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Silent films speak volumes

The vast majority of the films that will be shown in the seventh annual Denver Silent Film Festival are 90 years old, at the youngest. But Howie Movshovitz, director of the festival, adamantly argues …

Former Douglas County teacher/softball coach sentenced to jail, probation

A former Douglas County High School English teacher and softball coach accepted a plea deal in a Douglas County courtroom on April 24 after being charged in June with two felonies, including sexual …

Colorado Supreme Court upholds taxes for special districts

The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld the legality of sales taxes that are collected by two special districts in metropolitan Denver. Monday's ruling came in a lawsuit filed by a taxpayer advocacy …
Health

Mammogram follow-ups can be fraught with fear

It could have been a luxury spa day. Five women sat gathered in a small waiting room, clad in purple smocks with pink trim, listening to soft music and indulging in individual-sized snacks of cookies …

State Sen. Kagan formally accused of harassment

Two Republican state senators have accused state Sen. Daniel Kagan of being inside a restroom for female legislators and staff at the state Capitol, one filing a formal sexual-harassment complaint …
Meet with us April 26

Shared Stories: Community forum on mental health and youth

Andrew Romanoff, CEO of Mental Health Colorado, and two of our local youth will share stories April 26 about mental health challenges and the importance of early intervention. The forum is from 7-9 p.m. at the Lone Tree Library in Douglas County. To sign up for this free event, go to DCL.org. Watch it live, here. More information at Douglascountynewspress.net

News
Whenever she has free time, Jayden Parks pulls out her phone and checks Instagram or Snapchat. She scrolls through photos, comparing herself to other teens portraying what seem to be perfect lives. …
Camryn Cowdin was checking her Facebook page when she saw hateful posts from a person she considered a friend. Her name was never used, but she knew the words were about her. “He would directly …
With an enrollment that surpasses 2,000 kids, it’s unlikely Brett Siebert will run into friends between classes as he rushes through the busy hallways at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. To …
When Douglas County Deputy Jay Martin first started teaching about relationships, digital safety and substance abuse prevention, maybe one high school student in each of his classes would raise his …
Teachers from Jefferson County will join the hundreds who have already lobbied at the Colorado State Capitol this month pressuring lawmakers to address education funding and protect the Public …
Life
Painter Jay Moore is celebrating five years in his downtown Parker studio location with exhibition of a body of new works. Visitors are welcome to see his new paintings reflecting his love of his …
Have readers ever wondered about how the beautiful Daniels Park in Douglas County came to be? They can thank Florence Martin, who will be celebrated by members of the Sedalia Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. …
Who can say what goes into the creative process? There’s no way to map the path from muse to inspiration to trial and error and finally the finished work. Yet that’s just what Steven Sondheim …
Wonderbound Ballet’s newest production, “Madness, Rack and Honey,” comes at an especially appropriate time: April is National Poetry Month! Inspired by poetry as well as familiar classical …
Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by …
Sports
Jensen Ellis is a playmaker for the Ponderosa girls soccer team. She controls the Mustangs’ offense and her precise passes often to lead to goals. Jensen’s younger sister Jazlynn has benefited …
Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly says contract extensions for center Nikola Jokic and guard Will Barton are among his offseason priorities and he hinted coach Michael Malone might be in line for …
Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his …
“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. …
Gold-medal winning Olympic goalie Nicole Hensley had a simple piece of advice for all the young girl hockey players looking to make a name for themselves on the ice — “Don't let anyone tell you …
Mental health
Mental Health first aid an option

I share the feelings of our country, which is deeply saddened by the recent shooting deaths of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and faculty in South Florida. In the wake of the violence, …

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