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Judge’s ruling may impact allegations

Three Douglas County residents who believe the Douglas County Educational Foundation violated its nonprofit status say a Denver judge’s recent ruling against the school district adds teeth to their allegations. An attorney for the DCEF says the … more

Local team excels at Robot Olympiad

After hauling away 22 awards from December’s International Robot Olympiad, the volunteers behind the Ameribotics team only have eyes for the future. “For the number of kids we brought to competition, statistically these were huge wins,” … more

Judge rules school district violated campaign act with report

A Denver judge ruled the Douglas County School District violated the Colorado Fair Campaign Practices Act when it sent a district-financed report to 85,000 parents and community members less than two … more

Editorial: Acts of heroism, kindness supply hope amid grief

For many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Hockey player sticks to business

Personality-wise, Mason Hoehn is one of Valor Christian's quietest hockey players. However, on the ice he lets everybody know he means business. All that probably started when he convinced his mom to … more

Letter to the editor: Make the right choices

Make the right choices I want to recommend the following individuals for election to the Metro District Board this year: Northeast: Nancy Smith; North Central: Ron Winter; Southwest: Renee Anderson. … more

Masks made mandatory amid multiple municipalities

Although public health officials once declared face masks unnecessary for healthy people during the COVID-19 epidemic, the messaging has strongly changed course in recent weeks with the CDC now … more

Woman who died by jail suicide in Douglas County was shining light to many

The loss of a Highlands Ranch woman who died by suicide May 29 after a brief stay in the Douglas County jail has left her community reeling as loved ones grapple with the event and the questions that … more

Protesters hold third march through Parker

A crowd of about 50 marched through downtown Parker June 12 in the town’s third organized Black Lives Matter demonstration in two weeks. The protesters were led by 17-year-old Jared Ingalls of … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office hit by COVID-19 cases, but still 'getting the work done'

COVID-19 may be shuttering businesses and closing public gathering spaces throughout the state and Douglas County, but as more and more people are asked to stay home, law enforcement must continue … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for Winter

Vote for Winter Ron Winter would be an excellent and knowledgeable member of the Metro District Board of Directors. During the 30 years he has lived in Highlands Ranch, Ron often attended community … more

Dine-in customers return at Castle Rock eateries

Wade and Abby Lancaster sat at Great Divide Brewery and Roadhouse in downtown Castle Rock on June 2 on their first sit-down lunch date in three months. As Wade enjoyed a plate of brisket tacos, Abby … more

Story sharing brings families together, even if apart

Do your children and grandchildren know the story of how your parents met? How about your grandparents? more

App shines a light on holiday displays

Lone Tree’s Greg Walters wasn’t upset when a New York Times reporter earlier this month called his holiday lights iPhone app “the Charlie Brown Christmas tree of apps.” “I thought it was kinda cute,” he said. “The reality of it is, … more

Safety and scrutiny: Controversial program aims to reduce young children’s risk of drowning

With drowning as a leading cause of death among young children, parents each year seek out the best swim safety classes for their children. One program in the Denver metro area is so popular among … more

Breweries collaborate on new Golden-themed beer for charity

COVID-19 put a stop (for the time being anyway) to Collaboration Fest, the Denver area’s annual event that brings brewers from around the state together to create new beers. But it couldn’t … more

Some things change, but some never will

A quarter could really get you something back then. But if I had to choose — and back in 1985, I didn’t have a lot of quarters — I went with the newspaper. I was 11, so picking the paper over a … more

Littleton golf coach ready to get in the swing of things

Littleton High School boys golf coach Kevin Burdick hopes his players are taking advantage of the fact that golf courses around the Denver area are open. more

So, what CAN you do this summer?

It’s a summer like no other. With concerts, festivals, sports games and lots more off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids and families might be going a bit stir-crazy. Here’s a look at … more

Douglas County: 'We want to be ready' for coronavirus

While the Tri-County Health Department will lead Douglas County's response to COVID-19, other county agencies are also preparing to assist in countering the illness. The county Office of Emergency … more
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