Lone Tree tap house sees business picking up

Lauren Neal rushed outside as a gust of wind threatened to topple the patio umbrellas near her dozen or so customers. She wound up the black-and-white striped canopies then headed back inside to an …

Douglas County approves C-PACE financing program, again

After going back and forth on the matter for several years now, the Douglas County commissioners voted in a split vote March 9 to re-approve a new financing program for commercial …
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 …

News

Colorado Community Media staffers win 19 SPJ awards

Colorado Community Media staff members won 19 awards in the 2021 Top of the Rockies contest, a regional contest that includes journalists in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The contest is …

Life

Small Mouth Sounds, big heart feelings

Back in early March of last year, I had a piece all written about “Small Mouth Sounds,” the final play of the Arvada Center’s 2019/2021 season. I had spoken to director Lynne Collins about the …

Sports

Coach proud of Grandview soccer team’s season

Grandview boys soccer coach Brian Wood was obviously frustrated to watch the season end. However, he wasn’t disappointed with his team. Cherry Creek, the 16thand final seed in the Colorado boys …

Voices
Craig Marshall Smith

This knock-knock stuff is no joke

Occasionally, this is an opinion column. Here comes one now. Advertisements taped or left hanging on front doors should be against the law. The mischief-makers of advertisements taped or left hanging …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Finding consistency in a world of inconsistency

“I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and lows.” — Drew Barrymore There have been some very famous …
Financial Strategies

Keep details of American Rescue Plan in mind

Many Americans have received or will receive their $1,400 stimulus check, but there is a lot more to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) signed into law on March 11 by President Biden. It is …
Michael Norton
Winning Ways

Celebrating the construction zones of life

We all know that feeling of entering a construction zone while we are driving, don’t we? Whether it is a major highway or just a single-lane road that gets shut down, we are either forced to find a …
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