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Community members gather at park for eclipse

Tom and Dorthy Salvatore wanted to travel to Nebraska with their son for prime viewing of the much-anticipated Aug. 21 solar eclipse. But the drive was too far, so instead they parked a small tent at Civic Green Park, 9370 South Ridgeline Blvd. in …
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Highlands Ranch charter school gets name change

STEM School and Academy will have a new look when students return from summer break on Aug. 9. The K-12 school on Ridgeline Boulevard in Highlands Ranch has changed its name to STEM School Highlands Ranch and its tagline to “Never Stop …
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How food can transform community

Nathan Mudd is a former attorney, and his wife Kimberly used to work as an accountant. But the two have always had a special dedication to the local economy and local food. “Our passion is to increase local food in the state,” Kimberly Mudd …
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    • New queen taking over in rodeo royalty program

      Olivia Ary grew up idolizing Douglas County Fair and Rodeo royalty. With their perfectly primped hair, makeup and western outfits, combined with the suave quality of their rodeo and horse riding skills, rodeo queens were her role models, Ary …

    • Q&A with Redbarre executives

      An Aug. 11 news conference at the state capitol in Denver to announce the 68-acre Redbarre Digital Media & Technology Campus in Parker made headlines around the state, with the promise of …

    • Charter school withdraws application for site in Highlands Ranch

      Charter school Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County withdrew its application to build in a residential area of Highlands Ranch prior to an Aug. 15 Douglas County School District Board of …

    • Meteor party draws a crowd, but few shooting stars

      The sky wasn't exactly falling, but the hundred or so people gathered around Cooley Lake at South Platte Park to watch the Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12 didn't seem to mind. Sparks flitted into the sky from a pair of campfires, and families …

    • Q&A with school board candidate Chris Ciancio-Schor

      Chris Ciancio-Schor grew up in Welby, a rural Adams County community, where she worked on a vegetable farm in the summers. The Castle Rock resident has four children and six grandchildren, all of whom attend or attended Douglas County …