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To everyone else, they are family members, friends and co-workers. To 200 Douglas County seniors, they are knights in shining armor. The Neighbor Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping seniors stay in their homes, made recent news … more
About 200 people attended a Nov. 11 event honoring military veterans at the James H. LaRue Library. Attendees enjoyed a presentation of colors by American Legion Post 1260, poetry from area students, a speech from veteran Phil Waters and a … more
When Jill Pechacek refers to her village of support, she means the one that extends well past Highlands Ranch and Colorado. It hits all 50 states and spans across oceans, reaching 13 countries. Pechacek, 46, a single mother and doctor in … more
Russian Garry Kasparov, hailed by many as the world's greatest chess player, can no longer return to Moscow to visit his mother because his political activism against the government makes it dangerous to do so. more
The CBCA released its biennial report on the arts and economy — the last report was in 2011: Total economic activity: $1.85 billion in 2013, up 5.1 percent Total economic impact: $520.8 million, down only 1.2 percent Jobs and payroll: … more
Ana Martinez, 17, rarely gets to use scissors, let alone scalpels and forceps. But on Nov. 14, she and a couple dozen other blind people got to use all of the above to dissect some sharks. “I like exploring the shark and touching it,” said … more
The city's planning board agreed with some Oakbrook residents who feel an assisted-living facility proposed for the Oakbrook Shopping Center is just simply too tall. “It's just the mammoth size of it in their face that they're upset about,” … more
Littleton Adventist Hospital, one of the city's largest employers, is making way for even more employees and expanding its services by adding a radiation oncology center for cancer patients. “Littleton Adventist Hospital is for you, with you, … more
Not many parents dread their child's third birthday. But Kristin and Jared Hoover, parents of 2½-year-old Jacob, who has Down syndrome, worry that Jacob's learning progression will cease when he turns 3. At 3, the family's Developmental … more
The Douglas County School District made a successful bid to elevate its state performance rating. For the first time since the 2009-10 academic year, DCSD ranks as “Accredited with Distinction” — the highest of the Colorado Department of … more
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