to appear every day at the parks where I played when I was a kid. Its infectious little tune made my mouth water. I think now it would drive me to distraction. On each side of …
Winning Words

Yesterday’s achievement is tomorrow’s success

One of the greatest pieces of advice that I ever received came from a great friend and mentor earlier in my life. He actually gave me two pieces of advice wrapped up in one life-changing …
Financial Strategies

Aging of American populace will have impact on economy

We are getting older. This is a fact of life and a world phenomenon. The question for the economy is whether this is a curse or an opportunity. Investors, homeowners and consumers will all be …
Winning Words

If you’re out of tune, look at changing the soundtrack

So, the other day I was listening to one of my favorite radio stations as I was driving to an early appointment. Loaded up with some coffee and great music I was on my way to a great start to the …
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