Bluffs Regional Park in Lone Tree keeps gaining popularity

Steve Shoultz, Douglas County’s assistant director of parks, trails and building grounds, watched in 2020 as people flocked to parks. Parks and trails throughout the county saw a rise in traffic …

Backlash stalled Douglas County School District equity plans

Plans between Douglas County Schools and a consulting firm hired to conduct diversity and equity training crumbled last school year after backlash toward the group’s work mounted, records show. Now …

Masks to be 'strongly encouraged' by Douglas County Schools

Douglas County Schools does not plan to change its mask protocols for the upcoming school year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance to fight the rise in Delta …
Big dogs: Adoption event at Lone Tree Brewing showcases giant breeds
People huddled on the floor between chairs, tables, puddles of drool and furiously wagging tails. Although dogs are always welcome at Lone Tree Brewing Company, more than usual gathered in the …

Douglas County Schools town hall turns raucous over COVID-19 plans

A back-to-school town hall meeting put on by the Douglas County School District on Aug. 4 quickly turned raucous as district leaders attempted to outline the district’s plans for mitigating COVID-19.

Lone Tree studying Lincoln interchange

A major gateway to Lone Tree, and a significant driver of crashes among the city's intersections, is slated for what city staff call “critical” safety and mobility improvements. But years before …

A wild ride at the Douglas County Fair

The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo has wrapped up after a weekend of bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and a record-setting junior livestock sale.

Shake Shack coming to Park Meadows

Shake Shack is joining the list of food joints at Park Meadows mall, bringing not only an outdoor patio dining section but also the only alcoholic beverage options to the shopping center's food hall. …

News

Sheridan police officer under investigation for assault

Sheridan police officer Shawn Ralph was arrested Tuesday after choking a woman accused of shoplifting while the officer was on duty, police allege.

Life

Vail Film Festival ready for a bigger, bolder 2021

Doing something for the first time is always a fraught process, but you often come away with all kinds of beneficial lessons that can make it smoother next time. Such is the case for the Vail Film …

Sports

Football: Neighborhood incident halts Adams City's game

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association is expected to decide today whether to continue a suspended football game between Aurora Central and Adams City high schools. Local media …

Voices
A crowd gathers at the twin memorial fountains at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, New York, as twin blue beacons pierce the night sky on Sept. 11, 2017.

Something to remember on 9/11 anniversary

One beautiful fall morning, we all realized how trivial all of our high dudgeon really was.
Financial Strategies

Opinion: Rounding third base as fourth quarter nears

The fourth quarter of the year begins soon. Investors are still on the edge of their seats concerned about potential tax law changes and any Federal Reserve policy that might spook the financial …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Opinion: Decaffeinate and de-escalate

On any given day I will usually have one or two cups of coffee in the morning. On those days where I have three or four, I feel a very palpable difference … I am wired.
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Opinion: The elegant solution is thinking before speaking

There is a time and place for pithy remarks, sarcasm, and even bad jokes. OK, well maybe there is never a good time for bad jokes, but pithy remarks and sarcasm, absolutely.
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