Douglas County gets OK to re-open restaurants, churches, Park Meadows

Colorado's top public-health official has agreed to allow the immediate limited re-opening of indoor operations at restaurants across Douglas County as well as houses of worship, gyms and Park Meadows.
During stay-at-home order, fewer Douglas County crashes
As people began to stay home in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reported traffic collisions went down by about 50% compared to last year, according to data from the Douglas County Sheriff’s …

Highlands Ranch seniors say goodbye in parade

Without the opportunity to hold a traditional graduation ceremony, seniors and staff from ThunderRidge High School gathered May 15 for a socially distanced goodbye parade. Teachers lined up on a …

Colorado lawmaker accuses agency of falsifying death certificates

A Douglas County legislator has requested that the district attorney investigate the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, accusing the agency of illegally changing death …

Former Broncos player arrested after shots fired

Douglas County saw two shootings over the weekend, with one resulting in a death and another ending in the arrest of a former Denver Broncos player, according to the sheriff's office. Early Saturday, …

‘I was really sick and close to death’

The last thing Barry Kittay remembers before it all goes black for about 10 days is pulling out his health insurance card at UCHealth Highlands Ranch. “Frankly, I’m not unhappy that I don’t …

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News

Castle Rock coffee shop files lawsuit over shutdown

The Castle Rock restaurant that drew national attention for opening to in-person dining on Mother's Day in defiance of state and public health orders is suing the governor along with state and local …

Life

In digital form, Vail Film Festival connects audiences and stories

During the COVID-19 quarantine, most of us have become exceedingly comfortable with foregoing the movie theater experience and streaming films from our couch. As familiar as that’s becoming, it’s …

Sports

Wrestling club grapples with virus restrictions

Aiden Cartwright would rather be wrestling with a teammate at practice, but since all wrestling has been shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he's turned toward other options. Cartwright is a …

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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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WINNING WORDS

Hope and encouragement by only sharing the good stuff

Very early on as we became reliant on computers and technology, software engineers and people in the information technology world quickly recognized that the value of the data being fed into the …
QUIET DESPERATION

Channel-surfing once was an exercise in mobility

Eugene Polley, the inventor of the first wireless remote control for television, died on May 12, 2012, at the age of 96. His wife found him in the family room between the couch cushions. High on just …

How to be perfect in a pandemic

I woke up this morning, before my alarm, to the loud clanking sound of construction equipment. Now, I don't live on a busy street. In fact, I live in the back end of a usually quiet townhome complex …
Quiet Desperation

What’s the bad word? The gall’s in your court

I am accepting nominations for the first annual Like It Or Not List of Banished Words from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. My list shamelessly but gratefully …
Norton

A powerful little book of big quotes

As many of you know, I was the former president of the Zig Ziglar Organization. And many of the life lessons I learned from Mr. Ziglar show up in my writings and in my trainings and keynotes. Several …
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