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Douglas County caucuses: 'It's important everybody's involved in this'

Zoe Wilson was the youngest person at a Democratic caucus at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch. The 18-year-old wants to see Cary Kennedy win the governor's race this November, she said, … more

Choir for seniors continues to grow

As a kid, Jamie Howell often caught her mom and dad singing around the house. She picked up the hobby and hasn't stopped since. Howell moved to highlands Ranch four years ago and lives in a … more

Douglas County students to participate in school walkout planned for March 14

Some Douglas County students are planning to join schools across the nation in a walkout at 10 a.m. March 14. The event, called “#Enough National School Walkout,” is in response to the Feb. 14 … more

ThunderRidge principal loses battle with cancer

The community is mourning the loss of ThunderRidge High School principal Chris Tabeling, who died from cancer at the age of 46 the morning of March 4. “He was passionate about his families — his … more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more

‘All of our jails are psychiatric facilities’

At 17 years old, Michael was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also was battling an addiction to heroin. Through his father’s private insurance, he received treatment and medication for both. In … more

School board to consider ballot questions to boost funding

Built in 1962, Douglas County High School needs more than $17 million worth of capital repairs, according to Principal Tony Kappas. The original plumping needs maintenance, pipes are rusting — some … more

Series: Time to talk about mental illness

It’s time to talk: Don’t we all know someone who is struggling with some form of mental illness or mental health challenge? Colorado Community Media has launched a series of articles … more

School voucher program case dismissed by Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a controversial school voucher program case to be dismissed, according to a news release from the Douglas County School District. The decision was made Jan. 25, … more

My Name Is... Tye Clark

About me I like playing basketball — I've been doing that for about four years. I go to Rocky Heights Middle School. I'm in eighth grade. I like weight class and science or P.E. I live near … more

Q&A with Wendy and Erik Skaalerud, developers of Orangetheory locations and Inngi Float

What is your story as a couple? Wendy: We met when we were 13 years old. My friends and his friends ran in a similar circle. We dated as seniors in high school in Denver. We both kind of traveled our … more

Interim superintendent will apply for permanent position

Douglas County School District interim Superintendent Erin Kane has announced that she will apply for the permanent superintendent position. “Many of you have asked me if I intend to apply,” Kane … more

Highlands Ranch man arrested in connection with infant daughter's death

A Highlands Ranch man was arrested Jan. 10 in connection with the death of his infant daughter, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. On May 10, 2017, deputies … more

My Name Is ... Victoria Holgate

About me I was born in Minnesota, but as a kid we moved around and I ended up in Colorado in 1983. Other than spending a little time in Washington and Mississippi, I've lived in Colorado since then. … more

Gadget would ease phone use for outdoor enthusiasts

When he is cruising through the Backcountry Wilderness Area on his mountain bike, Anthony Dobaj prefers to listen to music. But in the past, he found it difficult to pull his iPhone out of his pocket … more

'It's up to us to remember him and to be like him'

Zackari Parrish was the type of deputy who would shield a child's eyes if a parent were being handcuffed, explained Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley. Parrish took the lead in organizing a … more

Highlands Ranch mother suspected of killing newborn baby

A Highlands Ranch mother was taken into custody after a deceased infant was found in her backyard the night of Jan. 2, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Douglas … more

Girl’s illness leads mom to write children’s book about cancer

After finding out that her then 9-year-old daughter had leukemia, Elizabeth Billups went into her kids’ bedroom and collapsed on the bed. She stared into the darkness as glow-in-the-dark stars … more

Slain Douglas County deputy 'never gave up'

Hardworking. Team player. Fun. Dedicated. Devoted. Father. Husband. Human. This is how colleagues, friends and family members described Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish, who was killed in the … more

Rock Canyon students leave their mark downtown

On a recent December afternoon, a handful of Rock Canyon High School students traveled to downtown Denver to transform a gray concrete wall into a colorful Colorado landscape. The students, along … more
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