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Police use of social media to deliver news concerns some experts

It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised. Then, an introduction: "I would like you to hear from me, what happened,'' Douglas … more

Douglas County students leave class to advocate for school safety

In front of the main entrance to Highlands Ranch High School stood about 100 students. Some held up large posters with writing, others chanted, “We want change and we want it now,” and, “Show … more

Hilltop Social Club keeps little school thriving

For nearly 100 years, the ladies of the Hilltop Social Club have gathered at the little schoolhouse located southeast of Parker at 5748 Flintwood Road, to socialize and plan activities within the … more

Woman helps youths get grasp of life skills

Kids these days might be able to tackle calculus in school or score points on the field, but do they know how to write a check, change a tire or put together a resume? Shannon Claton of Castle Rock … more

Douglas County caucuses: 'It's important everybody's involved in this'

Zoe Wilson was the youngest person at a Democratic caucus at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch. The 18-year-old wants to see Cary Kennedy win the governor's race this November, she said, … more

Man who killed deputy had marijuana, alcohol in his system, report shows

The man who killed Douglas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Zackari Parrish had alcohol and a large amount of marijuana in his system during a Dec. 31 shootout with law enforcement in Highlands Ranch. … more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more

‘All of our jails are psychiatric facilities’

At 17 years old, Michael was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also was battling an addiction to heroin. Through his father’s private insurance, he received treatment and medication for both. In … more

Checkups mean ‘I’m more likely to stay sober’

Wearing an orange T-shirt and pants, Samuel Cardona sat at a round table in a small glass-walled room of the Douglas County jail, as he talked to a reporter. It was an afternoon in January. He had … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

School board outlines criteria for permanent superintendent

Using feedback from more than a dozen community meetings and an online survey, the Douglas County Board of Education has established the key characteristics it is looking for in a permanent … more

School board to consider ballot questions to boost funding

Built in 1962, Douglas County High School needs more than $17 million worth of capital repairs, according to Principal Tony Kappas. The original plumping needs maintenance, pipes are rusting — some … more

Series: Time to talk about mental illness

It’s time to talk: Don’t we all know someone who is struggling with some form of mental illness or mental health challenge? Colorado Community Media has launched a series of articles … more

School voucher program case dismissed by Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a controversial school voucher program case to be dismissed, according to a news release from the Douglas County School District. The decision was made Jan. 25, … more

New aerospace attraction to open at Centennial Airport

Aviation and space enthusiasts in the metro area may have been to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum — which boasts a collection of aircraft housed in a hangar at the former Lowry … more

Interim superintendent will apply for permanent position

Douglas County School District interim Superintendent Erin Kane has announced that she will apply for the permanent superintendent position. “Many of you have asked me if I intend to apply,” Kane … more

Details of killer's past point to recent spiral

The man who killed a deputy and injured four officers and two civilians on New Year's Eve in Highlands Ranch had a history with law enforcement in Colorado and Wyoming, was estranged from his family … more

'It's up to us to remember him and to be like him'

Zackari Parrish was the type of deputy who would shield a child's eyes if a parent were being handcuffed, explained Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley. Parrish took the lead in organizing a … more

'It makes you appreciate your family, appreciate every day'

More than 1,000 civilians and upward of 50 law-enforcement agencies turned out for the funeral procession of Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Zackari Parrish in Highlands Ranch Jan. 5. Parrish, 29, … more

­­­­­­Crowds assemble to 'give honor for what he gave us'

Members of the public began dotting Grace Boulevard — which was the final leg of the funeral procession route for Deputy Zackari Parrish — well before 9 a.m. on Jan. 5. Three of those crowd … more
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