Bluffs Regional Park in Lone Tree keeps gaining popularity

Steve Shoultz, Douglas County’s assistant director of parks, trails and building grounds, watched in 2020 as people flocked to parks. Parks and trails throughout the county saw a rise in traffic …

Backlash stalled Douglas County School District equity plans

Plans between Douglas County Schools and a consulting firm hired to conduct diversity and equity training crumbled last school year after backlash toward the group’s work mounted, records show. Now …

Masks to be 'strongly encouraged' by Douglas County Schools

Douglas County Schools does not plan to change its mask protocols for the upcoming school year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance to fight the rise in Delta …
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Big dogs: Adoption event at Lone Tree Brewing showcases giant breeds
People huddled on the floor between chairs, tables, puddles of drool and furiously wagging tails. Although dogs are always welcome at Lone Tree Brewing Company, more than usual gathered in the …

Douglas County Schools town hall turns raucous over COVID-19 plans

A back-to-school town hall meeting put on by the Douglas County School District on Aug. 4 quickly turned raucous as district leaders attempted to outline the district’s plans for mitigating COVID-19.

Lone Tree studying Lincoln interchange

A major gateway to Lone Tree, and a significant driver of crashes among the city's intersections, is slated for what city staff call “critical” safety and mobility improvements. But years before …

A wild ride at the Douglas County Fair

The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo has wrapped up after a weekend of bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and a record-setting junior livestock sale.

Shake Shack coming to Park Meadows

Shake Shack is joining the list of food joints at Park Meadows mall, bringing not only an outdoor patio dining section but also the only alcoholic beverage options to the shopping center's food hall. …

News

Community-based ofrenda helps people respect the dead

A front entryway might not seem like a typical place for an ofrenda -- an altar to honor the deceased -- but Denver local Christopher Jorgenson wanted his community to have the opportunity and space …

Life

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 …

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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 …
Dr. Rebecca Kornas, Dr. Jasmeet Dhaliwal, Dr. Kristen Nordenholz, Dr. Kevin Merrell, Dr. Comilla Sasson

Opinion: We’re local ER docs. Help us end the pandemic

You trust us 24/7/365 to take care of you in emergency departments throughout Colorado. We have been treating COVID-19 for more than 20 months, never missing a day of work, except for illness. We …
Winning Words

Opinion: How we manage change impacts retention of the best

Welcome back to part three of this five-part series on “The 5 C’s of Retaining Top Talent.” In week one we discussed the importance of connecting with our team members, and last week we added a …
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