Into the Fire

 Two days on, four days off.  Don’t let the average number of ten working days per month fool you—our Castle Rock firefighters are responsible for being mentally and physically available for all 240 hours of those days. The station houses them in comfort, complete with their own bedrooms while there, but the emergency situations that are prone to happen at…

What’s for Dinner?

 “What’s for dinner, mom?”  You may be the consummate parent with a ready reply based on meticulous menu planning, or you may fall into the ever-common category with the rest of us who lack even a halfway suitable answer. In fact, it’s a query many of us have come to dread, forcing us to prod our day-worn brains for an…

The Winter Skin Reboot

Orenda is the only medspa in Douglas County to offer the award-winning, Lumecca IPL laser treatment. 

It’s All in the Bag

Only the best is good enough for Michael Zakrzewski, so the best equipment requires the best bag. Head coach at Castle Rock’s Orangetheory Fitness, he works out long enough and hard enough to know what works and what doesn’t. So take these excellent essentials of his personal fitness arsenal to heart if you want to do it right. It’s all…

Colorado 2019-Inspired Gift Guide

We’ve curated a holiday gift guide for those who live and love the Centennial State and can’t give a gift that doesn’t represent their love of Colorado. Rated as one of the 'Cool'-orardo places to live, it’s just impossible to not give gifts to everyone you love that doesn’t exemplify why you should live here.

The Sweet Sounds of Symphony

The sound of beauty is in the air. The Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra held its 20th season-opening celebration on Oct. 4 at the Lone Tree Arts Center with a performance of “Déjà vu!” A fitting concert for the inaugural occasion, it included works from Verdi, Grieg, Vaughan Williams, Strauss and Beethoven.

Spreading the Love

Every wondrous once in a while, you meet someone you like right off the bat—someone who radiates immediate comfort and acceptance. Someone who speaks with such purity of message that you’re prompted to absorb the realities before you in a different light. Someone whose genuine spirit makes you want to join in their endeavors to right a wrong that really…

Little Paintings, Big Show

A curious crowd gathered at the 144 Exhibit and Sale as Parker Arts kicked off its opening night at the PACE Center Art Gallery on Friday, Nov. 8, featuring small paintings and sculptures that are 144 square inches or smaller. This exhibition of fine art from Colorado artists—some just emerging on the art scene and others already nationally recognized—runs through…

Chairlift Chats

Being born and raised in Colorado has allowed me to be close to our state’s majestic mountains. It has also afforded me the opportunity for plenty of chairlift chats, which have granted me a grateful, thankful heart. A chairlift chat is the valuable time you spend talking with your family, friends and fellow strangers while riding the chairlift to the…

The Millennial Twin ‘Mom-spiration’

Confident. Smart. Beautiful. It should more than suffice, right? These are attributes most of us crave, but the veritable reality is that most of these traits weren’t generously meted out amongst us. But Chana Bennett-Rumley indubitably won the lottery. She has worked diligently to grow as a person across her lifetime, she has shed blood, sweat and tears to earn…