Agreement addresses traffic concerns in northwest Douglas County

A partnership between the Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board and Douglas County will address traffic concerns in the growing northwest region of the county. Per an intergovernmental agreement …

Orphaned ornaments await owners

At the Douglas County Parks and Trails Division office in Highlands Ranch, a 3-foot-tall Christmas tree holds a bevy of family treasures: custom ornaments, about 30 of them, forgotten on trees after …

Physically challenged athlete takes world title in trail race

Seventeen years ago when he was serving in the Bosnia Peace Operation, Craig Vogtsberger was crushed between two military trucks. He was left with a traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, partial …

After 18 years, Mountain Vista head football coach resigns

After an 18-year run, Mountain Vista High School's varsity football head coach Ric Cash has resigned, citing a “toxicity” that exists in the football program. “There are multiple things going …

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The boys basketball team outscored Westminster 19-0 in the third period and rolled to a 70-30 victory on Dec. 5. The team held on for a 49-45 win over Boulder the next day. • …

High Plains Trail connection moves forward

A trail connection project nearly 20 years in the making finally has its initial funding. The High Plains Trail connection is a project to connect the existing trail along E-470, to Kings Point in …

News

Businesses get reprieve from new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for Colorado businesses to comply with new sales tax rules to May 31, 2019. The emergency rules, which were enacted Sept. 26, originally …

Life

One-day art workshop to be led by painter

“Abstracting the Ordinary” will be a one-day workshop with well-known metro area painter Victoria Kwasinski, held by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. …

Sports

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, ranked third in the CHSAANow.com Dec. 10 Class 5A poll, improved to 6-0 with wins over Arapahoe and Pine Creek. Kasey Neubert scored 15 points in a …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health.

Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it.

On Nov. 14, 2018, Colorado Community Media, in partnership with Douglas County Libraries and the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative held a second community forum.  Speakers included Jean Ritter and Alissa Miller.

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The event was hosted at the James H LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch (9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd.).

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