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Douglas County School District bond measure tackles ‘huge needs’

Inside a classroom at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, the threadbare carpet is 25 years old — stained, worn and uneven in places. The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or …

Mill levy override puts focus on DCSD teachers

Tim Ottmann, principal of Ponderosa High School in Parker, recalls why a volleyball coach of 16 years who led the team to several state championships left the school three years ago for a position in …

Why teachers left Douglas County

Lyndsie Riggs Lyndsie Riggs, 34, taught English and advised the broadcast program at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. It was her first job teaching — she was there for four years. She left …
Attorney general race draws sharp line between candidates' approaches
One prosecuted the Aurora theater shooter. The other worked as an assistant to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. One's the elected district attorney in a south metro district of more than 1 …

Kimmer Plaza dedication ceremony Oct. 17

Lone Tree’s newest civic park, Kimmer Plaza will officially open soon.

'American Ninja Warrior Junior' stars local athletes

Hans Hertz was flipping through channels about a year ago when he stumbled onto "American Ninja Warrior." The now 11-year-old thought the show was so cool he asked to go to a Ninja athletic gym for …

Get to know the state ballot measures

Colorado voters will decide on 13 state-level measures, addressing big issues like education and road funding, oil and gas setbacks, and congressional redistricting. The measures are of three types: …

Picking pumpkins in Lone Tree

Local residents and out-of-town visitors recently gathered at Schweiger Ranch in Lone Tree to spend an October day celebrating the season at the Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival. The festival came …

News

Denver man sentenced to 16 years for injuring Douglas County deputy

A Denver man who injured a Douglas County Sheriff deputy after ramming his car in an attempt to evade arrest was sentenced to 16 years in prison Oct. 12, according to a press release from the 18th Judicial District.

Life

Sanctuary housing exotic animals is something wild

It was a sunny, pleasant fall day for a drive through the plains in southern Weld County and many of the inhabitants of the Wild Animal Sanctuary were basking — on the grass, on platforms, in the …

Sports

Nothing simple about football playoff format

There are still two weeks remaining in the regular season, but it’s never too early to review the format for the state football playoffs. The Colorado High School Activities Association revealed …

Rules for letters to the editor

Colorado Community Media welcomes letters to the editor. Please keep in mind the following rules: • Submit your letter in a Word document or in the body of an email. No PDFs, please. • Letters …
Voices

Smartest person in the room may be the one who’s listening

One of the common situations I hear about or questions I get asked by the community or from someone in a training session is this, “Sometimes I feel embarrassed in a team meeting because I don’t …

Unwelcome words aren’t getting the hint to leave

I am feeling empowered today to feel empowered today. My transparency is transparent, and I might even off-board my carbon footprint. Let me ask you this. Am I being too impactful? This column …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

As Bruegel would say, DIA is boorish and depressing

This lively essay needs an image to go along with it. Please look up Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting “The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” and have it handy when you read the following paragraph …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Be extraordinary today — in an extra ordinary way

Looking at the title of today’s column may have some of you a little overwhelmed. I mean some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Extraordinary? I am happy to just get through the day.” Wow, …
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