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Food fans feast at fare festival

Restaurants, bakers and eateries brought their goods and goodies to approximately 2,000 hungry attendees at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center for a celebration of food and drink on Aug. 18, at the 14th annual CenturyLink Taste of Douglas …
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Families on the fast track

About 40,000 people in the world are licensed to compete in drag racing, and for many of them, racing is a family tradition. The modern sport was established in 1951 and was designed for adult drivers. But the National Hot Rod Association looked …
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‘Play for a Heart’ on Sept. 17

Libby Schott is a 13-year-old girl who likes shopping, playing volleyball and fostering pets — cats in particular. The Ranch View Middle School student also likes studying Greek mythology and baking cupcakes. On her chest is a vertical scar …
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Street fair celebrates Park Meadows

The Park Meadows Retail Resort in Lone Tree celebrated its 20th anniversary Aug.19 and 20 with a street fair. The weekend-long event began Friday night with a performance by the band Firefall before ending early due to rain. Saturday, the sun came …
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    • Growth fuels rising need for fire rescue services

      Over the years, Barbara Salisbury has had several encounters with the Littleton Fire Department, including a time when her great grandson fell. “The ambulance came in about five minutes,” she said. “I think they do a good …

    • Alternative to hospital ERs opens in Highlands Ranch

      On Aug. 18, UCHealth hosted an open house of its emergency room at the intersection of Highlands Ranch Parkway and South University Boulevard. The nine-bed facility — scheduled to open to patients on Aug. 30 — will run 24/7. It offers …

    • Chemical roundup draws eco-friendly crowd

      More than 85 volunteers spared a Saturday to help at the annual Highlands Ranch Household Chemical Roundup at Redstone Park, 3270 Redstone Park Circle. More than 1,300 cars visited the eco-friendly event on Aug. 13 to dispose chemical items, …

    • Brew Tour returns to Douglas County

      Douglas County Libraries' Brew Tour is back, with events starting Aug. 31 and continuing each Wednesday in September, in a partnership between Douglas County Libraries and 10 local craft breweries. The breweries are: 105 West Brewing Co., 1043 …

    • My Name Is...Omer Eldar

      Where I'm from I was born in Israel and moved to Texas when I was 1. I learned Hebrew and English at the same time. When I was 9, my family moved back to Israel for my father's job. We stayed there for three years and moved back to Texas until I …

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