Douglas County to ‘spread’ transportation funding

A new approval process to receive federal transportation funds has allowed smaller communities in Douglas County to have transportation needs addressed.
Douglas County School District seeks ouster of charter school that has armed staff
A Douglas County charter school that allows staff to carry firearms on campus has been asked to leave the Douglas County School District and is negotiating an agreement to transfer its charter to the …

C-470 construction far behind schedule

It's like the sign says: construction ahead, expect delays. The C-470 Express Lanes project, which will add two tolled express lanes along the busy highway, was supposed to be done this summer. The …

Bikes part of Lone Tree's future

In a city proud of its ability to offer options for how one commutes in the city, cycling may be the next frontier. The city's main roadways don't lend themselves to cyclists — yet. Lincoln Avenue, …

Centennial’s ‘intelligent’ adaptive traffic system nears launch

Drivers in the Centennial area could soon find themselves moving through the traffic of the future. “We realized a long time ago, we can’t build our way out of traffic,” said Stephanie Piko, …

District attorney urges firm stance on illegal sales of firearms

When it comes to preventing gun violence, the cause hits close to home for District Attorney George Brauchler. Brauchler has watched his 18th Judicial District endure multiple high-profile tragedies …

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

Why do people use the Link?

Ian Ghandi has lived in Lone Tree for three months, and he already got rid of his car. The Memphis transplant works at Charles Schwab and lives at the Aspect apartment complex. He discovered the Link …

Life

Program gives fourth-graders free entrance to parks

Fourth-grade students can get a free annual pass to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas with their families, classmates, and friends. The Every Kid Outdoors Program is an interagency …

Sports

New coach aims to reverse team’s trend

I recall talking with former Douglas County football coach Gene Hill after a couple games and he would always say his team needed to learn how to win. Well, it’s early, but at least the Huskies …

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Winning Words

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it …
Quiet Desperation

Check out groceries, human scenery, and emotionally

“Place the item in the bag.” “Place the item in the bag.” How many times could you hear “Place the item in the bag” before losing your mind? This is an ode to the 21st-century American …
Norton
Winning Words

Hope — a strategy and a tactic in the pursuit of success

Is hope a strategy that can drive success? Is hope a tactic we can put into practice to help us achieve our goals and dreams? Is being hopeful a character trait that when fully developed can lead us …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You only get one life, but hey, no pressure

“September Song” is a song. While the title has always been perplexing to me (why wasn’t it called “September”), the metaphor implied in it never has been, although when I first understood …
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