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Celebration of Kendrick Castillo's life: 'We need to be more like him'

Live like Kendrick Castillo. Be brave. Be industrious. Have integrity. Show love. That was the overarching message at a May 15 celebration of life service at Cherry Hills Community Church. More … more

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 … more

Colorado communities rally following shooting; mental health resources abound

In the aftermath of tragedy, mental health experts point to resources and encourage the community to stay resilient. “We are strong. Colorado is strong,” said Dr. Sarah Davidon, research director … more

Kendrick Castillo: ‘He was the perfect son’

On her first Mother’s Day without her only child, Maria Castillo mustered the strength to get out of bed and into the shower, where she wept.  In the kitchen, eight teenage boys and girls, friends of her son, cooked her breakfast. They added items to a bench, a makeshift shrine, with a few of her son’s favorite things: Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree.” A pair of lab safety glasses. A pocket-sized, dark-green Jeep — the same color and model as the one parked in the driveway. more

Documents reveal dispute between sheriff's office, STEM over resource officer contract

Documents distributed as part of a news release by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on May 10 show disagreement, and some underlying tension, led to the discontinuation of a contract that provided … more

STEM denies allegations made by anonymous parent

The executive director of STEM School Highlands Ranch adamantly denies allegations made by an anonymous school parent that the school's climate and culture are out of control. "I can't even fathom … more

Private security guard detained one suspect in STEM shooting, company's owner says

One security guard from BOSS High Level Protection was at STEM School Highlands Ranch at the time of the shooting that killed one student and injured eight others, the company's owner, Grant Whitus, … more

Officials urge vaccinations as measles threat spreads

From Jan. 1 to April 26, 704 measles cases were reported in the United States, the most in 25 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A contentious bill that would have … more

Cinco de Mayo celebrates history, culture

Margaritas. Sombreros. Cervezas. Tequila. Across cities and college campuses in the United States, these tend to be the staples of Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican American restaurants and rooftop bars … more

Archaeologist talks prehistoric Douglas County

Gordon Tucker has studied prehistoric sites across Israel, Japan and the western United States, including Douglas County. On April 15, Tucker, an archaeologist, gave a presentation to members of the … more

Fight for change in DCSD policy on medical marijuana continues

Three years ago, Sarah Porter moved her family from Maryland to Douglas County. Colorado had something her family desperately needed: medical cannabis to treat her 13-year-old daughter's debilitating … more

An enchanted morning for tea with some princesses

Girls in sparkly tiaras and colorful gowns, accompanied by playful parents, filled the auditorium at Southridge Recreation Center on March 23 for HRCA's annual Princess Tea Party. The event, which … more

Athlete shines in state Special Olympics

John Olson has climbed 31 of Colorado's 14ers and tackled technical rock climbs across the country. He spends most of his winter weekends in the mountains skiing. Olson is also diagnosed with autism … more

Bill would address youth mental health needs

Kari Eckert lost her 15-year-old son, Robbie, to suicide five months ago. The Lakewood High School student was an athlete, a leader, everyone's friend, Eckert said. She saw no signs of struggle. … more

Highlands Ranch 17-year-old makes it on 'American Idol'

When he was 3 years old, Nick Rogers' mom taught him to sing “You Are My Sunshine.” In the first grade, he sang in first his talent show. By high school, he had performed in 30 theater … more

Resident to host free Pilates workshop

Trying Pilates for the first time can be just about as confusing as its name. That's why instructor Kelly Pointer, in partnership with local physical therapist Dr. Christopher Robl, are hosting a … more

Douglas County business organizations celebrate merger at luncheon

The theme of the Feb. 1 luncheon was “Better Together.” Hundreds of small and large business owners, young professionals and elected officials from northwest Douglas County, seated around tables … more

Community on track to get new fire station

Plans for the third fire station in Highlands Ranch are underway. Station 20 would sit on a plot of land north of Mountain Vista High School, off Wildcat Reserve Parkway and Summit View Parkway. The … more

Dads and daughters bond at ball

Dad-daughter duos, dressed in crisp suits and glamorous gowns, flooded into the Highlands Ranch Mansion the evening of Feb. 1 for the annual Father and Daughter Sweetheart Ball. Hosted by the … more

Businesses wax and wane in Highlands Ranch

In recent months, a handful of businesses in the Highlands Ranch community have indefinitely closed their doors and others have moved in. Some business owners say high rent prices and little foot … more
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