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How to help STEM shooting victims

An official fundraising page has been set up for STEM School Highlands Ranch via The Foundation for Douglas County Schools. It can be found at www.coloradogives.org/STEMstrong more

Symphony hosts guest conductor from Germany

The Littleton Symphony, under the direction of Jurgen de Lemos, is making a special point of featuring its musicians and closes this season with “Music from Far Eastern Europe.” Returning to … more

Local event marks Older Americans Month

Since 1963, our nation has been celebrating Older Americans Month (OAM) in May. Originally designated as Senior Citizens Month, OAM is a time to honor the wisdom, experience and contributions of past … more

Douglas County residents are urged to boost their giving

With so much health and wealth in Douglas County, local philanthropists say it’s time for the county to make a name for itself as one of the state’s most generous communities. At the annual … more

Voter-approved funds go to buildings, programs

Following the passage of the mill levy override (MLO) and bond initiatives, I committed to providing you with regular updates about how that money is being utilized. Here’s the latest on how … more

Archaeologist talks prehistoric Douglas County

Gordon Tucker has studied prehistoric sites across Israel, Japan and the western United States, including Douglas County. On April 15, Tucker, an archaeologist, gave a presentation to members of the … more

Victims' Rights awards honor past, create hope for future

In 1999, Rebecca Bartee, 41, was murdered at her apartment on South Dayton Street in Centennial. Eighteen years later, a 71-year-old man was charged with her murder but died before a trial date could … more

Red flag fire warning issued for Douglas County

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has announced portions of Douglas County will be under a red flag fire warning on April 9 from noon through 8 p.m. The National Weather Service issued the … more

Fight for change in DCSD policy on medical marijuana continues

Three years ago, Sarah Porter moved her family from Maryland to Douglas County. Colorado had something her family desperately needed: medical cannabis to treat her 13-year-old daughter's debilitating … more

Littleton teen arrested after crashing into homes, cars in Highlands Ranch

Homeowners were temporarily displaced after a 19-year-old crashed his car into two homes and four cars on a Highlands Ranch street, according to authorities. Kyle Frendberg, of Littleton, was taken … more

Eight candidates vying for IREA board seats

Customers of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association will elect four board members, and they’ve got a pool of eight candidates to choose from. The Sedalia-based IREA serves 11 counties in or … more

Hundreds left stranded by bomb cyclone in Douglas County

Deputy Cocha Heyden worked from Douglas County's Emergency Operations Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as a blizzard — a bomb cyclone — raged in Douglas County and across the Front Range on March 13. … more

A call for change in how we talk about aging

How we talk about aging, older adults and ageism makes a difference. Douglas County — like the rest of Colorado and the United States — is becoming older, a result of advances in health and … more

Second suspect arrested following chase, fatal crash in Littleton

Denver police arrested a second suspect in connection with a police chase that ended with a deadly crash in Littleton on Feb. 6, according to a news release. Mario Juan Jose, 24, was arrested in … more

Second mistrial declared for suspect in trooper's death

For the second time, a mistrial has been declared in the case of a man accused of crashing into and killing Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue more than two years ago. Noe Gamez-Ruiz faces charges of … more

An update on how schools are spending voter-approved funds

Last November, members of the Douglas County community voted yes on ballot measures 5A (mill levy override) and 5B (bond) in a show of support for the 68,000 students and 8,100 staff members in the … more

Mandatory expulsions for drug sales at school end

Douglas County School District principals and school leaders are no longer automatically required to expel a student who is caught selling or distributing illegal drugs or alcohol in a school … more

Suspect in custody identified after chase, crash that left two dead in Littleton

Two people were killed after a woman driving a stolen car crashed into their vehicle at the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and Mineral Avenue in Littleton in the early hours of Feb. 6, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. more

Reading has profound, positive health benefits

Many readers prefer reading books printed on paper. We like the smell of the book, the feel of the weight of the book, and the shhh sound as we run our fingers across the pages. We feel engaged in … more

Douglas County business organizations celebrate merger at luncheon

The theme of the Feb. 1 luncheon was “Better Together.” Hundreds of small and large business owners, young professionals and elected officials from northwest Douglas County, seated around tables … more
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