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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

‘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
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