Confusion defines process as Colorado seniors wait for vaccines

As Colorado continued the early stages of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Gov. Jared Polis announced that people 70 and older would soon be eligible for vaccination in certain areas. The No. 1 question …

State lawmakers denounce 'siege' on U.S. Capitol

State lawmakers from both major parties spoke out against the violence in Washington, D.C., the afternoon of Jan. 6. Chris Holbert, a Republican from Parker and the Senate minority leader, gave …
School district seeing biggest sub pool in recent memory
Amanda Thompson, chief human resources officer for the Douglas County School District, estimated the district's substitute teacher pool sat around 600, maybe 700 people in recent years. Going into …

'We wanted to meet the little guy'

Vanessa and Alex Metskas welcomed their first child and the first baby of the year born at UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital at 4:46 p.m. Jan. 1. Emmitt Metskas, who weighed about 8 pounds and …

Martial arts instructor suspected of sexual assault on child

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Centennial man on suspicion of two counts of sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse, according to a news release from the sheriff’s …

Some Douglas County School District staff receive COVID vaccines

Douglas County School District staff began receiving COVID-19 vaccines the week of Jan. 4, according to a news release from the district. Approximately 45 school nurse consultants received …

‘A culture of excellence’

Beginning in January, the Highlands Ranch Metro District will have its third-ever general manager starting in the position. But before the new leader, Mike Renshaw, begins the job, the metro district …

News

Douglas County commissioners sworn in

Commissioners George Teal and Lora Thomas were sworn in during an in-person and virtual event hosted by Douglas County Jan. 12. Teal, who was elected in November, represents District 2, which …

Life

In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …

Sports

Ponderosa seen as dominant as wrestling season nears

Ponderosa has been a dominant wrestling team in the south metro area and it seems like nothing will change this season. The Mustangs have won 24 of the past 26 Continental League dual meet titles and …

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Michael Norton
Winning Words

Let the story, our story, unfold

Do you remember that old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover?” Well, if you are like me, and if you don’t mind admitting just how many times that you made the big mistake of rushing to …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Apparently this road was paved with good intentions

Harry and I went for a Sunday drive. Only I made a big mistake. I forgot to put the “Sunday Drive” sign in the window that lets everyone know we’re on the road for leisure, not for the rat …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Sibling is almost like one of the family

My sister and I are unalike. My sister and I are so unalike I required a DNA sample before I agreed to include her in my will. “Cindy” makes lists. She makes lists of the lists she is going to …
Norton
Winning Words

2020 might have won, and 2021 has just begun

A friend of mine is an expert in emotional relevance. His name is Alon Zaibert and he writes a terrific blog. In a blog that he wrote just before Christmas, Alon visits the topic of identifying and …
Cate Reade

Restore your health — a lifestyle Rx

Now is the best time to take small steps to improve health and build immune resilience. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60% of adults are living with one chronic disease …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Reality-based greetings as another year begins

Sir Walter Scott said a new year is “The fittest time for festal cheer.” I wish I had it in me. Flipping a calendar page isn’t enough. There’s too much weight and I’m too realistic to …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

This is the year of our unbreakable resolutions

With the New Year come New Year’s resolutions. Making resolutions and sharing them with others can be motivating and fun. I mean who among us doesn’t want to make some kind of change or …
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