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Time to Talk: 'There is help and hope'

Lora Thomas vividly remembers the day: a snowy February afternoon in 2012. She was Douglas County’s coroner then and she was standing in the kitchen of a home in Parker, talking with a father who …
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Douglas County signs 'exclusive use' deal with firefighting helicopter
Douglas County has entered into an “exclusive use” contract with the Loveland-based company Trans Aero LTD, which operates wildfire-fighting helicopters, in order to base one Trans Aero …

Primary 2018: Q&As with candidates for governor of Colorado

Colorado voters will choose would-be successors to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is limited after two terms, in the June 26 primary election. It's the first primary in which unaffiliated …

‘Apple Store for sleep’ comes to Park Meadows

A mattress store referred to as the “Apple Store for sleep” is coming to Park Meadows on June 23, and with it will come another example of the way retailers are changing the way they do business. …

Castle Rock man's curiosity leads far into English history

No one tells the story quite like he does. Greg Sherwood, when he talks about the tale of Sir Richard Lane, a man who died hundreds of years before Sherwood was born, speaks fast and with a twinkle …

Firefigthing helicopter company under zoning violation

The future of Rampart Helicopter Services and its relationship with Douglas County remained uncertain as of June 12 when county commissioners could not reach a decision while debating how to resolve …

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In-depth profiles: Learn more about the candidates for Colorado governor

Click on the links below for in-depth profiles of the candidates for governor published by The Colorado Independent. Mike …

Life

Castle Rock Band gets ready to rock Independence Day

The Castle Rock Band will play a free concert to celebrate Independence Day at 7 p.m. on June 30 at the town bandstand in front of the Philip S. Miller Library (100 S. Wilcox St.). The All-American …

Sports

Broncos haven't given up on Paxton Lynch

Denver Broncos fans have pretty much given up on Paxton Lynch. No longer do they fill the airwaves and social media posts with debates about how Denver's 2016 first-round draft pick should be …

Walker eager to pull his new weight for Broncos

The Denver Broncos mandated DeMarcus Walker bulk up this offseason. That was a big weight off his mind. As a rookie last season, Walker slimmed down to about 238 pounds in order to be more of an …

CHSAA leader brings her role into public view

Rhonda Blanford-Green, the former Aurora Central and University of Nebraska track standout, took over as the Colorado High School Athletic Association’s ninth commissioner last July. In her first …

Manning visits as Broncos install simplified offense

A day after teeing it up with Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning stopped by the Denver Broncos' on-field workout to check things out. By the end, the five-time NFL MVP quarterback probably had the new …
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Five-day state baseball tourneys left big impressions

After five days of scrutinizing the state baseball tournaments at All-City Field, I have a few observations. The facility is one of the best for high school baseball and it sure has changed since I …

Elephant Rock rides again

An event-filled weekend in Castle Rock ended with one of the town's most iconic summer events welcoming Coloradans to the cycling season. The 31st annual Elephant Rock Cycling Festival finished off …

Valor Christian wins third baseball title in a row

Keith Wahl was coaching down the first-base line on May 30 and Brian Bonn was in the third-base coaching box as Valor Christian won its third straight Class 4A state baseball championship with a 5-1 …
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Editorial Cartoon for June 21, 2018

Quiet Desperation

If you try to be cool, you’re getting colder

Whenever I am facing something I am unable to resolve on my own, I ask, “What would Lincoln do?” Abraham Lincoln is my guidepost, my lighthouse, my lodestar. “The Springfield Redbird” is what …
Winning Words

The customer is not always right, but still is always the customer

There is a very common saying in business, “The customer is always right.” It may be very common, but it is not always true. What is true is this, “The customer is not always right, but the …
Financial Strategies

How to make financial plans for second half of 2018

No amount of bad news would upset the market in 2017. Even January 2018 appeared to be on a track to the moon, and then the long-awaited correction hits. This took the equities market down a few …

Editorial Cartoon for June 14

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