Fourth to highlight fireworks

The City of Lone Tree is hosting its annual Independence Day Celebration on July 4, but it will be a little bit different this year. The event will be at Prairie Sky Park—9381 Crossington Way—and …

Two dead after plane crash near Centennial Airport; power outage expected in Lone Tree, Parker areas

One person is dead after a plane hit an electrical line and crashed in an open field in the Lone Tree area near Interstate 25, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. The crash caused a fire the …

John Denver tribute shows set for Lone Tree

Singer Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon will perform at 8 p.m. on June 18 and 19 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Recognized nationally and internationally as a top John …

Council aims to remove dog breed restrictions

Lone Tree City Attorney Linda Michow presented an ordinance June 2 to remove the city’s dog breed restrictions, and the proposed change got unanimous council approval on first reading. Michow …

Local sisters publish children's book

Looking to make something positive in a year of COVID-19, two local sisters came together to fulfill a childhood dream of writing a book. The children's book, “Tango's Teddy,” is now available …
Jena Hausmann, CEO of Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Youth mental health services in crisis

With suicide attempts on the rise, and emergency rooms statewide filling up with psychiatric patients, Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHC) declared a state of emergency last week. During a special …

Equity policy keeps sparking comments

The Douglas County School Board predicted back in March that an equity policy the board was considering would upset some parents. But perhaps board directors underestimated just how unhappy some …
County hosting ‘Together We Stand’ celebration
Douglas County is hosting a public celebration “of gratitude and community spirit,” following the recent re-opening of much of the community due to decreased COVID-19 cases. The “Together We …
Douglas County School Board names permanent superintendent
The Douglas County School Board has offered interim Superintendent Corey Wise the district’s permanent superintendent role after a months-long that search came down to a mix of internal and …

Lone Tree hosts blood drives during pandemic

The City of Lone Tree has held blood drives for its staff in past years, but when the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered much of society and curbed the availability of blood drives last year, the city …

Snakes in the grass on the move

Even with some scattered rain and snowstorms, the hint of warmer weather leads to more sightings of snakes and other small animals as they prepare for the hot summer months. Isaac Mertens, owner of …

County board chair removed following commissioner conflict

Infighting broke out among Douglas County commissioners after the board chair was stripped of that title and the members began lobbing accusations at each other. Commissioner Lora Thomas was removed …

Colorado vaccine effort hopes to close gap for minority, low-income areas

Even with Colorado’s six mass vaccination sites around the state up and running — and with local health providers also putting shots in arms — state officials knew they needed to go further to …

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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 …

Life

Water blossoms in spotlight at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Colorado Water Garden Society is partnering with Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver, for a Water Blossom Celebration near Monet Pool, where water lilies thrive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

Sports

Denver metro area Olympic athletes

The Summer Olympic Games taking place now in Tokyo features quite a few familiar faces for friends and family across the Denver metro area. Here are a few of the skilled and dedicated athletes that …

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Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

It may be time to give money away

A true sign of financial independence is to worry about your estate plan and what to do with your assets after you pass away. Some people, myself included, spend their entire adult life worrying …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Anyone else but me

You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar Many of us daydream or fantasize about being someone else. Did you ever look at someone else’s …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Trapped in the platitude escalation cycle

Some of you might remember radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. He always ended his daily program with two words. “Good day.” Hippies turned that into “Have a nice day.” Then “Have a good day” …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

What I wouldn’t give for just 5 more minutes

How many times have we thought, “If I could only do that over again?” Whatever that is, there is always at least one thing, maybe several things we wish we could take another shot at.
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