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Grants support reality experiences, bat monitoring

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife pilot program that uses mobile technology to connect visitors to parks, and a research project related to monitoring bat populations in state parks were awarded grants … more

Mental health committee explores causes of school violence

Leaders in mental health, education and the criminal justice system sat around a table in a conference room at the Douglas County Department of Human Services building in Castle Rock. One by one, … more

UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital opens

The first hospital in Highlands Ranch officially opened its doors at 5:30 a.m. June 18 and three hours later welcomed the first newborn baby, Eloise Marie Burford. Eléscha Burford scheduled her … more

Sen. Gardner hears from local business owners

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner heard from business owners and local elected officials who told the lawmaker to make sure the federal government works in citizens' favor. Gardner's tour in downtown Littleton … more

Defense attorneys asked STEM judge to recuse herself

Earlier this month, the defense team for the older suspect in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting requested the judge presiding over the case recuse herself less than one hour after prosecutors … more

School district pledges funds for seven more SROs

The school board has approved money to provide additional school resource officers for the 2019-20 school year. At a June 18 meeting, the Douglas County School District Board of Education approved … more

'He meant so much to this community'

On Jan. 25, 1998, Littleton residents Sandy and David Alexander were sitting at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego as they witnessed the Denver Broncos win the franchise's first Super Bowl. Following the … more

Affidavit: STEM security guard wounded student; suspects used cocaine before attack

Court documents in the case against one STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect released June 20 show a private security guard at the school fired gunshots at other responding officers and … more

State high court clears path for TABOR ballot issue

Proponents of a Colorado ballot initiative to eliminate a constitutional amendment that strictly limits government's ability to tax and spend can proceed with their campaign to put the question on … more

Douglas County School Board holds off on STEM contract decision

The Douglas County Board of Education postponed its vote on whether to rescind a three-year charter contract offer for STEM School Highlands Ranch and consider a one-year extension of the school's … more

DCSD School Board tables decision on STEM's charter contract

Roughly 20 students from STEM School Highlands Ranch lined Wilcox Street in Castle Rock, waving signs, pleading for community support. When asked why they showed up to the June 18 Douglas County … more

Take a look at how the stars shine for you

There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of … more

Letter to the editor: A high-tech solution

Following is a school safety proposal I’ve submitted to the Physical School Safety and Protection Funding Committee to help facilitate spending our county government’s $10 million surplus. The … more

Letter to the editor: Some are denied a chance

Some are denied a chance Response to Ronald Nigh letter to the editor published in the June 6 paper:Dear Mr. Nigh: You are new to Colorado? For your information, Colorado led the way in abortion … more

Letter to the editor: Where does it stop?

Where does it stop? In response to Ronald Nigh letter on June 6, I agree, let's get an amendment to the Colorado Constitution that "a woman has the right to an abortion and a doctor has the freedom … more

Letter to the editor: An alternative

An alternative Rather than providing bond money to charters, the Douglas County School District may want to use those funds to match the county’s offer and in turn provide additional resources to … more

Letter to the editor: A mature decision

A mature decision Oh, the shock! Oh, the horror! Imagine, the Douglas County Board of Education denied the request of the DC Federation of Teachers — the union — to re-install collective … more

Letter to the editor: School board merits support

School board merits support This is not a pro- teachers’ union letter, and it’s not an anti-teachers’ union letter. It’s a common sense letter. As a Douglas County mom who has put in … more

Letter to the editor: Self-defense is our right

Self-defense is our right In her letter to the editor last month, Darcelia Beck correctly notes that we cannot control human behavior. She claims we can control inanimate objects. She proposes we … more

Letter to the editor: Not a place for pets

Not a place for pets My wife and I regularly attend the Thursday Summer Concert Series put on by the Highlands Ranch Community Association. The series features local bands and represents a variety of … more
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