Battle against opioid crisis: Map is sorrowful guide to lost loved ones

The online map is a living, breathing eulogy of people who have died from opioid use. Matt Lazarus, of Castle Rock, “was known for having a ‘heart of gold’” and “will be missed by many,” …
How the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership battles opioid misuse
When the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership formed in 2016, the group aimed to battle the opioid epidemic from every angle. Members drafted a plan in which workgroups would focus on six key …

Hit the slopes without going broke

Vail and Beaver Creek resorts recently announced their day passes jumped to $209 per day at the door, a new all-time high, serving as a reminder that a day on the slopes is anything but cheap. …

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, second in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, opened Continental League play with a 71-31 victory over Mountain Vista on Jan. 11. The Falcons are 13-0 …

'It's really cool to see where this program has gone'

On Tuesday afternoons in the cafeteria of ThunderRidge High School, the co-ed varsity cheer team wears red shirts with a pair of initials on one sleeve. They stand for a teammate who died by suicide …

My Name is … Ken Fisher

About me We moved to Lone Tree a little over 10 years ago from suburban Chicago. We're enjoying the weather out here. It snows every once in a while, but not like in Chicago. I'm pretty much retired, …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health.

Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it.

On Nov. 14, 2018, Colorado Community Media, in partnership with Douglas County Libraries and the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative held a second community forum.  Speakers included Jean Ritter and Alissa Miller.

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The event was hosted at the James H LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch (9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd.).

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Aerospace school possible at Wings Over the Rockies site

Eventually, the new campus at Centennial Airport will be a sprawling, multi-facility effort to solve an ongoing problem in the aerospace industry: It needs more qualified hands. “We just want to be …

Life

Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …

Sports

Running back has been quite a catch

Max Borghi played a lot of football for Washington State University during the 2018 season, and he was only a freshman. Borghi was a standout at Pomona and had all the tools to make an impact in a …

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Early accelerated success leads to continued success

“A job begun is a job half done” — what a great quote, or proverb. I also like the one where it reads, “A job well begun is worth two half done.” What I am getting at here is that as I have …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A handwritten letter can speak volumes

Once a week, I go fishing. I throw a few lines out, and I never know what I am going to catch. I received an extraordinary, handwritten, four-page letter (with enclosures) from a reader named Janet …
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Your ‘red zone’ may impact your portfolio

Broncos fans are still mourning the season but the Super Bowl will happen, nonetheless. Whether you are focused on the plays, commercials or the inevitable party, I can’t help but tie in a few …
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Critical thinking — or just thinking critically

Just the other day someone has asked me if I had any materials, courses, or ideas that would support a classroom lesson on critical thinking. With more than a handful of books sitting on my shelf and …
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