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HRCA honored for going green

The Highlands Ranch Community Association is being recognized internationally for its eco-friendly practices. In April, the HRCA was one of three organizations honored as model examples of … more

Two new Colorado titles for a reader’s bookshelf

South-area readers follow many interests related to Colorado through print — on paper and online. Some of us build a small — or sizable — collection over the years. Among the new titles are a … more

My Name Is ... Sandy Perkins of Centennial

Going south I grew up in southeast Denver. My husband and I were high-school sweethearts. We knew the area, so we moved to Littleton from Denver. We've been in the Backcountry (in Highlands Ranch) … more

Littleton tea room offers a European getaway

Natasha du Coco wants her new tea room in downtown Littleton to be a place where people can get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A place where customers aren’t checking their email or … more

'An opportunity to see heroes'

The event was dedicated to recognizing officers who had acted heroically, showed impeccable training and saved lives throughout the year, but at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office 2018 Award … more

Castle Rock soccer league has deeper mission

The Douglas County Fairgrounds' athletic fields on May 31 were buzzing with activity — baseball games and families chatting as they watched their children. Field No. 4 was alive, too. The game: … more

Elephant Rock rides again

An event-filled weekend in Castle Rock ended with one of the town's most iconic summer events welcoming Coloradans to the cycling season. The 31st annual Elephant Rock Cycling Festival finished off … more

Meet your favorite maker at Comic Con

It is easy to get swept up in all the glitz and celebrity when attending Denver Comic Con, but it’s the writers and artists who are responsible for creating the worlds we love to get lost in. One … more

Supreme Court rules on side of Lakewood baker

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop in a case that LGBTQ advocates and religious freedom advocates alike have been eyeing closely. Masterpiece owner Jack … more

SeaQuest Aquarium opens at Southwest Plaza

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium opened at Southwest Plaza in south Jefferson County on June 2, showcasing more than 300 species, including stingrays, sharks, turtles, snakes, lizards and birds. The … more

Summer music fest returns for 13th year

Music lovers again will converge on Civic Green Park for the 13th annual Highlands Ranch Music and Arts Festival. The free, two-day family event features music groups performing jazz, swing, … more

Housing prices soar beyond income growth in Denver metro area

Housing prices in the Denver area are starting to stretch the limits of what the market can feasibly support, according to new research from CoreLogic, a California-based real estate analytics firm. … more

Backcountry Wilderness Area brings the outdoors up close

Whether it's hiking, biking, horseback riding or camping, the Backcountry Wilderness Area offers all of the activities that embody sweet summertime in Colorado. The 8,200-acre area borders the … more

Keepsake watch back with owner after mix-up

More than four months after a mix-up at a Highlands Ranch shop, a Centennial woman has gotten her keepsake watch back. “I did pick up my father's watch yesterday. Wow,” said Kathy Melchior, 67, … more

Valor Christian wins third baseball title in a row

Keith Wahl was coaching down the first-base line on May 30 and Brian Bonn was in the third-base coaching box as Valor Christian won its third straight Class 4A state baseball championship with a 5-1 … more

Wildlife officials remind residents to be bear aware in Colorado

With summer approaching, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is encouraging residents statewide to take measures to avoid unwanted encounters with bears. The department has received eight reports of … more

Colorado Community Media adds pair of Denver monthlies

Colorado Community Media is the new owner of the popular monthly newspapers Life on Capitol Hill and The Washington Park Profile. By adding the two newspapers, as of May 25, CCM now owns 20 community publications across the Denver metro area. more

Governor picks 18th District judge for Colorado Supreme Court

Gov. John Hickenlooper has named Carlos Samour to the Colorado Supreme Court, filling a vacancy being left by Chief Justice Nancy Rice's imminent retirement. Samour, currently the chief judge in the … more

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state … more

Unaffiliated voters in Douglas County can cast ballots in primary

This year's primary election is a historic one for Colorado. For the first time, unaffiliated voters will be allowed to participate in the primary, set for June 26, without first registering with a … more
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