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Parent University tries to untangle confusion

One minute a teenager could be happily texting with friends. The next they're raging at their parents. And before mom and dad can blink, the teen is back to cracking jokes in the group chat. Was what … more

Douglas County Deputy raising money for MS society, Boston Marathon

A Douglas County deputy who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis is raising money to participate in the Boston Marathon and help with the search for a cure to the disease. John Carrasco, 39, … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office files red flag petition before withdrawing it

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office filed its first red flag petition in January for a homeless man but eventually withdrew the request because of an already-existing order against him, according to … more

Governor, commissioners address county business leaders

Gov. Jared Polis and the Douglas County commissioners spoke to local business leaders during the Chamber of Northwest Douglas County annual breakfast Jan. 31, emphasizing their points of pride from … more

Douglas County agrees to continue allowing refugees

Douglas County recently agreed to continue allowing refugees to be placed in the community in response to a recent executive order from President Donald J. Trump. The move came after Executive Order … more

Property tax bills are out — questions, frustrations are in

After property tax bills were sent out the week of Jan. 20, questions, comments and concerns began pouring into the Douglas County assessor's office. “We have had about three times the normal … more

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

Nonprofit aims to feed hungry kids on weekends

While many may not think of Douglas County as a community where students struggle with hunger, a new nonprofit has been formed to address just that situation. Highlands Ranch resident June Everett … more

Section of Highway 85 to be widened

A section of Highway 85 near Louviers is on its way to being widened after the Douglas County Board of Commissioners agreed to contribute $2.5 million to the project in a Jan. 14 meeting. … 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

Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a … more

Commissioners certify mill levies at special meeting

Property taxes for the next year are now finalized after the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved taxing district mill levies during a Dec. 20 special business meeting. The rates that will … more

Program creates way for Inmates to send holiday cards

More than 100 inmates in Douglas County were able to send holiday cards to their families this season as part of a program within the county jail. The card writing opportunity has taken place for … more

Family files discrimination complaint against Douglas County School District

A Highlands Ranch family has confirmed it filed a discrimination complaint against the Douglas County School District with the Colorado Division of Civil Rights over the district's medical marijuana … more

Douglas County deputies shop with kids

More than 45 kids in Douglas County got to participate in the annual “Shop With A Cop” event Dec. 14. County employees nominated the children and their families who were in need of extra help … more

Meet the Douglas County '10-foot cop'

Unbeknownst to some in Douglas County, there is a special type of deputy in the ranks at the sheriff's office. It's one with a long, soft nose, giant ears and four clomping hooves: It's a horse … 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

How to help Douglas County winter shelters

Now that Douglas County is experiencing more frequent freezing temperatures, it's likely that those who are struggling in the area are leaning on the county's winter shelter network. The network, … more

Podcast tells stories of local emergency responders

When Chris Macklin left the scene of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999, all he wanted to do was talk with his peers about what they’d just experienced. Macklin, a Denver paramedic at the … more
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