County emphasizes air quality in transportation plan

Douglas County will prioritize improving air quality after the transportation master plan and an amendment were approved unanimously by the planning commission Oct. 21. Peter Bierbaum, a planning …
STEM shooting suspect grew up amid abuse, his mother says
As a Nov. 20 hearing for the younger STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect came to a close, individuals from all sides of the tragedy tried to stifle their tears. Parents of students present …

New homes coming near Chatfield Reservoir

Shea Homes has begun construction on a new development including about 1,100 home plots near Chatfield Reservoir. The development, called Solstice, sits on about 380 acres and will include more than …

Mother who killed her baby gets life in prison

A woman convicted of killing her own newborn child was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole at a Nov. 15 hearing. The sentence for Camille Wasinger-Konrad, 25, was mandatory …

Highland Heritage Park to get $2 million stage

Highland Heritage Park in Highlands Ranch will soon add a new $2 million stage after the project was approved in a Nov. 12 meeting of the Douglas County commissioners. The project, which includes …

Douglas County School District's medical marijuana policy spurs impassioned pleas

For more than a year, Ben Wann and his family have urged the Douglas County School District to change its medical marijuana policy in two ways: allow him to keep his medical marijuana at school and …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

News

Pinnacol Foundation scholarship applications now being accepted

The Pinnacol Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-21 school year from youths whose parents have been injured or killed in work-related accidents. Applications must be …

Life

Tire Mom’s new book shares story of loss and healing

It’s common knowledge how important vehicle maintenance is to having a safe driving experience, but there’s one thing many don’t consider until there’s a problem — tire condition. Diana …

Sports

Coaches heading into big seasons

It’s getting down to crunch time for the high school football playoffs just as the season for the winter sports teams is starting. Practice for boys and girls basketball, ice hockey, girls swimming …

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“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” ­­— Dwayne Johnson Having spent so much time studying personal …
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