Colorado Community News

This was my first job at a newspaper working with Colorado Community News in Castle Rock, Colo., a chain of weekly newspapers along the front range. My position entailed cover Douglas and Elbert counties.


A jubilant Arapahoe High School graduate clicks his heels together after receiving his diploma at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. He was among the seniors from Arapahoe, Heritage and Littleton High Schools to receive their diplomas as they completed their K-12 education.

Judging by his expression, Hotshot, an Australian Shepard belonging to Cassie Kloe, 13, of Castle Rock, isn’t too enamored by the blow dryer being wielded by his owner. The grooming took place Saturday before the Douglas County 4-H Dog Show at the fairgrounds.

Mrs. Elizabeth, Heidi Hillida, hisses back at a baby boa snake that was part of an exhibit from the Elizabeth Animal Hospital. The hospital was one of the many vendors to participate in the Elbert County Community Expo at Elizabeth High.

Thornton police officer Chris Owen plays ‘Amazing Grace’ on the bagpipes at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, concluding funeral services for Ron King. King was killed when the motorcycle he was riding while on patrol slammed into a van driven by an allegedly drunk Denver man who cut off King and his partner, Christopher Washburn.


A construction worker stands atop a girder being put into place while constructing the Perry Street bridge in Castle Rock, Colo.

A youngster braces his feet between two flag posts while placing his hand over his heart during the playing of the National Anthem at a Veteran’s Day service at Littleton cemetery.

A Marines Corps color guard somberly stands in the shadow of the American flag during a Veteran’s Day observances Nov. 11 at Littleton cemetery.

A bull rider is tossed during an Elizabeth Stampede rodeo in Elbert County.


Wearin’ the green, Andromeda Bliss, 4, runs towards her big brother Eridauw to give him a hug, after running across an open field. Both siblings marched in the 5th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade sponsored by O’Briens Cafe in Sedalia.

A rodeo cowboy watches a bull trot away after being bucked off during the Cowboy Up rodeo in Kiowa, Colo.

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