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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

Highlands Ranch sculpture wins in vote by residents

A bronze sculpture of an eagle mid-flight, situated at Town Center South in Highlands Ranch, has won the Douglas County Art Encounters People's Choice Award after voting closed Oct. 31. Dimitry … more

Douglas County election: a test run for 2020

Workers at the Douglas County election commission were able to kick their feet up and rest for a day the Friday following the Nov. 5 election thanks to success in what they considered a … more

Commissioners celebrate win for Ballot Issue 1A

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners began celebrating Nov. 5 after receiving news that Ballot Item 1A had been approved by voters. Beginning in January, an additional $12 million will be added … more

Roads measure appears on way to passing in Douglas County

A ballot item that would reallocate a portion of the county's 1% sales tax from the justice center to roads appeared to be on its way to passing in the Nov. 5 election. The measure would extend 0.13% … more

Vandals threaten community art program

In the past six months, two pieces of public art worth thousands of dollars have been vandalized in a Highlands Ranch park, causing community leaders to worry about continuing the program. Both … more

School's out — sledding's on

After the Douglas County School District released students about an hour early Tuesday, Oct. 29 due to inclement weather, some students took the opportunity to hit the slopes — or at least the … more

A look at the coming senior center

As the Highlands Ranch Metro District gets closer and closer to building a senior center, some members of the community are still unclear on basic facts around the project, according to feedback … more

My Name Is ... Bruce McFadden

I have lived in Colorado 18 years and Highlands Ranch eight years. A job transfer brought my family to Colorado and a life change brought me to Highlands Ranch. Children's Hospital was built about 6 … more

Ballots buzzing in Douglas County

Deep inside the Douglas County elections headquarters, a high-pitched buzzing sound rang through the ballot-counting room multiple times every second Friday, Nov. 1. The sound was the ballot-sorting … more

Case moves forward against mom accused of killing child

The Highlands Ranch woman who was recently charged with the murder of her daughter more than two years after the girl's death appeared in a Douglas County courtroom Nov. 1 as a judge heard … more

Dance offers a special chance

Community members with special needs danced the night away during the Highlands Ranch Community Association's Spooktacular event Oct. 25. This was the 13th year for the 16-and-older dance, which is … more

Metro District shares feedback on senior center

A month after announcing the possible locations for a Highlands Ranch senior center, the Highlands Ranch Metro District reported what feedback it received on the spots at an Oct. 22 study session. … more

Unique furniture store opens in Highlands Ranch

When wandering through Rare Finds' new storefront in Highlands Ranch, there's no telling what might be around the next corner. Furniture and home decor varying from eagle statues and hand-carved … more

My Name Is ... Anil Kini

I am 43 years old and I live in Highlands Ranch with my wife, Celina, and son, Aariv, who is 12 years old. We have been residents of Highlands Ranch for seven years now. I came to Highlands Ranch in … more

Woman suspected of sexual assault in winter shelter

A woman who stayed in a Douglas County winter shelter in December 2018 was arrested this month and charged with sexually assaulting three young boys while there. Brittnie Simmons, 20, had been … more

Students embrace roles at Haunted Forest

About 150 high school students from across Douglas County recently volunteered their Friday and Saturday nights to help raise money for the Backcountry Wilderness Area in an unusual way: by scaring … more

Two years after child's death, mom charged with murder

A former resident of Highlands Ranch has been arrested and charged with 13 counts in connection with the August 2017 death of her 7-year-old daughter. An 18th Judicial District grand jury returned an … more

Douglas County braces for property tax spike

When Douglas County residents open their property tax bills in January, they might be shocked at the figure on the paper. At least that's what Assessor Lisa Frizell is worried about. “It's going to … more

The ballots are out... now what?

With the majority of Colorado voters having received their ballots in the mail by now, Douglas County officials are hoping to spread one primary message: Vote early. That's because last year, more … more
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