Mountain Vista High School graduation: 'Be a good person'

With 566 students earning diplomas, this year's graduating class at Mountain Vista High School was the largest to date. The weather at the May 22 commencement ceremony at Red Rocks Amphitheatre …
Light rail derailment causes delays but no injuries
A light rail train derailment near Lincoln Station in Lone Tree early the morning of May 21 caused a lengthy delay for many commuters. The train was headed southbound toward the new RidgeGate Station …

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 …

'This project is all about vision'

Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet got off the light rail train at the new Lone Tree City Center Station and walked across to the other side of the tracks, toward a sea of prairie to the east as far as …

ThunderRidge High School graduation: Grizzlies celebrate milestone at Magness

ThunderRidge High School held its graduation commencement ceremony May 14 at Magness Arena at the University of Denver, celebrating 469 students earning their diplomas. The ceremony began with a …

Q&A with Kyla Colomina

It didn't take long before Kyla Colomina had to put her skills to the test. Days after she learned how to call in a STAT at her volunteer job at Sky Ridge Medical Center, March 16, she assisted a man …

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

School district boasts Boettcher, National Merit winners

Five students from Douglas County schools were named National Merit Scholars, and two more received Boettcher Scholarships. The five Douglas County recipients of National Merit scholarship were …

Life

Meet the queen of conspiracy, Mae Brussell

Conspiracy theories used to be something the American people might laugh about or just write off, but increasingly they’ve become a disturbing facet of modern discourse. The roots of conspiracy …

Sports

Roundup of playoff action

Girls soccer Defending champion Grandview and Centennial League rival Arapahoe notched semifinal victories at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker on May 18 in a doubleheader in the Class 5A girls …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Contest launched, and headline is clue

William Shakespeare wrote, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Dorothy Parker wrote, “Brevity is the soul of lingerie.” Now, on the same footpath as the 17-syllable haiku contest comes this: a …
Norton
Winning Words

Number three success blocker is empty gratitude bucket

Over the past two weeks we covered the contributing factors of complacency and lack of authenticity and the impact of both as we pursue our success. Today we will touch on the role and the power of …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Final wishes need to be discussed in advance

My father-in-law just took a serious fall. So far, he has spent 45 days in the hospital in Missouri. Modern medicine is bound to find something wrong at age 90. This should have been a wake-up call …
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Editorial: Acts of heroism, kindness supply hope amid grief

For many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the …
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