Santa visits Highlands Ranch

Children and parents lined up and eagerly awaited Santa's arrival in a South Metro Fire Rescue truck during the Highlands Ranch Mansion holiday celebration Dec. 7. Santa climbed out of the truck, …
Brewer creates beer in honor of STEM victim
When Kendrick Castillo used to hang around his dad’s homebrewing friends, he made quite an impression. When one friend, who now owns Strange Craft Beer Company in Denver, learned of the …

Glow of Castle Rock star a longtime tradition

'Tis the “Season of the Star” in Castle Rock, the weeks following the town's annual Starlighting festival, held this year on Nov. 23, which starts the star shining from atop The Rock for the …

Wildlife star in Backcountry social media

The Highlands Ranch Backcountry's best trail photos of the year are now being showcased through the conservation property's social media, showing bears, elk, bobcats and more wandering through the …

Parker Food Network stars dish on food truck show

Brad Brutlag and Mike O'Neill have big plans for their Big Stuff food truck. The Food Network stars of the competition reality show "The Great Food Truck Race" hope to open an “empire” of Big …

Laszlo to open despite parking dispute

The Parker Town Council approved a resolution Dec. 2 allowing the Laszlo Hotel to open at its scheduled date, Dec. 19, despite the property being 17 parking spaces short of code. The resolution …

News

Brain differences may be tied to obesity, study of children finds

New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children's health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function. Does excess body weight somehow reduce brain …

Life

Paintings, photos bring outdoors indoors

One walks into the exhibit room at Bemis Library in Littleton and breathing immediately gets easier. Blue skies, green trees, fresh air and sounds of nature surround a viewer of “Near and Far,” …

Sports

Athlete is the all-around deal

Julianna Dalton’s performance in the girls state volleyball finals at the Denver Coliseum cemented the selection of the Chaparral standout as the 2019 Colorado Community Media Volleyball Player of …

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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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Relentless barking is the sound of entitled thinking

Welcome to the neighborhood, but your dog has been barking for two hours — and it’s not the first time. Welcome to the neighborhood, but your dog has been barking for two hours — and it’s not …
Norton
Winning Words

Do you want better results? Try examining four words

Do you want better results? For most of us, the answer is yes. We want better results in one or more areas of our personal lives or in our business. As a matter of fact, when I have asked people what …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Problem with heights is just medium high

Don’t look down. I would rather not look down from high places. How about you? I don’t have it bad, and it’s not vertigo. The misconception about Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Vertigo” is that …
Norton
Winning Words

One thing tops gratitude — the gratitude leftovers

Who in your circle of family and friends really prefers the Thanksgiving leftovers over the actual Thanksgiving Day dinner or meal? Well you can count me as one of those who loves leftovers in that …

2020 Census is easy, important and safe

Our nation’s founding fathers determined that every ten years, we will count every person living in the United States. Since 1790, the U.S. government has conducted a census to do just that and in …
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