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Court rules school fundraiser violated First Amendment

The Douglas County School District violated the U.S. Constitution when it supported a fundraiser for a mission trip to Guatemala, according to a district court ruling filed July 17. “In sum, this … more

South Metro Relay for Life coming up July 28

Join other cancer fighters in the Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Centennial and Lone Tree areas July 28 at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of South Metro Denver. Local volunteers and … more

Fall citizens academy applications due Aug. 10

Residents of the 18th Judicial District can get an in-depth look at what happens with a case from the time of arrest to post-conviction by participating in the 2018 fall citizens academy. The free, … more

Man sentenced to 16 years for stabbing death in Englewood

The formerly homeless Englewood man accused of stabbing a Highlands Ranch real-estate agent pleaded guilty to second-degree murder July 13, according to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office. … more

A year after fiscal deal, state may owe refunds

In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado's state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over the next … more

Sheriff: We were not 'in a position to sit around and wait'

Two separate reports recently released confirmed that the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office believe officers were justified when using lethal force in … more

North Korea, polka music on deck in library programs

Upcoming programs at Littleton’s Bemis Library include: “Explore North Korea” with Active Minds — learn about the Kim family leadership, as well as nuclear weapon development, trade and human … more

Sunday workouts help football players fine-tune talents

The midday sun was hot as some parents and even a couple players during a water break found shade under the bleachers at the Lutheran High School football field in Parker. It’s still the off-season … more

Letter to the editor: Thomas is off base

Thomas is off base Commissioner Lora Thomas is simply incorrect in calling for interim Commissioner Diane Holbert to step down prior to the end of her term in January. First, Commissioner Holbert was … more

Take a focused approach to information overload

Thanks again for the tremendous support from the community. I really do love receiving your emails, thoughts and questions, so please keep them coming. One of the more common emails I receive lately … more

Being tailgated — there’s something stupid behind it

The first recorded incident of following at an unsafe distance occurred about an hour after the invention of the automobile. Understandably, that wouldn’t have been possible, but it probably … more

Business cycle may die a slow death

The next 12 to 18 months may mark what is left of the current business cycle. This should not come as a surprise to anyone, as this is one of the longest-running growth cycles in history.¹ The … more

'A lot of people are saying yes to e-bikes' on local trails

Would you know an e-bike if you saw one? For many, the answer is no, said Nick Adamson, natural resource manager of the Highlands Ranch Metro District. “Listening to trail users out here, they have … more

Residents take cool break at Ice Cream Social

On a scorching summer day, hundreds of community members fled to Civic Green Park for all-you-can-eat ice cream and snow cones. This year marked the 20th Ice Cream Social, hosted by the Highlands … more

My Name Is ... Amanda Wochnick

About me I was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington. I graduated from Mountain View High School. I started my hospitality career when I was 16 working in a movie theater. From there, I worked in … more

Residents battle rezoning application for housing

Residents of neighborhoods in southeast Highlands Ranch are fighting a proposed residential development they say would increase traffic, hurt home values and change the atmosphere of the existing … more

Music, comedy, theater coming to Parker

From Sept. 8 through next August, Parker Arts will be offering entertainment events to please people with interests ranging from classical music to dance to comedy to children’s programming. … more

Officers justified in shooting man who killed Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputy, report says

Officers were justified in shooting Matthew Riehl, the gunman killed Dec. 31 in an officer-involved shooting that began after Riehl opened fire on Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies, according … more

Tour immerses visitors into life in foreign country

More than 700 million people in developing countries live on less than $1.90 per day, facing challenges most Americans never will. Compassion International’s The Compassion Experience will make a … more
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