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The Requirements Behind Home Inspections

You have just signed a contract to make the largest purchase that you probably will ever  make in your lifetime - - a home.  Not only is it wise to … more

'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more

New school construction speeds ahead

Construction crews recently topped off the superstructure of the town of Elbert’s new $20.6 million school and the project remains on track to welcome students in the fall of 2014. “It’s really going up quickly,” said Bev McGuire, the … more

Emerging Tools to Monitor Health and Personal Care

Caregiving for a family member has become a new job title for many relatives. Currently, 39% of U.S. adults provide care for a relative or close … more

Judge rules school district violated campaign act with report

A Denver judge ruled the Douglas County School District violated the Colorado Fair Campaign Practices Act when it sent a district-financed report to 85,000 parents and community members less than two … more

Elbert County abuzz with business activity

With the dawn of 2014, a bevy of new businesses have debuted — or will debut — in the heart of Elizabeth and Elbert. The list includes several well-known area antique shops, which are in the process of relocating, and a western-themed … more

Editorial: Acts of heroism, kindness supply hope amid grief

For many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the … more

Love awaits in the Plaza Suite

William Shakespeare once wisely observed that the course of true love never did run smooth, but legendary playwright Neil Simon knew that didn’t mean the bumpy road couldn’t be filled with … more

Officers ruled justified in fatal Park Meadows shooting

Lone Tree Police Department officers were justified in the fatal shooting of a man suspected of attempting to steal from Park Meadows mall who fired gunshots at pursuing officers in February, … more

Proposition DD passes by a narrow margin

The statewide ballot question that asks voters to legalize sports betting and allow the state to tax it to send millions of dollars to help manage Colorado’s water supply was narrowly succeeding by roughly a percentage point at about 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, the day after Election Day. more

Grooming Your Lawn

Edging and trimming are the final touches to a well groomed yard. It’s comparable to trimming around the ears and sideburns followed by shaving … more

Rage rooms: Smash things, 'move on, let go'

Toasters. Computers. TV screens. Old furniture. These are the kinds of discarded everyday objects that customers who are riled up — or who are just seeking some fun — can smash, shatter and rough … more

App shines a light on holiday displays

Lone Tree’s Greg Walters wasn’t upset when a New York Times reporter earlier this month called his holiday lights iPhone app “the Charlie Brown Christmas tree of apps.” “I thought it was kinda cute,” he said. “The reality of it is, … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Hoops player sets high standard

Tayvis Sagrillo-Smiley refused to stop taking practice shots at the basket, and he is one of the 4A Jeffco League's best shooters this season. Littleton High School's Sagrillo-Smiley was the leading … more

Boys state golf tourney won’t lack challenges

Golf is an individual sport than sometimes comes attached with team aspects. The boys state golf tournament will be held Oct. 7-8 at Pinehurst Country Club in southwest Denver, and there will be … more

June: National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

If you’ve been pondering whether or not you’d like to add a new addition to your home, you may want to consider adopting a shelter cat. June is … more

Fairy tale characters take stage in show not for kids

Fairy tale princesses have long been part and parcel of our literary and social fabric, as they were created from ancient folk tales — and have more recently evolved through Disney films and now, … more

I will get to that to tomorrow

This week has been one of those crazy busy weeks for me. It was full of calls, meetings, travel, and lots of reports, proposals and presentations to … more

Drawings, paintings eye link between technology, nature

In fall 2018, area artist Nathan Abels won Best of Show in the Own an Original Exhibition at the Littleton Museum, entitling him to a solo show the following year. “Within and Without: Works by … more

Library dropping fines on some kids' books

In a move aimed at deepening a childhood love of reading, Douglas County Libraries plans to stop charging overdue fines on many children's books. The new policy applies to illustrated juvenile books and takes effect Jan. 17. more
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