Bluffs Regional Park in Lone Tree keeps gaining popularity

Steve Shoultz, Douglas County’s assistant director of parks, trails and building grounds, watched in 2020 as people flocked to parks. Parks and trails throughout the county saw a rise in traffic …

Backlash stalled Douglas County School District equity plans

Plans between Douglas County Schools and a consulting firm hired to conduct diversity and equity training crumbled last school year after backlash toward the group’s work mounted, records show. Now …

Masks to be 'strongly encouraged' by Douglas County Schools

Douglas County Schools does not plan to change its mask protocols for the upcoming school year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance to fight the rise in Delta …
Big dogs: Adoption event at Lone Tree Brewing showcases giant breeds
People huddled on the floor between chairs, tables, puddles of drool and furiously wagging tails. Although dogs are always welcome at Lone Tree Brewing Company, more than usual gathered in the …

Douglas County Schools town hall turns raucous over COVID-19 plans

A back-to-school town hall meeting put on by the Douglas County School District on Aug. 4 quickly turned raucous as district leaders attempted to outline the district’s plans for mitigating COVID-19.

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 …

A wild ride at the Douglas County Fair

The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo has wrapped up after a weekend of bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and a record-setting junior livestock sale.

Shake Shack coming to Park Meadows

Shake Shack is joining the list of food joints at Park Meadows mall, bringing not only an outdoor patio dining section but also the only alcoholic beverage options to the shopping center's food hall. …

News

Lakey’s journey to Frederick is long – and successful

              Frederick football player River Lakey just finished his junior football season for the …

Life

From news writer to novelist: Former Elbert County News writer publishes first book

Tabatha Deans Stewart, former lead writer for the Elbert County News, published her first book on Nov 5. “The Enchanted Scribe: Book One — The Gate and the Girl” was published with …

Sports

Emotional day for Andrews’ letter-signing ceremony 

                  There was a little more to Bryce Andrews’ letter-of-intent signing party at Fort Lupton High …

Voices

In the spirit of the season of giving and receiving

Here we are in another season of giving and receiving. The truth is that we are always in a season of giving and receiving, this time of year just amplifies the spirit of both. And we have all heard …
Winning Words

Opinion: It all starts with the attitude of gratitude

Each day brings us an opportunity to look upon the world in awe and wonder. Depending on where we live, travel to, or vacation, we have opportunities to see and experience some amazing sights. …

Opinion: Finding gratitude, even in these times

Not sure about you, but it doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving time to me right now. It’s usually my favorite holiday — full of gratitude, lots of comfort food, and beloved family rituals. …
Actor Jamie Dornan speaks with Denver Film Festival sponsor Sheila K. O'Brien at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Nov. 10 as part of the 44th Denver Film Festival. Dornan is one of the stars of "Belfast," and received the festival's excellence in acting award.
Coming Attractions

Denver Film Festival tells the story of a world in flux

There’s nothing like sitting in a movie theater. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down, the future of in-person viewing has suddenly became a more pressing concern. There’s no …
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