Elizabeth Stampede struggles to keep rodeo going

Volunteers with the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo are “cautiously optimistic” that the rodeo, which dates back to as early as 1937, will be operating at full capacity for the June event, which will be …

Simla students advance to state business competition

How does social media affect you positively or negatively when searching for a job? Charley Maranville, a freshman at Simla High School, has put a lot of thought into that question, and will be …

Elizabeth students get taste of life in trades

Students from Elizabeth High School left the classroom behind March 10 and traveled to the Independence community, where they learned about the many career opportunities in trade industries such as …

Moms take on challenges, set priorities on self-care

As schools transitioned to online learning due to the pandemic last March, adults in many households had to make tough choices quickly. They had to decide who would stay home with the children. Who …
Students from Simla High stay focused while participating in a Matchwits tournament last month.

Simla Matchwits team competes at state level

Five students from the Simla High School Matchwits put their trivia skills to the test during the Colorado State Knowledge Bowl March 15 and 16. The team competed against 60 teams from across …
After shivering and struggling for more than six hours, the 20-year-old horse survived thanks to the work of the Dads of Castle Rock.

Dads of Castle Rock save horse in snowstorm

As the fourth worst snowstorm in the Denver metro's history made its way into Castle Rock last month, a group of dads were called to help save a 20-year-old horse. A group known as Dads of Castle …
U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper speaks outside the Malley Senior Recreation Center in Englewood on April 1. Hickenlooper praised the impact federal funds have had on clinics like the one held inside Malley, which is focusing on people who have difficulty accessing larger or more distant vaccination sites.

Hickenlooper touts federal help at vaccine clinic

Sen. John Hickenlooper paid a visit to an Englewood vaccination site on April 1, touting the impact of federal dollars as the race to vaccinate Coloradans against COVID-19 picks up steam. “It’s …
TRENDING STORIES
Elizabeth holds line on COVID restrictions

Several jurisdictions throughout Colorado, including Monument and Douglas County, have recently declared they will be lifting all state COVID-19 restrictions on the county level, and are demanding …

Elizabeth students get taste of life in trades

Students from Elizabeth High School left the classroom behind March 10 and traveled to the Independence community, where they learned about the many career opportunities in trade industries such as …

Douglas County commissioners choose new board of health member

Douglas County has a new board of health member after the county commissioners made the appointment final during a March 9 meeting. Dr. Linda Fielding, a radiologist and associate professor at the …

Jefferson County Good News Breakfast virtual event April 20

Annual Jeffco Good News Event Set for Tues., April 20, 2021 This year’s event will be virtual   JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO April 6, 2021 – Due to the ongoing risk of the …
Carol and Tom Newsom of Evergreen have spent their lives as artist. Carol uses watercolors and Tom paints using the gouache painting technique.

Painting for the people: Art is in Evergreen’s Tom and Carol Newsom’s blood

It is likely that most residents here unknowingly have some of Carol and Tom Newsom’s artwork in their homes. If by some odd chance their art isn’t in your home, then you’ve seen …
Coming Attractions

Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …
A youth works on a creative project during the 2019 Girl Fierce event. The 2021 event will take place virtually on April 24.

Community conversations about the impacts of COVID

People have been feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year. These impacts include — but are not limited to — feelings of disconnection and isolation. It is important to …
Arts & entertainment

Women+Film Festival celebrates talents

One of the few good news stories to come out of Hollywood in 2020 is the continuing recognition of the contributions women make to the film industry. There’s still a lot of work to do to achieve …

Spring cleaning for the earth

It is common knowledge that improper disposal of hazardous waste can have negative impacts on the environment. Often, the chemicals and materials that make up hazardous waste cannot be broken down, …
Lys (Lilium musicum) from FlorDali, 1968, photolithograph with original engraved remarque and color.

A playful exhibit of surrealism and botanical illustrations

Oftentimes, art can be a connector between science and nature. “Art can talk to people in a lot of ways that data cannot,” said Lisa Eldred, director of exhibitions and head curator of art at the …
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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The sun comes up, and here we go again

The sun comes up right behind Sue and Andy’s house. At least that’s what it looks like from where I am. They live directly across the street and have an even better view than I do because …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

‘The 60 to 60 Success Plan for Life’

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a passenger in my friend’s Porsche 911 as he demonstrated how fast going from zero to 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds feels. And I will share with you …
Andrea Doray
alchemy

What I can do today

If you didn’t receive a text from me last Sunday, you’re not alone. I didn’t send any … not because of a purposeful or even conscious decision, but because the time slipped …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Famous last words are not only for the famous

If someone were asked to recall the last thing that you had ever said to them, what would you hope those words would be? Famous last words are not just for the famous, and they are also not only …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You might not care about vacuums, but suck it up

My vacuum cleaner has headlights. It's a great feature. It allows me to vacuum in the dark. Nietzsche might say that “vacuuming in the dark” was a good metaphor for existence. My vacuum cleaner …
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