Entertaining new ideas

On her commute home Jan. 6, Donna Reed, with her husband Brian and brother-in-law Scott, paused to appreciate a moment she had not felt in almost a year: leaving work before sunset. Throughout the …
From left, Ben Elsey, Mark Christner and Colton Gann enjoy beers inside Grist Brewing Company in Highlands Ranch Dec. 30.

As Douglas County’s indoor dining program rolls out, county’s data improves

As more Douglas County businesses became certified under the county’s new “COVID Best Practices Business Certification Program,” the community inched closer to moving to a less restricted level …

Southwest Villages plan one step closer

The Lone Tree City Council is reviewing a preliminary plan for a subdivision capable of housing more than 5,000 new residents. Council approved a first reading for an ordinance approving the …
In D.C., U.S. senators, representatives from Colorado use social media to tell of 'attempted coup,' 'anarchy'
Members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate shared their experiences from the Capitol in Washington, D.C., amid protests and violence on Jan. 6. U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, D-Aurora, via …

'Urban-style' apartments break ground near Sky Ridge

A seven-story apartment complex designed to provide more affordable living options is expected to open near the Sky Ridge Light Rail Station in late 2022, according to a Jan. 4 news release. …

SkyView Academy students donate to shelter network

Students from SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch collected and donated hundreds of food and hygiene items this month for those experiencing homelessness and poverty this winter. A group of six …

What will level yellow mean for eateries?

Parker restaurants certified under the COVID-19 5-Star program could soon receive loosened indoor dining restrictions, but simply doubling the permitted seating capacity means different things to …

Some Douglas County School District staff receive COVID vaccines

Douglas County School District staff began receiving COVID-19 vaccines the week of Jan. 4, according to a news release from the district. Approximately 45 school nurse consultants received …

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Douglas County commissioners sworn in

Commissioners George Teal and Lora Thomas were sworn in during an in-person and virtual event hosted by Douglas County Jan. 12. Teal, who was elected in November, represents District 2, which …

Life

In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …

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Ponderosa seen as dominant as wrestling season nears

Ponderosa has been a dominant wrestling team in the south metro area and it seems like nothing will change this season. The Mustangs have won 24 of the past 26 Continental League dual meet titles and …

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Michael Norton
Winning Words

Let the story, our story, unfold

Do you remember that old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover?” Well, if you are like me, and if you don’t mind admitting just how many times that you made the big mistake of rushing to …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Apparently this road was paved with good intentions

Harry and I went for a Sunday drive. Only I made a big mistake. I forgot to put the “Sunday Drive” sign in the window that lets everyone know we’re on the road for leisure, not for the rat …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Sibling is almost like one of the family

My sister and I are unalike. My sister and I are so unalike I required a DNA sample before I agreed to include her in my will. “Cindy” makes lists. She makes lists of the lists she is going to …
Norton
Winning Words

2020 might have won, and 2021 has just begun

A friend of mine is an expert in emotional relevance. His name is Alon Zaibert and he writes a terrific blog. In a blog that he wrote just before Christmas, Alon visits the topic of identifying and …
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