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Douglas County agrees to continue allowing refugees

Douglas County recently agreed to continue allowing refugees to be placed in the community in response to a recent executive order from President Donald J. Trump. The move came after Executive Order … more

Nonprofit aims to feed hungry kids on weekends

While many may not think of Douglas County as a community where students struggle with hunger, a new nonprofit has been formed to address just that situation. Highlands Ranch resident June Everett … more

Friends of teen murder victim celebrate her life with vigil

Friends, fellow students and teachers of a recently slain teen celebrated the girl's life during a candlelight vigil at Mile High Academy in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 16. Mya Pena, 17, was a student at … more

Two teens found dead in suspected murder-suicide

A suspected mental health-related incident has left two teenagers dead in Douglas County, Sheriff Tony Spurlock said during a Jan. 15 news conference. The incident, which is being investigated as a murder-suicide, began at Mile High Academy in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 14. The victim, a 17-year-old girl, got in a car with Samuel Hoffman, 18, after school. more

Opera opens Highlands Ranch winter cultural series

The age-old story of "Hansel and Gretel" unfolded in a unique way during the Highlands Ranch Community Association's first winter culture event of the season Jan. 9: as an opera. Opera Colorado, … more

My Name Is ... Dave Kamrass

My wife, Tammy, and I have lived in Highlands Ranch for about 14 1/2 years. I'm 65 and she's 59. We ended up in the community because we've always lived in South Metro and we found the right house at … more

Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a … more

UCHealth welcomes its first New Year's baby

The staff at UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital welcomed their first-ever New Year's baby Jan. 2 as Olivia Reign Odden was born at 8:26 a.m. Olivia, weighing in at 6 pounds, is the fifth child of … more

My Name Is... Dawn Whitham

I’m 62 and I’ve lived here for 21 years. We ended up living here because we wanted a new house. After I quit my job as the assistant controller of the state’s Department of Regulatory Agencies, … more

My Name Is ... Santa

I'm known by many names depending on where you are in the world. In England I'm know as Father Christmas; in France and Canada as Pere Noel; but here in the United States I'm known as Santa Claus, … more

Free disc golf course coming to Highlands Ranch

Area residents interested in nontraditional sports will soon have a new activity close to home: disc golf. The Highlands Ranch Metro District plans to begin construction on an 18-hole course in the … more

Wildlife star in Backcountry social media

The Highlands Ranch Backcountry's best trail photos of the year are now being showcased through the conservation property's social media, showing bears, elk, bobcats and more wandering through the … more

Highlands Ranch hospital steps into future of medicine

The moment a stroke patient arrives in the emergency room, doctors spring into action — the countdown is on and as every second passes, neurons are being suffocated. That's why having a stroke … more

Younger teen charged in STEM shooting to be tried as adult

The 16-year-old charged with carrying out a school shooting that left one dead and eight injured will be tried as an adult, according to a Dec. 4 judgment. Judge Jeffrey Holmes ruled that in … more

Volunteering for the holidays: Doing your part from the heart

No matter the skill level, interests or time constraints of Denver metro area residents, there is a way they can make a difference this winter. Whether it’s donating time, toys, money or labor, … more

New primary care office opens in Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch residents now have another option for their primary and urgent health care after UCHealth opened a clinic on South University Boulevard in November. The office currently has two … more

Sibling stars of holiday movie came from Ranch

Three siblings originally from Highlands Ranch are featured in a new Christmas movie from Universal Studios that is now available for purchase online and in stores. “My Adventures with Santa,” … more

Victim's mother gives emotional testimony in STEM suspect's hearing

Sobs filled a Douglas County courtroom the day before Thanksgiving as the mother of a teen killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting spoke about her son. Throughout Maria Castillo's … more

My Name Is ... Cameron Skeen

I'm 24 and I live right here in Highlands Ranch. I grew up in Littleton and always went to school down there, but my family moved here about 16 years ago. Right now, I'm the store manager for Timbuk … more

Highlands Ranch library to be renamed

The Highlands Ranch library will soon be renamed to represent its geographic location, removing the name of former longtime Douglas County library director James H. LaRue. The new title comes as the … more
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