Man arrested on suspicion of fatal July 4 hit-and-run

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of Preston James Dorris, 36, on suspicion of being the motorist who fatally struck cyclist Chuck Vogel in Parker on July 4.
Committees present ideas to improve safety, mental health in schools
After several meetings, two committees formed to address mental health needs and physical safety in Douglas County schools presented drafts of their recommendations to the Douglas County Board of …

'I'm all about experiences'

Fabian Valdez has a vision for one of Lone Tree's hottest spots. The owner of the Outpost Eatery wants to turn his 50-seat gastropub, sharing a building with two other owners, where Southern Comfort …

South Denver metro 'equipment closet' loans medical supplies for free

Debra Pontious, a 46-year-old who lives in Commerce City, has taken care of her grandfather, grandmother and mother-in-law, and now, she's looking after her own mother. After a stroke, her mom lost …

Something in the water - Parker lifeguards win challenge as top in state

Painted on a yellow lifeguard backboard is the image of a three-headed hydra, each head with a familiar face — Jackie Frohne, Hannah Quaney and Bryan Gentilini, three lead staff members at the …

This open space is for the dogs — and people, too

Kyle Hawkins goes to the Glendale Farm Open Space dog park every morning with his 10-month old black lab, Trinket. It's near his house, a bonus, but Hawkins said he loves the size of the park and, …

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

Community event to support STEM families this Saturday

Dina Barnum doesn't have a child at STEM School Highlands Ranch, but like many people in the community, she feels for the parents who do. To help STEM families transition back to school following the …

Life

Cultural fun under the summer sun

Latino culture is a vibrant and dynamic one that defies stereotypes and easy categorization, and with the Latino population in the state and country steadily growing, exploring it can be both …

Sports

Speed, stubbornness lead to wins at Mile High Nationals

Greg Anderson is very fond of Bandimere Speedway. Anderson, the 58-year-old from Mooresville, North Carolina, drove his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to a first-place Pro Stock finish for his second …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Well, as it turns out, there is an ‘I’ in team

There’s only one of me (you’ll be happy to know), but from now on I want to be thought of as Team Craig. Calling yourself or yourselves a team is the latest and the greatest, and I don’t want …
Norton
Winning Words

Making the most of those lazy days of summer

The other day I posted something on social media that included a brief reference to those lazy days of summer. The post was really about something else, and a reminder that we should enjoy our lazy …
Patricia Kummer
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Mid-year outlook as expansion sets length record

Here we are, just six months away from the beginning of the next decade. Just the year 2020 sounds like something from outer space. Oh well, it’s just a number. The bigger question is how to plan …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Shades of gray look a lot less shady

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The day I found my first gray hairs, I thought I’d dye. Today’s essay is about gray hair. I like gray hair. Americans are not allowed to grow older gracefully. …
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