Douglas County holds community health assessments

About 150 people attended online and in-person meetings from Oct. 4-6 to contribute to a community health assessment (CHA) currently being administered by Douglas County. The meetings took place in …
Flight for Life crew impacted by laser strike
A Flight for Life pilot said he has fully recovered after falling victim to a laser incident in Castle Rock. Eric Billings, a 20-year commercial pilot, said he was leading a crew to drop off a …
New Castle Rock business balances therapy options
A new clinic in Castle Rock is working to fill gaps in care for both adults and children in need of physical, speech and occupational therapy. The FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center opened earlier …

Behind the curtain at the county coroner's office

Inside the Douglas County Coroner's Office in Castle Rock, there's an autopsy suite equipped with modern equipment to carry out medical examinations. There is a refrigerated room holding cadavers, …

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools.
TRENDING STORIES

Q&A with Douglas County Community Foundation’s new leader

A local foundation that provides tens of thousands of dollars per year to Douglas County nonprofits has a new leader after its 27-person board selected Mike Waid as its executive director in July. …

Doctors address myths about breast cancer

Dr. Lisa Wynn said every year as she treats women, she always hears the list of misconceptions and myths that are not only tied to breast cancer, but also the screenings to detect the disease. No …

Virtual racing series runs a thin line between heaven and hell

Hell is a relative term. Removing it entirely from any theological context, it generally indicates pain, misery, even anguish. But on the other hand, it’s sort of a fun word too — mischievous and …

Castle Rock’s State of Town highlights landmark year

In a different format this year, the Castle Rock 2021 State of the Town event featured some of Mayor Jason Gray speaking about the town’s accomplishments and a lot of videos promoting what has …

News

Brighton police investigating attempted armed robbery/car theft

Brighton police are looking for clues into an attempted car theft that ended with a pursuit and a crash. Two people are in area hospitals, and a third is in custody. It began around 1 p.m. Oct. 25 …

Leaf peeping close to home

For a few weeks each fall, usually after Colorado's famous color display has faded in the foothills and mountains, it's metro Denver's turn to put on a show. On Oct. 23, the landscaped green belts …
A fire at a farm in Parker destroyed a haunted house on Oct. 25, 2021, South Metro Fire Rescue reported.

Fire destroys Halloween attraction in Parker

The Fright Acres haunted house Halloween attraction at a Parker farm was destroyed by a large fire early Monday, South Metro Fire Rescue reported.
The Colorado Saints Chorale and Orchestra during a 2019 performance.

'A message of hope': Choirs join together for concert on teen suicide awareness

The Arapahoe High School choirs joined with the Colorado Saints Chorale and Orchestra for a concert Oct. 23 at St. Tim's Episcopal Church in Centennial to raise awareness of teen suicide, something …
Speakers discuss homelessness in Littleton and the surrounding metro area during a community forum on Oct. 21.

Forum shares realities of homelessness

Paula McFadden had a 21-year career at a dentist's office before she became homeless.    “I had a life event and everything got taken away,” she said. “It's a …
Life
Vocalist Veronica Swift will perform at the University of Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 19.
Sonya's Sampler

Vocalist to perform at University of Denver's Newman Center

Vocalist Veronica Swift will perform at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver’s Gates Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. Her program will include swing, beebop …
Charlotte Zink's sculpture "Lotus" was recently installed at Hudson Gardens in Littleton as a tribute to the late Carmela Geselbracht.

'Lotus' sculpture installed as tribute

Friends gathered on a recent sunny Oct. 14 at Hudson Gardens to welcome a sculptural tribute and remember the late Carmela Geselbracht, a former Littleton resident who was an artist, sculptor and …
A mural of Denver Health nurse Trina Fernandes painted by Thomas "Detour" Evans.

Denver Health nurse featured in artist's new mural on Colfax

Few artists are able to capture a moment like Thomas Evans. The artist, who paints under the name Detour, specializes in large-scale public art. His murals of people like George Floyd, Breonna …
Actor William Shatner speaks at a Galaxy Con convention on July 30, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Coming Attractions

Fan Expo Denver reunites fandoms for fun

When it was announced back in December that Pop Culture Classroom was cancelling the 2021 Denver Pop Culture Con, it appeared that it was going to be two full years before fans of all things comics, …
Sports

Skyview gets partial break in basketball reclassification

Skyview High School got a 50-50 split of appeals to its classifications for boys and girls basketball for the two-year cycle that begins in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …

League classification moves forward

Prairie View High School’s boys and girls basketball teams are going to play in the state’s newest classification starting in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …

Rock Canyon, Mountain Vista, Valor Christian advance to postseason soccer

AURORA -- Four area teams made their way into the state 5A soccer playoffs, according to brackets released by the Colorado High School Activities Association,. Rock Canyon drew the No. 8 seed and …

Golden, D'Evelyn make state 4A soccer field

AURORA -- Golden High School and D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School earned spots in the stsate 4A soccer playoffs, according to breackets rleased by the Colorado High School Activities …
Voices
Winning Words

Opinion: Top talent talks about the importance of culture

Here we are wrapping up the series, “The 5 C’s of Retaining Top Talent.” Now it’s time to link connection, collaboration, change and consistency to culture. And culture, according to some top …

Opinion: What do you do when you think of conflict?

Ever watch that episode of “The Office” where Michael decides to teach his staff about conflict resolution? As a human resources professional and conflict coach watching that, I was both gasping …
Financial Strategies

Opinion: Tax and estate plan deadline coming soon

It is never fun to think about taxes and even estate planning, but looming deadlines should push you to pay attention before it is too late. This December marks the last opportunity to impact your …
Winning Words

Opinion: Improve retention with persistent consistency

As we continue to talk about hiring and keeping a productive and performance-driven team, we must include “Consistency” in our “5 C’s for Retaining Top Talent.” This is the fourth column in …
Coming Attractions

The Arvada Center goes to the dogs

Most of us had more than a little help getting through the bleakest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic and for many that help came in the form of our canine friends. They’re not called man’s best …
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