Douglas County School District poised to acquire former Wildlife Experience
The Douglas County School District is taking steps to acquire a complex along Lincoln Boulevard that was formerly The Wildlife Experience museum, and later a University of Colorado campus, with hopes …

Mental Health Initiative a step ahead in Douglas County

Many states, cities and counties find themselves ill prepared to deal with the growing mental health crisis in America, but a proactive move by Douglas County in 2014 is helping the county meet needs …

Clinicians, police professionals work to help citizens in need

Arriving in an unmarked car on a hot summer morning, a Douglas County sheriff's deputy, a certified clinician and a case manager walk calmly into a Highlands Ranch home. The night before, the county …

Community Response Teams change policing

By building a proactive mental health approach into community response through police and fire calls, Douglas County is in a better position than it was five years ago. In 2016, the Castle Rock …

From auto repair to sandwiches

After building a successful auto repair business in Highlands Ranch, Parker couple Jaime and Jared Baird are now venturing into the food industry. Over the summer, the Bairds opened Capriotti's …

Douglas County school chief forges ahead amid whirlwind

Roughly seven years ago, Corey Wise was making the leap from high school principal in the Douglas County School District to working in central administration, but he hoped the new role wasn't his …

County discusses home-based business regulations

Home-based business regulations were the topic of discussion in a special town-hall meeting hosted by the Douglas County commissioners on Nov. 16. Commissioners took citizen questions and concerns …

Panel pushes solutions to Colorado's youth mental health crisis

Not letting up on federal and state lawmakers, Children's Hospital Colorado held another roundtable discussion to push the message that action needs to be taken immediately to address growing mental …

Sterling Ranch in Douglas County is backdrop for old-school cattle drive

Residents of Sterling Ranch had the chance to see cowboys and cowgirls at work during a cattle drive in the community Nov. 21. This was the first time that Sterling Ranch — a 3,400-acre development …

Sky's the limit for Sky Ridge robots

Already serving as one of the state's leaders in robot-assisted surgery, Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree is making a major investment in the future by building a special robotics unit. …

Masks not perfect, but do help, says Tri-County Health chief

His local public-health department has issued another mask-wearing mandate for two metro-Denver counties with nearly 1.2 million people. Even so, John Douglas doesn't hesitate to admit that masks …

Highlands Ranch — 40 years in the making

Capping off a year of monthly presentations to celebrate 40 years of modern-day Highlands Ranch, the Highlands Ranch Historical Society provided residents with insight into how the community …

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Enter and swear in, please

Fort Lupton City Council welcomed three new faces and re-welcomed two others during a swearing-in ceremony Dec. 7 in council chambers. The three new members are former city administrator Claud …

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Miners Alley says farewell to ‘A Christmas Carol’

If you speak to most actors, they’ll tell you that every production creates a family feeling between the cast and crew. And while that feeling is important, it’s fleeting, since people tend to go …

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Opinion: Looking for book ideas this season?

If you are ever looking for a great conversation starter, try asking people what they may be reading.

Opinion: Time to create new rituals for the holidays

The sun is shining, the grass is green. The orange and palm trees sway. Wait, what? With our recent weather here, you’d swear we were in California for the holidays. But we really are a mile high …
Gretchen Lopez

`Every Age Counts!' winners announced

Ageism — discrimination based solely on age — can be directed toward younger as well as older individuals. It devalues a person and negatively impacts each member of our community. It exists in …

In the spirit of the season of giving and receiving

Here we are in another season of giving and receiving. The truth is that we are always in a season of giving and receiving, this time of year just amplifies the spirit of both. And we have all heard …
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Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t …
Winning Words

Opinion: It all starts with the attitude of gratitude

Each day brings us an opportunity to look upon the world in awe and wonder. Depending on where we live, travel to, or vacation, we have opportunities to see and experience some amazing sights. …

Opinion: Finding gratitude, even in these times

Not sure about you, but it doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving time to me right now. It’s usually my favorite holiday — full of gratitude, lots of comfort food, and beloved family rituals. …
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