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Vendors keep busy at weekly farmers' market

Rows of booths selling fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, foreign delicacies, hand-baked goods and trinkets line the streets of Town Center every Sunday in the summer season. Dozens of residents … more

Swim Across America scheduled for Aug. 26

Swim Across America’s Denver Open Water Swim is coming to the Chatfield Reservoir Aug. 26. Swim Across America is a national organization that raises money for cancer research through local … more

Rockyard presents Blue Ale to honor fallen officers

Rockyard Brewing canned a limited run of its Blue Ale, brewed in honor of the first ZPIII Memorial Softball Tournament, which was organized to honor and memorialize Douglas County's fallen officers. … more

CDOT to hold telephone town hall on I-25 Gap project

Residents who were unable to attend recent open houses can learn about the Interstate 25 South Gap project by participating in a telephone town hall Sept. 6. With construction on the project … more

Innovation Pavilion makes leadership changes

Centennial-based entrepreneurial ecosystem Innovation Pavilion recently instituted leadership changes. Kitty Kolding joins Innovation Pavilion as chief executive officer, while Jameel Barkat assumes … more

Special-education survey going to parents, school employees

Douglas County School District will soon launch an electronic survey for parents and district staff to provide feedback on the district's special education services. The survey is not in response to … more

County commissioner honored with Code of the West award

For his longtime commitment to the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo and to the business community at large, Douglas County Commissioner Roger Partridge was honored with the Northwest Douglas County … more

Metro district plans for prairie dog removal

Part of the allure of Highlands Ranch is the wildlife, including deer and elk. While most animals freely roam open spaces throughout the community, some, like prairie dogs, need to be monitored for … more

Helicopter that battles wildfires must find new home

Jeff Armstrong knows he has less than 90 days to pick up his firefighting-helicopter business, Rampart Helicopter Services, and move it from its location near Castle Rock. Armstrong's dilemma, he … more

More and larger homes present 'bigger target for hailstorms to hit'

Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts … more

HRCA Board of Directors approves universal fence color

In what Highlands Ranch Community Association employees describe as a gradual process, all Highlands Ranch homeowners are required to stain their fences a universal color. At a June 19 board meeting, … more

Owner of Lakewood bakery sues state

Jack Phillips, the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because of his religious beliefs, is back in the news again.  Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in … more

Secretary Perry tours the innovative technology of NREL

Remarkable work on renewable energy and energy efficiency is being done at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). “The innovation that's within these walls is just stunning,” said U.S. … more

New Douglas County superintendent 'inspires people to have commitment’

Thomas Tucker’s grandparents, both sharecroppers in rural Arkansas, taught themselves how to read. Then they taught their children to read the Bible. They learned math so they could negotiate the … more

Q&A with community's first sheriff's captain

For the first time, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office has assigned a captain to serve Highlands Ranch. In late July, Sheriff Tony Spurlock promoted Lt. Troy McCarty to the position. In 1983, … more

National Night Out brings special guests to block parties

Not every day are children seen climbing on the seats of cop cars, testing out handcuffs and shaking hands with SWAT officers. That changes for National Night Out, an annual event held on the first … more

In Their Business

GQue comes to Park Meadows The owner of GQue Championship BBQ will open The Ice Cream Farm in November in the Vistas at Park Meadows. “I'm so excited to feature the best ingredients Colorado has to … more

Nevada inmate charged with 1984 Lakewood, Aurora slayings

Police in Lakewood and Aurora have identified a suspect they believe is responsible for multiple murders more than 34 years ago. In a joint news conference Aug. 10, Lakewood and Aurora police … more

School is in session: 5 things to know

As quickly as it arrived, summer break has come to an end. The first day for many neighborhood schools in Douglas County was Aug. 9. The beginning of the school year represents a fresh start, a blank … more

Douglas County Libraries adds film-streaming service

An on-demand film-streaming service is now available to Douglas County Libraries cardholders. Kanopy offers more than 30,000 films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find … more
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