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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 … more

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 … more

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 The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or … more

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 … more

Douglas County school board to keep current policy on medical marijuana in place

Since Benjamin Wann started taking medical marijuana nearly three years ago, he hasn't had a seizure. Wann, a junior at Mountain Vista, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 3 years old. In 2014, Sarah … 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

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

Tips to stay safe during severe afternoon storms

Torrential downpours, high-speed winds and flash-flood warnings in areas of Highlands Ranch the week of July 23 signaled the start of monsoon season. And for some residents, the erratic weather was … more

Tennis Pavilion in Highlands Ranch is served an upgrade

Northridge Recreation Center recently underwent an extensive renovation to update the facility, which is the oldest of the four recreation centers in Highlands Ranch. Now, it’s the Tennis … more

'Almost like Christmas in the summertime'

One week every summer, Schomp Automotive transforms into a hub of family-friendly activities and events for a cause: Children's Hospital Colorado Burn Center. The only one of its kind in the state, … more

My Name is Rev. Annie Arnoldy

About me I was born and raised in Greenwood Village — not too far from here. I went to Hope United Methodist Church. I attended Colorado State University and have a BA in English. I then went to … more

Pets: ‘They are yours for life’

Shannon Whitecotton’s six dogs have taught her patience, tolerance, how to love unconditionally. They keep life interesting. “We have learned that food can and will be eaten if left on a counter … more

My Name Is... Patrick Armould

About me I was born and raised in south metro Denver. I grew up in Cherry Hills and now I live in Castle Pines. Family is the most important thing to me. I have a younger brother, Colin. He's … more

Time to Talk: 'There is help and hope'

Lora Thomas vividly remembers the day: a snowy February afternoon in 2012. She was Douglas County’s coroner then and she was standing in the kitchen of a home in Parker, talking with a father who … more

School tool kit, online screenings geared toward early intervention

Mental Health Colorado, the state’s leading mental health advocacy organization, offers two unique tools for the public to promote the prevention and early intervention of mental illness — one … more

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
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