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Metro district decides against site for senior center

Plans for a senior center at a site near Town Center have come to a halt amid parking concerns. The Highlands Ranch Metro District, in partnership with Shea Properties, intended to build the … more

New trial date set for suspect in trooper's death

A district court judge on Feb. 20 set new trial dates in the case of Noe Gamez-Ruiz, the man who has now twice gone to trial after pleading not guilty to charges in the 2016 death of Colorado State … more

Suburbanites show political divide based on background

America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse. But it's not that … more

Second suspect arrested following chase, fatal crash in Littleton

Denver police arrested a second suspect in connection with a police chase that ended with a deadly crash in Littleton on Feb. 6, according to a news release. Mario Juan Jose, 24, was arrested in … more

South metro Denver area braces for potential flight-path changes

Disruptions to daily life and disturbances to the environment are among the consequences south metro-area mayors fear could land on their cities if a federal plan to reroute airplane traffic is … more

Who is getting what from the mill levy override?

Kathy Dorman has taught science at Ponderosa High School in Parker for 35 years. Last year, she campaigned for a $40 million mill levy override that the Douglas County Board of Education said would … more

DA’s office outlines proper debt-collection practices

Scare-tactic scams are widespread, specifically callers purporting to be debt collectors and threatening arrest if the party refuses to immediately pay According to a news release from the 18th … more

Winery opens doors in Highlands Ranch

Ashlee and James Brejcha have been crafting wine and beer in their Parker home for six years. What started as a hobby transformed into a full-time business. On Jan. 24, the couple opened Purgatory … more

IN THEIR BUSINESS: News and notes from the business community

Hotels change hands Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver, has assumed management of three metro Denver Hyatt properties, according to a … more

CTE Month raises awareness of technical training

Centura Health, the Denver-based healthcare company, has announced new programs and apprenticeships through local schools to help students get a head start into the workforce. This fall, Centura … more

Library district's board of trustees appoints former school board president

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is facing backlash from some residents for its decision to appoint former school board president Meghann Silverthorn to the Douglas County Libraries Board of … more

Bill would place more judges in stressed judicial districts

In some Colorado district courtrooms, a continually growing caseload is overwhelming staff. Dockets are swelling. Felony case filings in particular have spiked across the state in recent years. … more

Jayne Davicsin loved surfing, roller coasters

Jayne Davicsin was 25 when she died, but to her stepdad Frank Costello, she'll always be a little girl. Davicsin was killed in the early hours of Feb. 6 when a woman fleeing police crashed into a car … more

Ryan Carter was 'miracle' only child

Ryan Carter's parents called him their “miracle baby.” Ryan's mom Tracy was 35 when he was born, following years of fertility treatments. His due date was Christmas, but he arrived 10 days early. … more

Second mistrial declared for suspect in trooper's death

For the second time, a mistrial has been declared in the case of a man accused of crashing into and killing Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue more than two years ago. Noe Gamez-Ruiz faces charges of … more

Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

Following Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking a bill to join other states in casting … more

'Shark Tank' event coming to Lone Tree

The South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Shark Tank event April 30 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. The event goes from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will feature six nonprofit … more

License renewal kiosk opens at supermarket

What do grocery shopping and renewing a license plate have in common? They are now simultaneously available at King Soopers in Highlands Ranch, thanks to Douglas County's new kiosk feature. The … more

Poll finds support for public lands protections in the west

Colorado residents continue to support efforts to keep public lands protected and accessible, according to the ninth annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West … more

Legislature advances bill to import cheaper drugs in Colorado

Colorado has joined a growing number of states that want to cut certain prescription drug prices by importing licensed drugs from Canada. The idea is central to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis' campaign … more
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