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Standout Performers: Douglas County

Nick Englhard, Mountain Vista The junior left-handed pitcher got the final two outs with the tying run on base to earn the save in an 8-7 baseball win over Cherry Creek on March 16. Justin Sandberg, … more

Solutions to gun violence explored at church forum

Jane Dougherty's sister, a school psychologist, was one of 26 people killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut. On March 18, Doughtery, a Littleton resident, … more

Planting seeds for opera appreciation

Even opera singers understand that their artform of choice can be easy to make fun of at times, even if the things people assume about opera are wrong. “People think operas are impossible to … more

Program builds bridges to span generations

First, you take your partner's hand and look him or her in the eye. Next, you introduce yourself. Then, you ask for their name. Last, you give a compliment. These are the guidelines of Bessie's Hope, … more

Check into Denver native’s ‘Apartment 212’

For a long time, I was one of those people who wrote off horror films as cheap scares or excuses to get as gory as possible. But once you study what a good horror film can be, it becomes obvious the … more

'Linking Asia' exhibit nearing end at Denver Art Museum

“Linking Asia,” at the Denver Art Museum only through April 1, starts with the legendary Silk Road, which included land and sea routes, illustrating how ideas, techniques, materials and trade … more

Valor forward achieves impressive numbers on ice

Luke Wheeler finished his short Valor Christian hockey career in impressive fashion. The senior led Valor into the Colorado state hockey tournament finals, topped the state in scoring with 56 points … more

Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to … more

6th District Republican challenger criticizes Coffman's 'move to the left'

Roger Edwards is running to be the Republican candidate for U.S. Congressional District 6 — which includes Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Greenwood Village, Aurora, Littleton, northern Thornton and … more

Ponderosa athlete is master of the mat

Ponderosa junior Cohlton Schultz is a modest wrestler who is on his way to becoming one of the best in Colorado. Schultz moved up to 285 pounds and wrapped up an undefeated season (50-0) by winning … more

Medical assistant at Highlands Ranch office in need of help

A local family physician is asking the community for help in a time of need. For five years, Terry Krause has been practicing at Highlands Ranch Medical Associates, an office near Town Center South. … more

Make-believe trading is investment in future

Some students stood on chairs. Others waved their arms and made cryptic hand gestures. The noise in the room was deafening, and nobody stayed in their seats. While it might sound like a classroom out … more

End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it … more

Centennial Water promotes programs to reduce usage

Warmer temperatures and longer days may have residents itching to fix up their lawns for spring. Centennial Water and Sanitation District reminds community members to be smart about their water usage … more

Douglas County, Castle Rock institute Stage 1 fire restrictions

Douglas County and the Town of Castle Rock announced on March 15 that both are instituting Stage 1 fire restrictions, which limit the use of open fires, open burning and fireworks. Under Stage 1 fire … more

Special Olympians take to the ice for championships

Their blades whispered across the ice as each athlete competed in the Special Olympics Figure and Speed Skating Championship Meet on March 10 at South Suburban Ice Arena in Centennial. The area just … more

Douglas County schools earn state awards

A number of Douglas County schools have been recognized by the Colorado Department of Education for high academic achievement. The following schools have been honored with the Governor's … more

Broncos will make their Case with new quarterback

Case Keenum is joining his fifth team in five years and the Denver Broncos are turning to their fifth quarterback since Peyton Manning retired 24 months ago. General manager John Elway called Keenum … more

Police use of social media to deliver news concerns some experts

It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised. Then, an introduction: "I would like you to hear from me, what happened,'' Douglas … more

Douglas County students leave class to advocate for school safety

In front of the main entrance to Highlands Ranch High School stood about 100 students. Some held up large posters with writing, others chanted, “We want change and we want it now,” and, “Show … more
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