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Letter to the editor: Elect board members who listen

Two of my grandchildren are enrolled in Douglas County elementary schools and I am concerned about the upcoming school board elections and the future of public education. Things that bother me: … more

My Name Is ... Kallie Leyba

About me I am a sixth-generation Colorado native. I grew up in Golden, where my family lived in the same home for my entire childhood, and I attended Jefferson County Public schools — from which … more

Indictment paints picture of large pot-trafficking ring in south metro area

An enterprise based in the south metro Denver area sent marijuana through the mail, sold it to out-of-state buyers and cultivated pot in upscale neighborhoods, according to a 98-page indictment. Two … more

Editorial: It’s time to talk about mental health

Sydney Chapin is 19. She grew up in Highlands Ranch and graduated from Rock Canyon High School. She will tell you she is privileged: She has had a comfortable life, materially. But over her young … more

Former Rock Canyon student competing in 2018 Winter Olympics

A former Rock Canyon High School student has been selected to play for the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team at the 2018 Winter Olympics, USA Hockey announced Jan. 1. Troy Terry, 20, will be on one … more

Letter to the editor: Current direction reduces choice

According to the DCSD community survey, most of us think that charter schools add value to our district. However, over the past few years, Silverthorn, Geddes, Peck and Reynolds (board majority) have … more

Air quality improving, but still not ideal

There are some days, primarily in the summer months between May and September, when Coloradans should re-think partaking in vigorous exercise outside. But that doesn’t mean the air quality here is so concerning that everybody should feel they … more

Highlands Ranch tennis pavilion getting extensive improvements

Tennis is a challenging sport that requires frequent practice. For locals wanting to maintain their game throughout the year, Northridge Tennis Pavilion is being upgraded. The six indoor and five … more

Douglas County commissioner nominated for U.S. marshal of Colorado

President Donald Trump has nominated Douglas County Commissioner David Weaver to serve as the United States marshal for the District of Colorado, according to a Nov. 17 news release from the White … more

Guest column: Civil dialogue is needed on Colorado’s energy future

They say you shouldn’t talk politics, religion or money in polite company. We disagree. We believe that controversial issues deserve collaborative and innovative problem solving working to keep … more

Employment in Colorado for July 2011

Employers in Colorado added 3,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,241,500 jobs, according to the survey of business … more

Letter to the editor: Time for change

I am a retired educator whose two children received a quality education in Bellevue, Nebraska.  I am concerned that my granddaughter will be offered less here. The high teacher turnover … more

Remembering Roy Halladay, a hometown all-star

The hard work and determination Roy Halladay brought to his athletics is something Jeff Legault, baseball coach at Dakota Ridge High School, teaches to his players daily. As an assistant coach at Arvada West High School in the early 1990s, … 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

Letter to the editor: Bill would bring a boost

As the president of the Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Littleton, I strongly support the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Future Generations Act (SB18-143), a bill that will provide critical … more

My Name Is ...

Raised in the Ranch I was born in the Denver area and raised in Highlands Ranch. I went to high school at Mountain Vista. I have two degrees. I received a bachelor’s in business from University of Colorado Colorado Springs and I just got my … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for unity, community

After eight years of failing reforms, outside interests continue to try to divide the residents of Douglas County. Grassroots candidates prevailed in 2015. This year, outside interests are funding … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Josh Harnden, Legend The senior midfielder scored the winning goal in the soccer team's 1-0 win over Ponderosa on Oct. 17. Cole Sprout, Valor Christian The sophomore standout won the 4A … more

Historical society plans trips, tours

Take in a theater show in Lakewood, visit Boulder for a dinner show or take a trip to see Ute Indian Prayer Trees on one of the Highlands Ranch Historical Society RTD bus tours for 2018. Space is … more

Looking for and finding simplicity is the fastest pathway to success

I don’t know about you, but there have been so many times, too many times, where I have done things the hard way. Looking back, I can clearly see the path that would have been much simpler, so much … more
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