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Fourteeners rack up big numbers

Ross Erickson, 29, started climbing fourteeners — mountains with more than 14,000 feet elevation — eight years ago when he moved to Colorado. “Illinois doesn’t have any,” he said jokingly … more

Sky Ridge celebrates 15 years in Lone Tree

Laci Van Loozen wishes she still lived in Colorado. Instead, her and her family make the trip up from Austin, Texas, once every five years, and she always makes a stop at the place she was born. Van … more

Classical Christian school celebrates expansion

In six years, Arma Dei Academy has grown from six students housed in the basement of a local church to 200 students in grades K-8. The private classical Christian school campus sits off Wildcat … more

My Name Is ... Joyce Carnes

About me My father was an enlisted Marine. I was born at Camp Pendleton in California. We moved around a little bit. Most of my growing up was done in the Alexandria, Virginia area, right outside of … more

How to avoid spikes in water bills

In recent months on social media, some residents have expressed concerns over higher-than-normal water bills. A hike of more than $100 caught one resident off guard. “We have been in the same house … more

Summit breaks down senior law, safety issues

The 18th Judicial District’s 2018 Senior Law and Safety Summit is coming up Sept. 15 at the Charles Schwab conference center in Lone Tree. Attendees can go to educational workshops on scams, … more

'Gap' construction launches after Labor Day

The long-awaited expansion project of Interstate 25 between Castle Rock and Monument, an area commonly called “the Gap,” is nearly here. Construction to widen the stretch of I-25 from two lanes … more

Area hospitals honored for heart, stroke care

Nine Centura Health hospitals have received Get With The Guidelines awards, given by American Heart Association/American Stroke Assication to hospitals that provide industry-leading heart and stroke … more

Search for clues is path to Littleton’s old days

“Treasure the present and hunt for the past” is Historic Littleton Inc.’s motto. If you attended Littleton’s Western Welcome Week Parade on Aug. 18, you may have noted some vintage vehicles … more

In search of cultural honor

It is not often that a theater company has the opportunity to be part of a play from inception to production, but that’s just one of the things that makes the Athena Project such an important part … more

Swim Across America makes waves at Chatfield

Lauren Alfino is just a little more stubborn than others. On an impossibly perfect Colorado day, hundreds of swimmers prepared for a dip in the Chatfield Reservoir Aug. 26. And Alfino, undoubtedly, … more

Young Marines learn from Navajo Code Talkers

Ten members of the Douglas County Young Marines attended National Navajo Code Talkers Day, which recognizes the Navajo men who joined the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II as communication … more

School board: 'We have to pass this'

The Douglas County Board of Education recently approved two tax measures for additional funding on the November ballot. Now, the pressure is on. “To me, it would be devastating to lose this,” … more

ACC president earns excellence award

Arapahoe Community College President Diana Doyle has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 NASPA IV-West Presidential Excellence Award. Doyle, who has served as president of ACC since April … more

Youth orchestra expands to Centennial

A non-auditioned community youth orchestra that began in January 2017 in Highlands Ranch will soon offer classes in Cenennial. Classes at the second Symply Symphonic! location, Colorado Music … more

Mark your calendar: Run for One

Highlands Ranch resident Margie Schoedel hopes to raise $10,000 at her upcoming fundraiser, Run For One. The annual 5K and 2K is scheduled for Sept. 8 at Mountainview Christian Church, 40 E. … more

Top 'eventing' riders coming to Parker

The American Eventing Championship — the nation's highest level of competition in the sport of eventing — will come to the Colorado Horse Park in Parker from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. About 500 people … more

Youth Congress teams teens up with area civic leaders

High school students looking for a legislative leadership opportunity are invited to apply for Youth Congress. The program unites high school students from around Douglas County with area civic … more

Shanahan awarded 'Fire in the Gut' honor

To the tune of AC/DC's “Thunderstruck,” five retired Navy SEALs parachuted down to Centennial Airport to kick off the 2018 Navy SEAL Foundation's Denver Evening of Tribute. The banquet, held Aug. … more

Electronics, personal papers taken at recycling event

Relying on a personal shredder or using a regular waste-disposal service might not ensure that sensitive information is being safely destroyed. To help residents properly dispose of their … more
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