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From the Editor: Wrapped in stress

There seems to be some kind of “awareness month” for almost every topic on the planet, so I was not overly surprised to see that April is Stress Awareness Month. Not sure a month quite does it … more

Column: Healthy aging means avoiding trips and falls

Older adults can learn to avoid trips and falls plus schedule a mobility assessment through the Douglas County Health Department. This vital topic will be explored on Thursday, June 1 at the … more

Castle Rock Town Talk — Coloring community green

I began last month’s column by writing about signs of spring. Continuing on a similar theme, I’d like you to focus for a few minutes on the color green. Not the green in the grass that’s coming … more

Column: Don’t let fear block goals

She was invited to speak at her first women’s conference. Although Carolyn was excited about the opportunity to finally be invited to share her story, she was petrified of speaking in public. … more

Women+Film Festival brings small stories to big screen

There are many features that make film festivals special events for attendees, but one that keeps me returning every year is the opportunity to catch films on the big screen you might not be able to any other time. more

Column: Water conservation efforts continue in Highlands Ranch

Colorado residents are learning more each year about the importance, and value of water in their communities. Whether it’s the news headlines, information from their local water provider, or … more

Column: Not a one-size-fits-all solution to local affordable housing crisis

As many are aware Colorado, like most of the country, has a housing crisis with a deficit of affordable, attainable, and available housing. It’s in the headlines daily and has become a top priority … more

Column: New beginnings begin with gratitude

He picked up his grandson from preschool and for a treat the grandfather decided to take his grandson to McDonald’s. It was late afternoon and hardly anyone was in the restaurant at that hour. As … more

From the Editor: A valued life

A few weeks ago during a regular staff meeting, Colorado Community Media reporter Nina Joss brought up a story she was working on regarding a homeless man who had been found dead in Englewood. Police … more

Column: Reducing barriers to mental health treatment

Growing up in rural Iowa, mental health struggles were not something we spoke about openly or took seriously in any way. Most of my time outside school was spent working or playing sports, and there … more

County Corner: Survey responses highlight taxes, water

You may ... or may not ... be one of the more than 1,000 residents who participated in our March 5-13 2023 Citizen Survey, yet we believe you will want to know one of the most significant findings … more

The Arvada Center invites audiences to join its book club

Anyone who has been in a book club before knows they can be a brilliant opportunity to bond with friends, both old and new, over a shared love of the written word. And they can also be ground zero for all kinds of interpersonal messiness. more

Business Corner: Teacher pay has become a business issue

On a recent Saturday morning, Douglas County Schools Superintendent Erin Kane stopped at a Parker restaurant for breakfast burritos. The woman working behind the counter instantly recognized her and … more

Column: Another season of new beginnings

The weeks seemed to be piling up, one right on top of the next. With the time flying by so fast, it also seemed as if the to-do list grew longer while the things checked off kept getting shorter or … more

From the Editor: Answers in short supply

A few weeks ago I wrote about the need for school resource officers, or SROs, in local schools. I did not have crystal ball, but days after the editorial went live the shooting at East High School … more

Say goodbye to winter with a mix of indoor entertainment

While March is technically the beginning of spring, it isn’t until April that it really starts to feel like we’re transitioning from the cold weather to something more pleasant. April is the … more

Column: Skin care for spring and summer

Students and families in the Pikes Peak region are gearing up for spring break later this month. Whether it’s a sandy beach or the snowy slopes, there are several skin care tips to keep in mind. … more

Column: Adding value through relatable life experiences

Robin was one of the newest and youngest members of the team attending the training session. As the facilitator shared ideas, strategies and tactics for dealing with the various situations that the … more

From the Editor: Lawmakers shouldn't be governing solely on emotion

As I read through the bills making their way through the state legislature, I am concerned. A meeting I had with a state official helped me put into words how I feel about the legislative process … more

Everybody hates Hamlet at Miners Alley

To be or not to be… bored by the ramblings of a certain prince of Denmark is a question one need not face when going to see the hilarious new entry in Miners Alley Playhouse’s season, “I Hate … more
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