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County seeks input on ADA transition plan

Douglas County is offering two ways for residents to share concerns about the efforts to improve access to sidewalks, curb ramps, roadway crossings and more for those with disabilities. An online …
Coffman

Coffman's reign ends amid Trump backlash

In a swath of suburban Denver, Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman survived a redrawing of his district's map seven years ago that brought more ethnic diversity into electoral play. A few years later, …
Election 2018

Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen …

Historic turnout in Douglas County midterms

Douglas County announced a historic midterm election turnout as results came in the evening of Nov. 6. As of 8:20 p.m., the county had received approximately 30,000 ballots on Nov. 6 alone and crews …

Voters reject 112, 73, transportation measures

Voters have said “nay” on many of the state's most contentious ballot issues.
Education

27 Douglas County students named National Merit semifinalists

Twenty-seven Douglas County School District students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, more than doubling the district's 12 semifinalists from a year ago. Fewer than 1 percent …

Bus drivers, teachers' aides among those who may get raises

The Douglas County School District has 50 unfilled bus-driver positions. The hourly pay starts at $16.06 per hour. The same position in the Cherry Creek School District starts at $17.58 per hour. The …
Mia Hayden, left, Rohan Nipunge and Melanie Zhou talk about their up-and-coming nonprofit organization, Oasis. The three ThunderRidge High School students want to change how students and staff view mental health.

ThunderRidge students want an ‘oasis’ for mental health

Last year, Mia Hayden lost a close friend to suicide. Melanie Zhou’s mother was battling cancer. Then her school principal died of cancer. These life-changing experiences led the two ThunderRidge …
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 …

Wayne Blazek, facilities planning manager at Douglas County School District, holds an outdated manual in a boiler room at Ponderosa High School in Parker. A bond would help address the school’s heating and cooling systems.

Douglas County School District bond measure tackles ‘huge needs’

Inside a classroom at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, the threadbare carpet is 25 years old — stained, worn and uneven in places. The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or …
Business
The outside of Localhost Arena. While still under construction, the arena is set to open toward the end of the month, or the beginning of December.

New esports arena set to open up in Lakewood

The esports, or competitive video gaming industry is starting to blow up all across the world. Celebrities like Drake and Michael Jordan have invested in the industry, and even owners of professional …

Holiday shopping traffic nightmares in rearview mirror, officials hope

On County Line Road during the holidays, traffic more than doubles. More than 100,000 cars frequent the road to access the state's largest indoor mall, Park Meadows, according to Lone Tree officials. …
Park Meadows mall is a major draw for Lone Tree.

Get to know the new shops at Park Meadows

The Park Meadows shopping center has cemented itself as not only a major attraction for Lone Tree residents, but also for people around the state and even in surrounding states. The mall regularly …
Shoppers at the entrance to the Sears at 7001 S. University Blvd. on Oct. 22 in The Streets at SouthGlenn shopping center. The store has run for decades in the location in Centennial, first as part of the former Southglenn Mall. It’s set to close along with 76 other Sears locations nationwide near the end of the year, bringing the total of full Sears stores in Colorado to just seven, according to the company’s website.

Centennial Sears to close after decades

About six decades ago, a young Sue Rosser and her sisters would eagerly await the arrival of the Sears catalog. The Christmas toy catalog was the most anticipated, a dog-eared window into the …

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 …
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