'This is the gem of the county'

A more than 2,000-acre property in southern Douglas County that was once destined for residential development is now open to the public with 12 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback …

Douglas County school board's pick for interim superintendent withdraws from consideration

An Air Force officer with experience in IT, communications, human resources and education was selected to be the interim leader of the Douglas County School District. The Douglas County School …
Spurlock

Republican sheriff in Douglas County endorses Democratic commissioner candidate

Republican Sheriff Tony Spurlock has endorsed Democrat Lisa Neal-Graves in the race for Douglas County District 2 commissioner. In a Sept. 21 interview with Colorado Community Media, Spurlock …

Lone Tree approves $1 million in budget cuts

Lone Tree City Council unanimously passed a resolution further adjusting the 2020 budget to align with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I'm hopeful for the future,” said Mayor Jackie …

Douglas County School District plans to return elementary students to in-person learning

Amid pressure from district families but fearful pushback from some educators, the Douglas County School District has announced plans to get its youngest learners back to full in-person learning, …

For the second time this week, Legend High School asks dozens to quarantine

The Douglas County School District has asked 88 more people to quarantine at Legend High School after learning of another positive COVID-19 case at the school. A letter dated Sept. 14 said students …

Curious sights around Denver metro area tell historic tales

With many Coloradans still avoiding large crowds with the continued risk of COVID-19, some may be taking a better look at what’s in their neighborhood — or even driving around with no particular …

Gifted golfers rise to top of tourneys

Rock Canyon senior Nick Fallin examined his round and figured he could have played better. Fallin, however, took medalist honors with an even-par 72 on Sept. 15 at the Spring Valley Golf Club in the …

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Douglas County adds new open space

A 1,500-acre ranch in Douglas County is now protected open space after the purchase of a conservation easement on the property was completed at a recent business meeting. The purchase of Ditmars …

Life

Arts center adjusts to world of restrictions

When the world closed down last spring, Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center closed a production of “Barefoot in the Park” a week early and started on a different kind of journey. The board of …

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Sports

Tennis tourney sets seedings for state

Jackson Scott played his type of tennis on Sept. 17 in the finals of the Region 5 boys tennis tournament at the Heritage High School tennis courts. Scott, Heritage's No. 3 singles player, recorded a …

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Quiet Desperation

Instagram and indiscretion are on the shame page

Instagram, Instagram, wherefore art thou, Instagram — and why? I guess it must be good for something. But not a day goes by that someone isn’t apologizing or being shamed, slammed or threatened …
Norton
Winning Words

Hope, encouragement open endless possibilities

Hope may not be a strategy, but then again it just might be, especially when we tie it to encouragement. Although I have personally limited the amount of time I spend reading or watching the news, …
Kummer
Financial Strategies

Change is the only constant

Ancient Greek philosophers taught valuable lessons that are still relevant today. “Change is the only constant in life” from Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher from 500 BCE¹ is one of my …
Norton
Winning Words

The path to success is open to everyone

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” - Zig Ziglar Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How …
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