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Pair of Highlands Ranch artists adorn school with giant mural

A massive, colorful collage of Red Rocks, the Rocky Mountains, Denver and a giant elk now adorn the stairwell of Highlands Ranch High School thanks to two seniors who completed the mural during their …
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Reporter Stories: Lakewood's watching The Watchdog

Lakewood Community Editor Joseph Rios and West Metro Editor Glenn Wallace discuss Lakewood's efforts to quiet community newsletter The Watchdog. Is this an electioneering issue or a question about …
Farmer's Field at Foothills Park is one of three Highlands Ranch Metro District community gardens. They each offer residents the chance to grow a variety of vegetables, fruits and flowers while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow gardeners.

Community garden plots up for grabs

Residents who want to test out their green thumb have the chance to reserve a plot in one of the Highlands Ranch Metro District's three community gardens now that the waiting list is open. The …
The Highlands Ranch Community Association’s therapeutic recreation program organizes basketball games for children with disabilities to play basketball. The team will play games against sheriff’s deputies and firefighters this year in February and March.

Kids with disabilities, first responders to play basketball

Highlands Ranch kids with disabilities will soon have the chance to play basketball against first responders during the annual Therapeutic Recreation event. The team, called Unified Basketball, will …
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Sheriff's podcast discusses enforcement of red flag law

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock explained how the county will enforce the state's new red flag law in a 45-minute podcast interview released Jan. 6. First, Spurlock explained why he decided to …

Grant to address transportation needs

Douglas County's growing senior population and adults with disabilities will see improved transportation services thanks to a $494,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation and the …
Education

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for …

Kindergarten registration now open for fall

Douglas County schools are now accepting registrations for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. Kindergarten is now full-day; parents interested in half-day programs should contact their child's …
Brad, Ben and Amber Wann advocate for the Douglas County School District to allow school personnel to administer medical marijuana to students.

Family files discrimination complaint against Douglas County School District

A Highlands Ranch family has confirmed it filed a discrimination complaint against the Douglas County School District with the Colorado Division of Civil Rights over the district's medical marijuana …
Jessica Sweeney received the Girl Scouts Gold Award for her “Just Breathe and Plant Some Trees” project.

Two Highlands Ranch Girl Scouts receive organization's highest honor

Only 27 high school age Girl Scouts from across the state earned the distinction of the Gold Award this year, and two of them came from Highlands Ranch. The accolade is given to those who have …

Survey seeks input on managing schools' growth, capacity

Members of the community who have an interest in how the Douglas County School District addresses growth and capacity in future years can take a survey through Jan. 3 to give the district their …
Business
Sarah DeAngelo solders a bracelet at her store on Jan. 3. Her jewelry is featured in 50 stores around the country and in the lifestyle retailer Sundance Catalog.

Handcrafted jewelry store comes to Englewood

Back in 2000, Sarah DeAngelo was running around a steakhouse in Beverly Hills taking food orders as a server. On impulse, DeAngelo quit her job after a customer was rude to her, and the next day, she …
Makizushico in south Littleton offers a high-end experience without the drive downtown.

Swanky sushi spot opens in Littleton

Sushi fanatics looking for a next-level experience might be surprised that one of the hippest new spots isn't in LoDo or RiNo, but a quiet strip mall in Littleton. Makizushico opened in December at …

In their Business

New 24 Hour Fitness Area residents can start the new year off on the right foot with a little help from the new 24 Hour Fitness South Parker club, opening this holiday season. The 24 Hour Fitness …
Planes on a runway at Centennial Airport just outside the City of Centennial.

Final Denver Metroplex flight-path study upholds planned changes

The federal government's final analysis of a plan to reroute airplane traffic in the Denver metro area didn't offer changes to proposed flight paths for Centennial Airport that have riled up local …

Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. …
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