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'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 …
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Resentencing means teen convicted of murder will be eligible for parole

A man who was convicted of helping to kill his friend's mother in Highlands Ranch in 1998 spoke in court after his friends, parents and defense attorneys painted a detailed picture of the strides the …
Fossils found in Highlands Ranch are believed to be from a triceratops, a three-horned herbivore that often grew to be 30 feet long and 10 feet tall.

Dinosaur fossils found in Highlands Ranch

A dinosaur that once roamed what is now Highlands Ranch met the open air for the first time in more than 66 million years, after a construction crew discovered its bones at a construction site in …

Fallen officers golf tourney set for Aug. 12

The Meridian Golf Club is holding a golf tournament in support of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Fallen Officers Fund Aug. 12. Tee-off time is 8:30 a.m. and all proceeds go toward the fallen officers …

Experts weigh benefits of school resource officers

Leaders in school safety and law enforcement agree that school resource officers offer more than security. They provide education about issues like cyberbullying and dating violence and engrain …

Parents, community members seek school security solutions

David Ray, president of the Douglas County Board of Education, opened a May 14 school board meeting with a moment of silence for Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the May 7 school shooting at STEM …
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SkyView Academy graduates toss their caps into the air at a May 18 commencement ceremony at the school in Highlands Ranch. Roughly 60 students made up the class of 2019.

SkyView Academy encouraged to challenge limits

Just shy of 60 SkyView Academy graduates tossed their caps into the air, signaling the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next. The May 18 commencement ceremony took place at the Highlands …
A student waves at her parents as she walks into Magness Arena at the University of Denver for the 2019 ThunderRidge commencement ceremony May 14.

Grizzlies celebrate milestone at Magness

ThunderRidge High School held its graduation commencement ceremony May 14 at Magness Arena at the University of Denver, celebrating 469 students earning their diplomas. The ceremony began with a …
Bonnie Alexander, 68, waves a peace sign at drivers in a motorcade of more than 200 Jeeps and some other vehicles toward a May 15 memorial service for Kendrick Castillo. Castillo “was an angel in our midst,” said Alexander, a Highlands Ranch resident.

Procession honors Kendrick Castillo at memorial service in Highlands Ranch

About 250 Jeep enthusiasts gathered in Highlands Ranch on May 15 to ride in a procession ahead of a celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo. According to license plates, vehicles came from …
Krystal Jensen, left, and her 12-year-old daughter Kierra welcome STEM students back to school on May 15. About a week earlier, the school experienced a shooting that left one student dead and eigth others injured. "They need all the love they can get right now," said Krystal, who homeschools her daughter.

Community members welcome STEM students back with words of love

On a cloudless day, the sun beaming down, a small group of parents and children stood along Barrons Boulevard in Highlands Ranch waving posters with words of encouragement. “You are …

Students honored for strength, perseverance

The Administrators’ Scholarship Program at Douglas County School District honors students who have overcome personal challenges and excelled in school. Since its inception in 1988, the program has …
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SeaQuest license suspended after repeated violations

SeaQuest Littleton must remove hundreds of animals after state officials issued a two-year license suspension, according to a ruling from the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife. Inspectors found …
A pair of proposed shade structures would replace the red tents the Melting Pot currently uses to host outdoor diners in the winter.

Melting Pot owners withdraw pergola proposal

Facing a bulwark of opposition, the owners of Littleton’s Melting Pot restaurant withdrew their proposal to build a pair of pergolas in front of the historic building on May 7. Amy and Kyle Reed, …

In their Business

Assisted-stretching studio opens A new studio in Parker will introduce people of all ages and fitness levels to deep stretching and its benefits. StretchLab Parker, which opened April 25, is owned …

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Walmart plans store improvements Walmart expects to spend $57 million in Colorado this year to remodel 11 stores and expand customer services, according to a news release. In the Colorado Community …

A pair of proposed shade structures would replace the red tents the Melting Pot currently uses to host outdoor diners in the winter.

Littleton council to rule on Melting Pot pergola proposal

Downtown Littleton's Melting Pot fondue restaurant needs to build permanent outdoor seating to stay afloat, its owners say, but a growing chorus of critics say those plans would ruin the view of a …
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