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For classic video games, step aboard the Retro-Cade

Good news for Millennials wondering if their Mortal Kombat skills are still sharp: You can test them on Friday nights in Littleton this summer aboard the Retro-Cade, a former DIA shuttle bus turned … more

‘Pick a Number, Start a Story’ is write stuff

Sue Viders of Lone Tree has recently published “Pick A Number, Start a Story,” subtitled: “Your ticket to the wonders of storytelling.” A workbook, with spaces for a prospective author’s … more

School district's draft budget reflects recovery

After a year of financial finagling to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Douglas County School District's budgetary projections for the 2021-22 school year are looking better. According to a draft … more

Lutheran High School celebrates graduation

Lutheran High School's class of 2021 walked across the stage at Southeast Christian Church to receive their diplomas May 26. Valedictorians Ainsley Groetken, Sydney Samuels, Katie Sundrup, Noah … more

Equity policy keeps sparking comments

The Douglas County School Board predicted back in March that an equity policy the board was considering would upset some parents. But perhaps board directors underestimated just how unhappy some … more

Local sisters publish children's book

Looking to make something positive in a year of COVID-19, two local sisters came together to fulfill a childhood dream of writing a book. The children's book, “Tango's Teddy,” is now available … more

Male infertility treatment company opens in Douglas County

When a couple looks to get pregnant, the standard recommendation for a woman younger than 35 is to try for a year without getting evaluated for fertility issues, a Douglas County doctor says. But if … more

ThunderRidge graduates celebrate

A resplendent day capped the year for the ThunderRidge High School Class of 2021 on May 22 at EchoPark Stadium in Parker. Kelsey Bubier delivered her commencement address, titled "Learning to Embrace … more

STEM graduates proud to persevere in tough year

More than 150 STEM School Highlands Ranch students took the final step in their high school careers on May 20. As students accepted their high school diplomas, students and guest speakers talked … more

Douglas County School Board meeting structure draws scrutiny

When and how the Douglas County School Board hears public comment at its meetings has drawn recent scrutiny from some community members, although the board president says changes to how agendas are … more

New leader coming to Arapahoe Community College

Dr. Stephanie Fujii wasn’t always sure college was right for her. But when she takes the helm of Arapahoe Community College as its new president on July 12, she says it’s exactly where she wants … more

Art dedication focuses on healing, mental health

Sometimes in the darkest of times, it is important to find light, seek out the positive and come together as a community. Two years after the shooting at STEM Schools Highlands Ranch, one student did … more

STEM school student wins playwriting contest

For the first time in its eight years of recognizing young playwrights, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) recognized talents at the middle school level. Eighth-grade STEM School … more

Students prepare to present work in virtual show

A pandemic will not stop students from letting their creativity shine. The Douglas County School District is preparing to host a virtual art show, keeping with an annual tradition to present student … more

Douglas County leaders push for changes in school COVID protocols

First one secondary school closed its doors. Then four. Within days, six Douglas County middle and high schools had shuttered to in-person learning, sending those students back online for two weeks … more

Douglas County School Board names permanent superintendent

The Douglas County School Board has offered interim Superintendent Corey Wise the district’s permanent superintendent role after a months-long that search came down to a mix of internal and … more

‘In-person learning is here to stay’

After a flurry of schools closed amid COVID-19 outbreaks, Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise had a message for the community recently. “In-person learning is here to stay,” … more

Summer youth camps planned at ACC

The end of the school year is right around the corner, and Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is excited to offer more than 100 camps to help kids and teens stay engaged, active and safe this summer. … more

Snakes in the grass on the move

Even with some scattered rain and snowstorms, the hint of warmer weather leads to more sightings of snakes and other small animals as they prepare for the hot summer months. Isaac Mertens, owner of … more

Students work to prevent suicide among veterans

With suicide rates among veterans continuing to increase, especially during the pandemic, a group of Highlands Ranch teens came together to help educate and inform in the name of prevention. Colorado … more
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