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Suspect killed after exchange of gunfire with Douglas County deputies

Following a traffic incident in which suspects fired at deputies the morning of Nov. 27, one suspect is dead, another is wounded and at a local hospital, and one is in custody, authorities from the … more

Centennial water rate increases proposed for next four years

To fund water-treatment infrastructure needs, Centennial Water & Sanitation District is proposing increases to water and wastewater rates for Highlands Ranch customers. Over the next four years, … more

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 … more

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 The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or … more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

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
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