Douglas County High School honors veterans

Douglas County High School gathered students, staff and the community on Nov. 8 to honor veterans in an event that packed the school gymnasium. Students waved American flags, military uniforms dotted …
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Roads measure appears on way to passing in Douglas County
A ballot item that would reallocate a portion of the county's 1% sales tax from the justice center to roads appeared to be on its way to passing in the Nov. 5 election. The measure would extend 0.13% …

My Name Is... Victoria Anderson Hannold Christensen

Editor’s note: This mock interview was compiled with information provided by the Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum and the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. Employees of the chamber have …

The ballots are out... now what?

With the majority of Colorado voters having received their ballots in the mail by now, Douglas County officials are hoping to spread one primary message: Vote early. That's because last year, more …

School consultant offers guidance for Spanish speakers

Consultant Patsy Roybal recently worked with the Douglas County School District to provide families who are not proficient in English with resources and knowledge about their children’s education …

Finding our fears: Why people seek to be scared and what they’re really afraid of

Greg Reinke is in the business of scary, but he doesn’t always want to make you afraid. Clad in a black leather jacket on Oct. 11 at his Littleton costume shop, Reinke Bros., he divulged his secrets …

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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Arapahoe County clerk vows reviews after criticism

Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Joan Lopez vowed to review her office's processes and procedures after drawing criticism for ballot-processing times in the Nov. 5 election. “We recognize that …

Life

Some tips for Thanksgiving  hosts

Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family …

Sports
Chaparral players celebrate their 5A state championship after defeating Valor Christian 3-1 Nov. 16 at the Denver Coliseum.

Chaparral captures volleyball crown

Chaparral collected one more victory than last year in the state volleyball tournament, but Valor Christian and Lutheran couldn't duplicate their finishes from the 2018 tournament. The three-day, …

In 5A football, Valor, Creek, Regis advance

Three south metro football teams will be involved in quarterfinal games in the Class 5A playoffs. Host Cherry Creek (11-0) will face longtime rival Fairview (10-1) and the Knights' record setting …
Jim Benton
Overtime

A quick look at fast-paced field hockey

I watched and covered my first field hockey game on Nov. 5 when Regis Jesuit and Colorado Academy played for the state championship at All-City Stadium. For years I helped with the coverage of both …
Valor Christian’s Madeline Mallory (6) sends one over the net as Rock Canyon’s Lauren Shea (4) and Taylor Holter (8) have blocks on their minds. Mallory’s Eagles needed 4 games to eliminate Rock Canyon after defeating Rocky Mountain earlier in the day to win the 5A Regional Saturday at Valor Christian.

South metro teams move on to state in volleyball

Champions were crowned in state volleyball regional tournaments on Nov. 8-9 and the winners advanced into the bracket for the state championships. The state championships for all classes will be held …

Roundup of boys soccer state playoff action

The second round of the Class 5A boys soccer playoffs ended the season for four south metro teams on Nov. 6, with only Regis Jesuit and Grandview advancing. Jackson Isaacs scored in the second …

5A football playoffs get underway

ThunderRidge, Legend, Highlands Ranch, Mountain Vista, Eaglecrest, Cherokee Trail and Smoky Hill collected first-round Class 5A state football playoff wins and advanced into the second round. …

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Winning Words

Consistent healthy self-image leads to consistent success

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” ­­— Dwayne Johnson Having spent so much time studying personal …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Lovers of classic machines are caught in a type warp

Watched a documentary about typewriters. Titled “California Typewriter.” Came out in 2016. Numerous segments. Featuring typewriter loyalists: Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard. Others less …
Norton
Winning Words

Focusing on the fantastic frees us from fear and failures

Wow, there are six “f” words in the title of this column. And I am sure you have noticed that they are slightly different from what some might think about when they consider the “f” word. If …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Okay, okay, there’s no two ways about it

I had writer’s block. I had no original ideas. I knew if the block lingered, I would revert, and harangue about the injustices being, like, done, like, to, like, the English language. So I went to …
Jeff Wasden

Colorado will suffer unless Congress halts HIT tax

Health care is hotly debated in Washington, and I’d be willing to bet most people think it’s too expensive. This is certainly true for Colorado employers — and especially entrepreneur-led …
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