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KidFest draws a crowd

More than 1,500 residents gathered at Civic Green Park on June 9 for KidFest. The Highlands Ranch Metro District hosts the annual event. The family-friendly morning featured free activities, live … more

My Name Is... Victoria Childress of Highlands Ranch

About me I live in Highlands Ranch. I go to Colorado Connections Academy online school. I like all subjects, except for science. For fun, I go outside and I like my music lessons and ballet. I have … more

School-district committee studies capacity issues

Douglas County School Board members point to unbalanced enrollment in the district, including issues with overcrowding at some schools and underutilization of others, as the reason for denying a … more

Four incumbents elected to Metro District board

Four incumbents have been elected to the Highlands Ranch Metro District Board of Directors. Jim Worley won the May 8 election with 1,633 votes; Carolyn Schierholz received 1,595; Allen Dreher had … more

My Name is Whitney Gunderson

About me I’m originally from Iowa. I’ve been out here for eight years. I graduated from Colorado Christian University in Lakewood with a business and marketing degree. After college, I loved … more

‘You don’t know all the people you have touched’

Becca Tuska was 16 years old when doctors left a surgical tool in her body during surgery for a sports injury. The former dancer spent the next year fighting infections as doctors searched for a … more

HRCA proposes universal fence color

To make the community more aesthetically pleasing, the Highlands Ranch Community Association is proposing a universal stain color for most private residential fences. “We are answering an outcry … more

School principal, developer and nonprofit leader ‘soar’

Diane Smethills is the principal of Sterling Ranch, a $4.4 billion forward-thinking development spanning 3,400 acres west of Highlands Ranch. Tamra Ryan is the CEO of Women’s Bean Project, a … more

Douglas County teachers join rally at state Capitol

Elina Asensio, 12, goes to Northridge Elementary School in Highlands Ranch. On April 26, she stood in front of the state Capitol as she talked about her teachers. They inspire her, she said. They … more

Cyberbullying can take lasting toll on teens

Camryn Cowdin was checking her Facebook page when she saw hateful posts from a person she considered a friend. Her name was never used, but she knew the words were about her. “He would directly … more

Sexting poses legal, psychological risks for teens

When Douglas County Deputy Jay Martin first started teaching about relationships, digital safety and substance abuse prevention, maybe one high school student in each of his classes would raise his … more

How to help kids manage the digital world

The answer isn’t simple, but educators and mental health professionals agree that steps can be taken to combat the adverse affects of social media use. Setting screen time limits, along with … more

Douglas County School District will be closed on April 26 as teachers rally at Capitol

Neighborhood, magnet and alternative schools in the Douglas County School District will be closed April 26, as teachers participate in a rally at the state Capitol in Denver, interim Superintendent … more

Douglas County School Board approves contract for new superintendent

The school board's choice to become the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District is being offered an annual salary of $258,420, according to a contract unanimously approved by the … more

Community members weigh in on board's superintendent decision

For many community members, the Douglas County School Board's selection of Thomas Tucker as permanent superintendent is another affirmation of the positive direction the school district is heading. … more

Douglas County School Board's choice for new superintendent is leader of district in Cincinnati

He's trustworthy, student-centered, an inspiration, a lifelong learner. That's how Douglas County School Board members described their choice for the district's new superintendent. At a special … more

Douglas County School Board poised to pick new superintendent

The Douglas County School Board is expected to announce its choice for the permanent superintendent position this week, paring down a list of three finalists. Erin Kane, who has served as interim … more

Interim superintendent not among finalists for post

After leading the Douglas County School District for nearly two school years, interim Superintendent Erin Kane will not be given the opportunity to lead the district on a permanent basis. Kane, who … more

Douglas County School Board announces finalists for superintendent, with Kane not among them

The Douglas County School Board has announced three finalists for the permanent superintendent position. Interim Superintendent Erin Kane is not one of them. According to a March 29 email to Douglas … more

Douglas County commissioner accepts appointment as U.S. marshal for Colorado

Douglas County Commissioner David Weaver has accepted the appointment of United States Marshal for the District of Colorado, according to a news release issued March 27 by Douglas County. He will … more
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