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Governor candidates keep slugging as election nears

Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis clashed again over health care, guns and Colorado's energy future in the fifth one-on-one debate of their …
CD6 incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman, left, and challenger Jason Crow, right.
Election 2018

Congressional District 6 candidates get combative at forum

With less than three weeks left before Election Day, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Democratic challenger Jason Crow went for the political jugular at a forum that saw attacks on credibility as much as …
Saralyn Ward gives a presentation on her start-up The Mama Sagas, a blog and video series to help empower mothers through crowdsourcing.

Local business start-ups compete for winning prize money

Under the bright lights in the theater at the University of Colorado, South Denver campus in Lone Tree Oct. 14, three students from ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch stepped into the …

Philanthropy Day honorees announced

National Philanthropy Day in Colorado celebrates giving, volunteering and charitable engagement. The day highlights the contribution that philanthropy, and those involved in the philanthropic …

Former Ponderosa security guard sentenced 8 years for sexually assaulting student

A former Ponderosa High School security guard was sentenced to eight years in prison Oct. 12 for sexually assaulting a student at the school.
Education
Tanner Fitch, principal of Ranch View Middle School in Highlands Ranch, stands in front of his building. Some of the school’s sidewalks are cracked and in need of repairs.

‘You want a building to be cared for’

When a prospective parent walks in the front door of Ranch View Middle School in Highlands Ranch, he or she may see the 22-year-old carpet, chipped tile and cracks in the wall. If that parent isn’t …

Why teachers left Douglas County

Lyndsie Riggs Lyndsie Riggs, 34, taught English and advised the broadcast program at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. It was her first job teaching — she was there for four years. She left …

Mill levy override puts focus on DCSD teachers

Tim Ottmann, principal of Ponderosa High School in Parker, recalls why a volleyball coach of 16 years who led the team to several state championships left the school three years ago for a position in …

What would DCSD ballot measures cost you?

Voters are being asked to approve two separate measures that would bring additional funding to the Douglas County School District: Ballot Issue 5A, a $40 million mill levy override, and Ballot Issue …

Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis, left, and Walker Stapleton both spoke a tthe Sept. 24 event.

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when …
Business
The first models in a fashion show raising breast cancer awareness at Outlets of Castle Rock were Carol and Murphy Huston. Both are breast cancer survivors.

Fashion show spotlights breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer “survivors, previvors and thrivers” turned out at the Outlets at Castle Rock on Oct. 13 for a fashion show walked by models impacted by the illness. The event is part of a …
The Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce has changed its name to the Chamber of Northwest Douglas County. The new name represents the Chamber's members, who come from Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Roxborough and Sterling Ranch.

Chamber changes name to reflect larger community

To be more inclusive of surrounding communities, Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce will now go by the Chamber of Northwest Douglas County. The chamber's board of directors announced the name and …
James Goodchild stands at the entrance of Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge. Although horror-themed, the venue is not a haunted house and emphasis is put on solving the puzzles, rather than scare factor.

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. …

Realtor association set to move in fall 2019

The South Metro Denver Realtor Association will move to a new headquarters in fall 2019. The new building at 6436 S. Racine Circle in Centennial will have 29,151 finished square feet with a warehouse …

Each of the Haunted Mansion’s 36 rooms is outfitted like a full theatrical set.

Reinke Bros. haunted house reopens in downtown Littleton

Get ready to scream: After a three-year hiatus, downtown Littleton’s famous Reinke Bros. haunted house is back. The Haunted Mansion was a casualty of the 2014 hailstorm that closed the vaunted …
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