Castle Rock hospital prepares for escalation of COVID-19
Jon Massey, the director of acute care services at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, has worked within the Centura Health network for 22 years. Watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold is unlike anything …

Legislators urge Douglas County commissioners to cancel Tri-County Health contract

In a letter addressed to the Douglas County commissioners, state legislators representing the community have urged the board to end its contract with the Tri-County Health Department after the agency …
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Douglas County schools begin offering free lunch, breakfast

On the first day the Douglas County School District offered free meals to children during coronavirus-spurred school closures, Jen Peifer, manager of operations for the district's Nutrition Services …

Douglas County Sheriff's Office hit by COVID-19 cases, but still 'getting the work done'

COVID-19 may be shuttering businesses and closing public gathering spaces throughout the state and Douglas County, but as more and more people are asked to stay home, law enforcement must continue …

Look outdoors for boredom cure

Haven’t left the house in several days? Looking to get out, hopefully, sans crowds? As communities throughout the nation ban gatherings of 10 or more and urge people to practice social distancing …

Mental health and COVID-19: Practice kindness, connect with others, journal

With a global pandemic closing schools, businesses, entire communities and threatening people's livelihoods in addition to their health, it can be difficult to stifle the anxiety, stress and fear …

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. The free community …

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'Food will come here … no matter what'

Parker food banks have seen an increase in demand since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Denver area, and are preparing for greater demand to come. Southeast Community Outreach Cares (SECOR) has seen at …

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Highlands Ranch neighborhood hosts driveway chalk event

Westridge Meadows residents showed off their creative side March 25 during a driveway chalk festival organized by a neighbor. Residents of the Highlands Ranch neighborhood were invited to spend time …

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Anna Shaw of Heritage High School is the Colorado Community Media South Metro girls Swimmer of the Year.

Life in the fast lane

The adjustment made by Anna Shaw is complete. Shaw, a junior swimmer at Heritage, won the 50-yard freestyle in Class 4A as a freshman. Heritage moved up to 5A last season and Shaw was third in the 50 …
Antonio Segura of Regis Jesuit is the Colorado Community 2020 South Metro Wrestler of the Year.

Worth his weights in golds

Regis Jesuit wrestler Antonio Segura won his second straight Colorado wrestling championship this season at 145 pounds. He has been named the Colorado Community 2020 South Metro Wrestler of the Year. …
Cherry Creek's Jana VanGytenbeek (4) drives to the hoop as Highlands Ranch's (20) Sara Mitchell pursues.  The Bruins ended up on top 55-42 in Final Four action March 12 at the Denver Coliseum.

Basketball season ends without champions

There will be no 2020 Colorado state basketball champions. After the girls semifinal games in the 3A, 4A and 5A classifications were played on March 12, the Colorado High School Activities …
Valor Christian's hockey team celebrates mid-ice as senior captain Mason Hoehn (10) raises the trophy.  It took nearly four hours and five OT periods for the Eagles to score 1-0 on March 10 at the Pepsi Center.

Valor Christian captures first hockey title

Evan Pahos was a spoiler at the March 10 state hockey championship game at the Pepsi Center, but he finally brought an outburst of cheers from Valor Christian fans. Pahos, a 160-pound Valor junior …

Spring high school sports, activities suspended through April 6 in Colorado

The impact of COVID-19 on the sports world has extended to the Colorado high school level. The Colorado High School Activities Association has suspended all spring sports and activities through April …
Regis Jesuit's Avery Vansickle, left, tries to knock the ball loose from the grip of Highlands Ranch's Alex Pirog. Highlands Ranch won 51-44 in Great 8 action March 6 at the Denver Coliseum.

Free throws propel Falcons past Raiders

All those sessions shooting free throws with her dad paid dividends for Highlands Ranch junior Payton Muma on March 6 at the Denver Coliseum. The Falcons held a 45-44 lead over Continental League …
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Patience and diligence as we find missing pieces of puzzle

Have you ever put together a jigsaw puzzle? If you have, you know exactly what it feels like to be working through it and then finally finding that one piece of the puzzle that had haunted you for …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

There’s no reason we can’t have a little fun

It’s springtime in the Rockies. Try to keep that in mind. It may not be anyone’s idea of an ideal spring, but it’s the only one we’re going to have this year. A year that’s only three …
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When difficult times create easy decisions

People make new decisions based on new information. And sometimes, what we think are difficult decisions to make as we face a trying or challenging time, become much easier to make when we receive …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

When life gives you moisture, make the moist of it

Headline: “Celebrity swears by moisturizer.” Tell me: Who swears by a moisturizer? What exactly is a moisturizer? Is here a man alive who can say the word “moisturizer” with a straight face? …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Let’s take a look at the ‘wall of worry’

The first quarter is not off to a good start for many investors. It feels like we hit the perfect storm of coronavirus (CoV), political campaigns and the general aging of the business cycle all at …
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