Lawmakers aim to divide 18th Judicial District

The start to a new legislative session has reignited plans to split up the state's fastest-growing and most populous judicial district — the 18th Judicial District. Or, what one lawmaker called a …
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Charter school closer to leaving Douglas County School District
A charter school seeking to leave the Douglas County School District in part to implement an armed-staff program will soon be under the state's oversight if contract negotiations now underway go to …

My Name Is … Samantha Bartz

About me I was born and raised in Colorado and I have lived in Castle Rock most of my life. I went to Douglas County High School. I then went to college at the University of Colorado Denver and …

Q&A with state Rep. Patrick Neville

Colorado Community Media asked the following questions of state Rep. Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, ahead of the 2020 legislative session, which began Jan. 8. Neville, the House minority leader, …

Keepers of the Star

When Jay Allen first hiked to the top of the Rock with the firefighters who maintain Castle Rock's iconic Star, the wind blew so hard that snow whipped sideways. By the time his mentors, Tammy …

Parker woman suspected in kidnapping conspiracy

A Parker woman was arrested Dec. 30 in Kalispell, Montana, on a charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. The Parker Police Department had issued the warrant for the arrest of Cynthia Abcug, 50, on …

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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Man gets 20 years in connection with 2009 fatal shooting in Centennial

The mother of a 23-year-old Centennial man who was fatally shot more than a decade ago stood in court and painted a picture of her son as a selfless and naturally caring person — even as a child. …

Life

‘You Lost Me’ finds audience in Denver

Examining historical documents is like reading a ghost story. When playwright and director Bonnie Metzgar came across a list of about 166 Irish people saved by 17-year-old Ann Harvey from a wreck off …

Sports
Jim Benton
Overtime

Soccer player, coach and teacher has much to juggle

Nicole Rodriguez has acquired the ability to balance all the activities going on in her life. Rodriguez is a 27-year-old World Language teacher at Castle View High School who will be starting her …
Heritage junior 285-pound wrestler Moises Islas.

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Grappling to improve pays off

Moises Islas, a junior heavyweight at Heritage, admits he is a better wrestler this season. Islas was 23-12 as a sophomore but lost in last winter’s regional tournament in the wrestle backs and …
Arapahoe senior guards Bryson Stephens, left, and Korey Hess have been the foundation to help the Warriors boys basketball team get off to a 6-1 start before the holiday break. The Warriors won a combined 10 games the previous two campaigns before this season’s turnaround.

Senior guards lead Warriors’ charge

New Arapahoe boys basketball coach Troy Pachner doesn’t hesitate to point out that senior guards Bryson Stephens and Korey Hess have been the foundation for what has been a turnaround of the …
6-foot-11 Lutheran freshman Baye Fall.

Student-athlete spotlight: Making an immediate impact

Who is your favorite athlete and why? LeBron James. He can do it all. It’s fun to watch him. What would be a perfect performance in basketball? It would be a game where I could have a triple …

Elway names Lock starting quarterback as 2020 begins

For the first time since Super Bowl 50, John Elway heads into an offseason not looking to change his head coach, starting quarterback or locker room chemistry. Elway said recently that rookie Drew …
The Rumble play indoor soccer, a sport similar to hockey. It is played on a turf field surrounded by hockey boards. The hockey boards are used both offensively and defensively when needed.

Colorado Rumble want you to watch their games

Chuck Estrada says the game of indoor soccer is similar to hockey. Teams play with six players each at a time, including goalies, on a turf field surrounded by hockey boards. The game, played in …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

First is probably special, but the heck with that

I will never be recognized as the first to do anything. I wasn’t the first in my family to graduate from high school or college, or become a schoolteacher, or nothing. Unless you stretch it. I was …
Norton
Winning Words

The speed of the game is in our hands

A few years ago, we all talked about the easy button. It was a meme before there was anything even known as a meme. There was an icon with a big red button that we all recognized without hesitation, …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

How will the new SECURE Act affect you?

As you start the new year, you may have an opportunity to boost your retirement savings thanks to sweeping changes in the SECURE Act bill that was passed and signed into law in December 2019. This …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Stolid, solid, dearly missed — happy birthday, Dad

My father was born 100 years ago today as I write this. There hasn’t been a day since he died in 2008 that I haven’t thought about him, and more this day than usual simply because of the …
Norton
Winning Words

Successful employers employ successful entrepreneurs

An employed entrepreneur? How can that be? I mean, we are either employed or we are an entrepreneur, right? The answer is yes. This is because most successful entrepreneurs will share that even …
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