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Douglas County commissioners eye $10 million to enhance school safety

Jennifer Thompson Consolo and her family had no idea her daughter was being bullied and had begun self-harming during her sophomore year at Douglas County High School. They also didn't know she was … more

How to help STEM shooting victims

An official fundraising page has been set up for STEM School Highlands Ranch via The Foundation for Douglas County Schools. It can be found at www.coloradogives.org/STEMstrong more

Symphony hosts guest conductor from Germany

The Littleton Symphony, under the direction of Jurgen de Lemos, is making a special point of featuring its musicians and closes this season with “Music from Far Eastern Europe.” Returning to … more

Local event marks Older Americans Month

Since 1963, our nation has been celebrating Older Americans Month (OAM) in May. Originally designated as Senior Citizens Month, OAM is a time to honor the wisdom, experience and contributions of past … more

Douglas County residents are urged to boost their giving

With so much health and wealth in Douglas County, local philanthropists say it’s time for the county to make a name for itself as one of the state’s most generous communities. At the annual … more

Voter-approved funds go to buildings, programs

Following the passage of the mill levy override (MLO) and bond initiatives, I committed to providing you with regular updates about how that money is being utilized. Here’s the latest on how … 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

Victims' Rights awards honor past, create hope for future

In 1999, Rebecca Bartee, 41, was murdered at her apartment on South Dayton Street in Centennial. Eighteen years later, a 71-year-old man was charged with her murder but died before a trial date could … more

Douglas County commissioners rebuke red flag bill as governor signs it into law

Not long after Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a controversial red flag bill, Douglas County commissioners released a video and statements rebuking the recently passed legislation and urging an … more

Red flag fire warning issued for Douglas County

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has announced portions of Douglas County will be under a red flag fire warning on April 9 from noon through 8 p.m. The National Weather Service issued the … more

Cougar Run students take Battle of the Books

It all led to this moment: the team of five Cougar Run Elementary fifth- and sixth-grade students posing with a silver trophy and ear-to-ear smiles and a banner that read “Mission Accomplished.” … 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

Douglas County sheriff stands by support of 'red-flag' bill

Colorado could soon become the 15th state in the nation to adopt a red-flag law. The state Senate on March 28 passed House Bill 19-1177, the Extreme Risk Protection Orders measure, in an 18-17 vote. … more

Littleton teen arrested after crashing into homes, cars in Highlands Ranch

Homeowners were temporarily displaced after a 19-year-old crashed his car into two homes and four cars on a Highlands Ranch street, according to authorities. Kyle Frendberg, of Littleton, was taken … more

Douglas County named nation's healthiest

Douglas County is the healthiest community in America. That's according to rankings from U.S. News & World Report and the Aetna Foundation, which announced the 2019 Healthiest Communities on … more

Highlands Ranch school taken off lock out, search for fleeing suspect ends

An elementary school in Highlands Ranch has been taken off lock out and a fleeing suspect is no longer believed to be in the area, according to an update from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. more

Hundreds left stranded by bomb cyclone in Douglas County

Deputy Cocha Heyden worked from Douglas County's Emergency Operations Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as a blizzard — a bomb cyclone — raged in Douglas County and across the Front Range on March 13. … more

Partisan agendas don’t work on our library board

The vitriol-filled partisan tempest over the appointment of a new trustee to our Douglas County Libraries board represents just one more attempt in today’s society to turn an apolitical community … more

A call for change in how we talk about aging

How we talk about aging, older adults and ageism makes a difference. Douglas County — like the rest of Colorado and the United States — is becoming older, a result of advances in health and … more

Second suspect arrested following chase, fatal crash in Littleton

Denver police arrested a second suspect in connection with a police chase that ended with a deadly crash in Littleton on Feb. 6, according to a news release. Mario Juan Jose, 24, was arrested in … more
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