Arapahoe County warns Douglas County of legal action over Tri-County Health exit process
Arapahoe County has warned it is considering legal action against Douglas County over its decision to quickly leave Tri-County Health Department and form its own health agency.

Castle Rock teen wins $100,000 on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Castle Rock teen Kaden Lebsack’s first year competing on "American Ninja Warrior" ended with an impressive performance and a $100,000 prize for strength and agility.

Suicidal man found dead after police standoff in Castle Rock

A tip from a suicide hotline led to a standoff between the Castle Rock Police Department and an unidentified man on Sept. 7, which ended when the man was found dead.

Remembering 9/11 in Castle Rock on the 20th anniversary

Whether attending a special remembrance ceremony, or taking a personal moment alone, there are several ways to pay respects on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. For example, Castle …
Firefighters in 2015 climb 110 flights of stairs, which is what firefighters faced on Sept. 11, 2001 to save lives in the World Trade Center.

A firefighter's mission to remember 9/11 comrades

On Saturday, Sept. 11, Americans will pay tribute to those lost in the worst terrorist attack in the country’s history as they reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Like country star Alan …
Diana Baker, a Highlands Ranch High School student, attends a Parasol Patrol event outside Castle View High School to show support for LGBTQIA+ students at the school.

Douglas County principal decries conduct at high school mask protests; students report harassment, slurs

Demonstrations over mask-wearing mandates continued at Douglas County schools on Friday, following a week filled with protests, and reports from students about hateful behavior.
Carol Knight, a clinical nurse coordinator for Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, receives a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the hospital on Dec. 16, 2020.

As COVID cases rise, local hospital ICUs fill up

As COVID-19 cases continue to go up across the metro area due to the highly-transmissible delta variant, hospitals are admitting more patients to ICU beds, and UCHealth and Kaiser Permanente are …

Vanguard Skin Specialists opens Castle Rock clinic

Dr. Adam Vaudreuil is happy to be back in his home state of Colorado as he takes the lead at a new dermatology and plastic surgery clinic in Castle Rock, and eventually in Parker. Vaudreuil, who …

Parker man bikes across U.S. in 9/11 tribute

During long days of cycling across the United States, Buck Buchanan sometimes peeks down at a small container attached to his bike handle.  Inside are six photos showing the faces of men who died …

Brewster Comics now open in Castle Rock

After using the love of comics to help his son learn to read, Castle Rock resident Bruce Singh decided to open a small shop downtown to sell a variety of popular favorites and collectibles. Singh, …

How Colorado state law will help shape Douglas County’s new health agency

As Douglas County proceeds with breaking away from the Tri-County Health Department and building its own public health agency, the next major step for the agency will be selecting a public health …

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Castle Rock Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Bracken.

Douglas County reps level accusations at Tri-County Health

Kevin Bracken, Douglas County's newest representative on the Tri-County Health Department board — a longtime critic of the agency — has asked it to investigate what he alleges was “illegal” …

Fort Lupton leans toward sign enforcement moratorium

Fort Lupton City Council encouraged a moratorium on new parts of the city's sign code ordinances during a Sept. 14 study session. Several business owners complained about unfair enforcement of the …
President Joe Biden speaks on Tuesday in Jefferson County.

Biden touts need for bolder response to climate change

“Folks, we've got to pick up the pace.” That was US President Joe Biden's message as he spoke Tuesday about his plans to address climate change while creating new jobs during a visit to the …

Wildlife fencing corridor planned along I-25 in Douglas County

In an effort to decrease a growing number of vehicle/animal collisions along the I-25 corridor in Douglas County, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be partnering with other …
Patrons at the Art on the Green outdoor festival at Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village Sept. 11 were treated to a performance by marching percussionists from Cherry Creek High School. The weekend event featured the work of Colorado artists, live music, food trucks and a tour of nearby artists' studios.

The art of drumming: Cherry Creek High percussionists play at Greenwood Village art festival

Patrons at the Art on the Green outdoor festival at Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village Sept. 11 were treated to a performance by marching percussionists from Cherry Creek High …
Life
Coming Attractions

Vail Film Festival ready for a bigger, bolder 2021

Doing something for the first time is always a fraught process, but you often come away with all kinds of beneficial lessons that can make it smoother next time. Such is the case for the Vail Film …
Claudia Quintero and Raul Alvarez, of Timberline Fire, have done the stair climb at Red Rocks for six years.

Red Rocks 9/11 stair climb in photos

After a virtual event last year, the Colorado Stair Climb to honor the 343 New York City firefighters who were killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center. on Sept. 11, 2001, was held in …
The history of the Highlands Ranch Mansion from 1981 to the present will be the subject of a history presentation on Sept. 20.
Sonya's Sampler

Historical program looks at mansion

A 40th anniversary celebration of the latest segment of history for the historic Highlands Ranch Mansion will take place on Sept. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the upstairs auditorium at the Southridge …
Coming Attractions

Say ‘I Do’ to the return of musical theater

Throughout the bulk of the pandemic, many of us have really buried ourselves in nostalgia to find some escape. And for a lot of us, there are few things more comforting than a good love story. Add in …
Sports
Prairie View’s Aiden Madden (9) tackles a Douglas County player during a Sept. 10 football game.

Football: Douglas County gets the better of Henderson's Prairie View

Tim Cardenas knew the early schedule was going to be challenging for the football team at Prairie View High School in Henderson, and he is hoping the challenge will help in the long run.   The …
Littleton’s Brycen Mhlanga (33), gains significant yardage against Thornton at Adams 12 Five Star Stadium Sept. 10. The Trojans celebrated homecoming with a 40-18 win over the Lions. THS quarterback Isaiah Reece threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns.

Football: Thornton toasts homecoming with win over Littleton

Thornton’s Miles Poole ran for 137 yards and a touchdown as Thornton High School celebrated homecoming with a 40-18 over Littleton Sept. 10 at Adams 12 Stadium in Westminster.   Thornton Trojans …
Legend shortstop Kaylynn English fields a high bouncing grounder during the game against Rock Canyon on Sept. 8. English had two hits in the game, which the Titans won 8-0.

Softball: Shutout is stuff of Legend

Cameron Ponich, softball pitcher for Legend High School in Parker, has a habit of picking up a little dirt before delivering a pitch. Ponich was not only picking up dirt and wiping it off before each …
Mountain Vista’s Kelly Rosel (9) tries to avoid a tackle and move upfield during the Sept. 9 game against Arapahoe. Mountain Vista won 27-17.

Football: Coach’s challenge sparks stellar play in Mountain Vista-Arapahoe game

Garrett Looney, football coach at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, had a talk with Nick Stone before the Sept. 9 non-league game against Centennial’s Arapahoe High. And the 6-foot-1 …
Voices
A crowd gathers at the twin memorial fountains at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, New York, as twin blue beacons pierce the night sky on Sept. 11, 2017.

Something to remember on 9/11 anniversary

One beautiful fall morning, we all realized how trivial all of our high dudgeon really was.
Financial Strategies

Opinion: Rounding third base as fourth quarter nears

The fourth quarter of the year begins soon. Investors are still on the edge of their seats concerned about potential tax law changes and any Federal Reserve policy that might spook the financial …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Opinion: Decaffeinate and de-escalate

On any given day I will usually have one or two cups of coffee in the morning. On those days where I have three or four, I feel a very palpable difference … I am wired.
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Opinion: The elegant solution is thinking before speaking

There is a time and place for pithy remarks, sarcasm, and even bad jokes. OK, well maybe there is never a good time for bad jokes, but pithy remarks and sarcasm, absolutely.
Alexa Metrick

Opinion: A Colorado mom-and-pop business inches closer to red ink

The new priorities of the United States Postal Service will be the end of our mom-and-pop business.
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