Paws with Purpose

 Article Susan Gerstenzang | Photography Raemi Vermiglio  Corporal Todd Tucker jumped at the chance to join the Douglas County Sheriff’s K-9 unit in 2012, in part because he liked the idea of having a dog for his partner. And what a partnership it’s been. Zoos, an 8-year-old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, has faithfully been by Corporal Tucker’s side ever since,…

Lighter and Brighter

 Article Jami Vigil | Photography Madeleine Costa  With accolades that include an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, one might think that interior designer Tonya Orlando would seem like she’s aways in a hurry. If she is, its completely undetectable. In person she is as inviting as the spaces she designs.   “I truly believe it all starts home,” Orlando…

Pints and Pups

 Article Jami Vigil | Photography Chayce Lanphear  We're deep into the dog-days of summer and in no hurry to see the end of long lazy days and cricket-sung nights. There's still plenty of time to venture out for a pint of beer and some comforting pub food, but that doesn’t mean Rover can’t tag along! Enter dog-friendly breweries and beer gardens with just…

Expert Says

 Article The Children's Hospital of Colorado  The start of a school year can be a challenging time for kids and parents with transitions from one grade to another, new teachers, bullying, social pressure and much more. With a little preparation and the right attitude, shifting from a laid-back summer to the routine of school doesn’t have to be difficult.  Ease…

Drink Pink

 Article Tina Witham  Three Roses to Try This Summer  Provencal Rose runs $15 and up, but it’s worth it to experience the benchmark of Rose. Chateau Lauzade is a good one to try.

The Wildcat “Figure Eight”

 Article and Photography  Wildcat Figure Eight  5.5 Miles / Clean Singletrack

Everybody Cut Loose!

One of my favorite parts of being an editor is attending the photo shoots. This month’s issue provided some adventure as we worked with dogs! And although trying to persuade dogs to look on cue is challenging, our models, true to form, were as persevering and compliant as the loyal companions they’re famous for being. Given the company, … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Lannie Counts at the Lone Tree Arts Center Lannie Counts: The Greatest R&B Songs Ever Written Saturday, September 15, 2018 Main Stage Lannie Counts, who starred in Muscle Shoals: I’ll Take You There, returns with his stellar vocals in a performance packed full of the very best of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, John Legend, Gene Chandler, … Continued

Highlands Ranch Fourth of July Celebration

The Highlands Ranch 4th of July Celebration hosted more than 12,000 people for an evening of music, games, food trucks, and—of course—fireworks! The rain deterred some from the event, but those that stuck it out were treated to a great fireworks show. UCHealth sponsored the event.

Lone Tree Fourth of July Celebration

To celebrate America's 241st birthday, Lone Tree was treated to a parade, music, games, face-painting and fireworks! All photo credits: Robert Horner

Spelling It Out

 Article Jodi Michael Horner  Newly minted high-school freshman Ankit Mukkamar has a way with words—or at the very least—spelling them correctly! He's attended the district spelling bee three times and made it to State twice. We caught up with the busy teen and asked him to share with us some of his favorite things.  Favorite thing about living in Highlands Ranch area?

Play the Part

What You Need to Create Unique Play Areas Perfect for Your Kiddos’ Unique Interests Nicolette Martin What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we were all asked as kids—one that was so innocently answered with whatever our obsession of the week was. Maybe today your child wants to be … Continued