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No charges for STEM security guard who injured students

The privately hired security guard on duty during the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting injured two students and was illegally carrying a weapon on school grounds, 4th Judicial District Attorney … more

Bond set at $250,000 for woman charged with daughter's murder

A former Highlands Ranch resident who was charged with the murder of her daughter has been granted bond. A grand jury charged Kelly Turner, 41, with 13 counts, including murder, child abuse, theft … more

Welcome the Year of the Rat in the metro area

According to the calendar of the Lunar New Year, 2020 is the Year of the Rat - the first sign of the zodiac. And there are plenty of options hosted by Denver’s thriving Asian-American community to … more

Kids get crafty on MLK day

About 15 kids from Highlands Ranch got creative on Martin Luther King Jr. Day during a “Paint Explosion” class at the Southridge Recreation Center. Instructor Lannie Pihajlic encouraged the … 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

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

Pair of Highlands Ranch artists adorn school with giant mural

A massive, colorful collage of Red Rocks, the Rocky Mountains, Denver and a giant elk now adorn the stairwell of Highlands Ranch High School thanks to two seniors who completed the mural during their … more

Community garden plots up for grabs

Residents who want to test out their green thumb have the chance to reserve a plot in one of the Highlands Ranch Metro District's three community gardens now that the waiting list is open. The … more

Highlands Ranch winter cultural series kicks off

While options for playing outside are still limited by the cold, the Highlands Ranch Community Association is launching its winter cultural series as a warm and entertaining alternative. The annual … more

Dad Clark playground reopens after renovation

A Highlands Ranch playground has reopened after a renovation was completed adding updated equipment, shade and fully accessible surfacing. Construction on Dad Clark Park, located across from Heritage … more

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for … more

Two Highlands Ranch Girl Scouts receive organization's highest honor

Only 27 high school age Girl Scouts from across the state earned the distinction of the Gold Award this year, and two of them came from Highlands Ranch. The accolade is given to those who have … more

Man who helped kill friend's mother in Highlands Ranch as a teen gets clemency

Erik Jensen speaks emotionally about sitting just feet away from his friend's mother as she was dying, and deciding not to save her. In a court hearing in May, more than 20 years after the crime, … more

Highlands Ranch: a decade in review

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s a good time to look back at the last decade in Highlands Ranch and consider what has changed. From an expanding population to the renovations of the Highlands Ranch … more

Highlands Ranch mill levy remains steady, some fees increase

Most residential fees set by the Highlands Ranch Metro District will remain the same in 2020, according to its annual budget, which was approved in a Dec. 10 meeting. The metro district's mill levy, … more

Backcountry hosts 'Frost Fest' for wintertime visitors

For the first time, the Highlands Ranch Backcountry Wilderness is offering a unique opportunity for residents interested in seeing the backcountry in the winter: Frost Fest. The inaugural event Dec. … more

Renaming of library in Highlands Ranch draws criticism

The Douglas County library board of trustees received backlash during a Dec. 2 meeting over the decision to rename the library in Highlands Ranch. While multiple Douglas County residents and one … 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

Santa visits Highlands Ranch

Children and parents lined up and eagerly awaited Santa's arrival in a South Metro Fire Rescue truck during the Highlands Ranch Mansion holiday celebration Dec. 7. Santa climbed out of the truck, … more
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