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Coffman booed as people demand action on guns

Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last month in the Florida school shooting. “Let's do something for them!” one man yelled at the beginning of … more

Flu season makes impact across Colorado

A record number of Coloradans have been hospitalized for the flu this year, and metro-area health officials are urging residents to get the vaccine for the contagious illness if they haven't already … more

GOP governor candidates avoid squabbles in forum

Powerful statewide positions and big family names — think Bush and Romney — hover over the Republican race for governor. But political posturing about being an outsider was also on display at a … more

Applications accepted for spring citizens academy

Interested residents can learn more about the criminal justice system during a free, seven-week citizens' academy offered by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Academy classes take place … more

Democrats in Colorado Legislature stop three gun bills

Three gun-related proposals — one propelled by a former Columbine High School student — in the state Legislature hit a wall the week after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17, but … more

In Their Business

Eyeglass store opens in Arapahoe County America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses has expanded with a new location near Centennial and Lone Tree. The store carries designer eyeglass frames, contact … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Ronnie DeGray III, Chaparral The junior scored 30 of his 34 points in the second half of a 92-91 double overtime boys basketball victory over Regis Jesuit on Feb. 14 Brendan Sullivan, Highlands Ranch … more

Local students walk out to show support for shooting victims

Students at Chaparral, Highlands Ranch and ThunderRidge high schools walked out of school Feb. 21 to show support for victims and family members of the recent school shooting in Florida. Students … more

On campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, seeded fifth in the Class 5A state basketball playoffs, earned a first-round bye and will face the winner of the Legacy-Cherokee Trail game in a … more

There are powerful traits that make difference makers different

What is it about those people who make a difference in our lives? Sometimes it is just the littlest thing that they have done or shown us, and other times it is something so profound that it has an … more

Knock off the buffering against winter suffering

This is the winter of my discontented discontent. You call this winter? How am I going to appreciate spring if winter is spring? I need a few sunless days, and to be closed in by snowbanks. I want … more

‘America’s Musical Journey’ on IMAX screen at museum

“America’s Musical Journey,” a new 40-minute, 3D IMAX film, opened on Feb. 16 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, narrated by actor Morgan Freeman. The … more

Book events are perfect for waning days of winter

It’s an active season in the publishing world as well as a great time of year to curl up with a new book or old favorite — and/or, most especially, to read aloud to children — and each other. … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

Calling all women

The Athena Project has an inspiring effect on the people and artists who get involved with the annual festival. Just ask Dominique Flores, the events coordinator with Athena. “I started as an … more

Northridge Recreation Center renovation complete

On Feb. 16, the Highlands Ranch Community Association unveiled the new and improved Northridge Recreation Center. Following a renovation that began last April, high ceilings and sleek surfaces have … more

Valentine's Day party promotes community

Community members of all ages gathered at the iconic Highlands Ranch Mansion on Feb. 13 to celebrate Valentine's Day. Young children occupied the dance floor, swirling around with their hands tied to … more

My Name Is ... Maurine Sweeney

About me I was born in eastern Kansas in a small town called Holton. I went to Kansas State University and graduated from University of Kansas School of Medicine. In 1982, I moved to Denver to do my … more

STEM students get lessons in using internet safely

Simi Basu stood at the front of a colorful classroom at STEM School Highlands Ranch and asked a group of exuberant first-graders a series of questions. “What personal information should you not … more
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