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Schools expand outreach to families who speak Spanish

The Douglas County School District has used some funding from its English Language Proficiency Act Excellence Award to provide training for Spanish-speaking families in the district. The $130,000 … more

Trail links RidgeGate with Highlands Ranch

A 2.5-mile segment of the East/West Regional Trail was recently completed, running from a trailhead near RidgeGate Parkway and I-25 at Schweiger Ranch to the Cabela's Drive connector trail west of … more

SECORCares to open new facility

A local nonprofit that helps residents of Douglas, Elbert and Arapahoe counties struggling with suburban poverty will show guests its new facility at a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 4. SECORCares and … more

STEM to host youth mental health, wellness event

Learn how to tell the difference between normal teen behavior and something more serious, and find out what kinds of help are available during an upcoming youth mental health and wellness program. … more

South Metro Chamber president to leave for new job

The South Metro Denver Chamber will be hunting for a new leader soon, after President and CEO Bob Golden announced he will step down from the post at the end of October. Golden, who has led the … more

Q&As with the Douglas County School Board candidates

The six candidates for Douglas County School Board answered questions from Colorado Community Media on a variety of issues. To see where they stand on the issues, click on their name below.Andy … more

Students look behind scenes at Sky Ridge

ThunderRidge Senior Ben O'Meara doesn't exactly know what he wants to study in college yet — whether it's physical therapy, psychology or something else entirely, but he at least knows he wants to … more

Sky Ridge certified for second-tier stroke care

Sky Ridge Medical Center has received certification as the only hospital in the state as a thrombectomy-capable stroke center, similar to a Level II trauma designation, meaning it now can perform a … more

Kory Nelson: Douglas County School Board candidate, District F

City or town of residence: Parker Occupation: Attorney Campaign website/contact information: koryforschoolboard.com; koryforschoolboard@gmail.com Why are you seeking this office? My daughter and wife … more

David Ray: Douglas County School Board candidate, District F

City or town of residence: Parker Occupation: Retired educator/current board of education president Campaign website/contact information: davidrayforboe@gmail.com; www.davidrayforboe.com/ Why are … more

Franceen Thompson: Douglas County School Board candidate, District C

City or town of residence: Highlands Ranch Occupation: Financial specialist Campaign website/contact information: Franceen.us, franceen4­dcsd@gmail.com Why are you seeking this office? I felt … more

Susan Meek: Douglas County School Board candidate, District A

City or town of residence: Highlands Ranch Occupation: Director of Strategic Engagement & Communications at the Colorado Association of School Boards Campaign website/contact information: … more

Andy Jones: Douglas County School Board candidate, District A

City or town of residence: Highlands RanchOccupation: Airline pilotCampaign website/contact information: andy4schoolboard@gmail.com; andyforschoolboard.com Why are you seeking this office? I am … more

Elizabeth Hanson: Douglas County School Board candidate, District C

City or town of residence: Highlands Ranch Occupation: Employment attorney Campaign website/contact information: HansonforDCSD@gmail.com; www.HansonforDCSD.com Why are you seeking this office? I … more

New mental health services available in Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch residents now have a new way to address concerns with their emotional wellness after a mental health network recently expanded in the area. AllHealth Network, which hosted an open … more

What is a metro district anyway?

In some ways, the Highlands Ranch Metro District is not so different from other governing bodies, such as towns or cities. They all collect taxes, have elected representatives and provide services … more

Students gain insight about Revolutionary War

Eighth-graders at Cresthill Middle School got the chance to metaphorically time-travel to the American colonial era during an educational activity at the school Oct. 9. The Colorado chapter of the … more

High schools team up to present candidate forum

The speech and debate team at Ponderosa High School and the AP government class at Highlands Ranch High School have teamed up to host a Douglas County Board of Education candidate forum. The forum … more

Metro District seeks input on senior center

The Highlands Ranch Metro District has been working for several months to plan a senior center for older adults in Highlands Ranch. Metro District staff would like to hear from residents about the … more

Voters to decide on tax allocation, extension

In September, Douglas County commissioners approved a ballot question asking voters to extend part of a sales tax and reallocate it from the justice center to transportation. The county's 1% sales … more
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