Ranch a place for wounds to heal

Suzy MacKenzie’s passion has always been helping people so, after 40 years in the mission field, she moved to Elizabeth and founded the Eagle’s Nest Equine Therapy Ranch. “We are a nonprofit …
Editorial: We’re committed to community, real news
Volunteers retrofit a Castle Rock family’s home to help the 10-year-old son, paralyzed in an auto crash, maneuver more easily. A flash flood in Englewood kills one woman and devastates the lives of …

Douglas County fair: 'Best time of the year'

For the 100th celebration of the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo, people came rain or shine — showers drenched people at the annual cattle drive on July 27, for example, and again the afternoon of …

Elbert County commissioners send EDZ plan back to the kitchen

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners met Aug. 8 and voted unanimously to deny the amendment to the Economic Development Zone, sending the plan back to planning commissioners to address …

From courtroom to camouflage

Deputy district attorney Rory Devlin, who currently serves as the 18th Judicial District’s sole prosecutor for Elbert County, is preparing to swap out his suit and tie for camouflage attire, …

Castlewood Canyon marks flood’s 85th anniversary

Tom Johnston, a resident of Bonaventure Senior Living in Castle Rock, shuffled along trails in Castlewood Canyon State Park, roughly 15 miles away from home, when he ran into Chris Glaeser, a …

Coming Attractions

Musician aims to inspire connection

People did not have to be present at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas last October — when 58 attendees were murdered while enjoying a concert — to be affected by the …
Sonya's Sampler

‘Longmire’ series author will speak to readers in Lone Tree

Popular author Craig Johnson, whose “Longmire” series has been a hit for readers and TV watchers, will appear at Lone Tree Arts Center, at 10025 Commons St., Lone Tree, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 to …

Art shows that began in 1980s continue in south metro area

Once upon a time, 35 years ago, two long-running south area galleries decided to hold juried exhibits open to all Colorado artists — and issued a call to artists to enter what each called the …

'Sunshine Boys' examines fame, aging, human condition

In a fine example of cross-marketing, Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy about two aging vaudevillians, “The Sunshine Boys,” played for two weeks in the lobby of the Barth Hotel to benefit Denver …

Bodies of art

Although Ryan “Cactus Jack” Clement was nervous about his first tattoo, it was nothing as nerve-wracking as jumping out of a plane — which he did in his military training. That’s when he got …
Voices

Editorial cartoon for Aug. 16, 2018

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Financial Strategies

Having no plan means having a plan to fail

The recent Washington Post article, “Dying at your desk is not a retirement plan” caught my attention. I recall when I first began creating financial plans in 1986, we had a motto, “When you …
Quiet Desperation

We are rooted in memory, until it leaves us rootless

One of my readers — “Gary” — thanked me for a column I had written about barking dogs that he mailed to a neighbor, after his own words didn’t make a dent. My column made a dent, and I said …
Winning Words

Finding the balance when we agree to disagree

Sometimes it could seem like there are more things happening around us that are dividing us as a community rather than uniting us. And as that is happening, I believe we may have lost sight, or …
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