DCSD employees will be paid for three snow days
Starting July 1, Douglas County School District will add classified employees to the list of staff that gets paid for up to three snow days or district closure days. The move is part of a continued …

Lip-sync police video is contender for CBS show

On April 15, Officer Tony Whyte pulled a woman over in Castle Rock to issue her a warning for speeding. It didn't take her long to recognize him. “Are you the guy from the lip-sync video?” she …

Denver metro area holds architectural gems

As the tide of bland, boxy apartment complexes rolls through metro Denver amid its housing boom, sightseers looking for a respite need not roam far. Historic buildings offer a change of pace from …

RTD expects 4,400 daily riders at Southeast Extension stations

The future development of Lone Tree's RidgeGate area is dependent on the opening of the Southeast Rail Extension and, conversely, the bulk of ridership for the three new stations is reliant on the …

Lacrosse player not holding back on hope

Highlands Ranch senior Shaylah Devlin took a class in forensic science, which piqued her interest in solving crimes. Devlin, who plays girls lacrosse for the Rock Canyon co-op team, has had no …

Enchantment grows at Chatfield Farms

More than a century ago, in 1866, pioneer Frank Hildebrand purchased 160 acres of farmland along Deer Creek for $500 — in what is now south Jefferson County. The property included a log house, …

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.

The forum is the latest in a series, and is presented in conjunction with Colorado Community Media's story series "Time to Talk."

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

News

Roof repair: Think ahead as hail season nears

Spring and hailstorm damage go hand in hand, making it high season for contractor complaints, according to a consumer advisory released by the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Given the …

Life

Sandstone Ranch sets hikes, rides, walks

From guided wildflower hikes and horseback rides to sketching, nature walks and more, a number of programs are planned to help residents experience historic Sandstone Ranch, according to a news …

Sports

Spring sports must weather the storms

Springtime in the Rockies usually means unpredictable weather and rescheduled games, matches and meets for high school teams. And rescheduling postponed events isn’t as easy as it might seem. …

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Norton
Winning Words

The people factor in a people, process and technology solution

It seems like this statement, “People, Process and Technology,” is the go-to response for many companies and organizations when asked about how they are planning to improve or grow their …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

World lost in selfies is not a pretty picture

A waiter goes back to a table and asks a young couple, “Is your food OK? You haven’t taken a picture of it yet?” When the time comes for this decade to be characterized, it will be a snap. It …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

A reminder to focus on financial literacy

The United States Senate designated April as National Financial Literacy month in 2003. This was designed to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and …
Norton
Winning Words

Islands of success don’t all have palm trees

For some of us an island of success immediately conjures up the idea of living on a tropical paradise somewhere, removed from our worries and obligations, and living without debt or drama. We imagine …
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