Orphaned ornaments await owners

At the Douglas County Parks and Trails Division office in Highlands Ranch, a 3-foot-tall Christmas tree holds a bevy of family treasures: custom ornaments, about 30 of them, forgotten on trees after …
2019 budget highlights infrastructure improvements
The Lone Tree City Council approved the adopted 2019 budget of $70.1 million at its Dec. 4 meeting. The 2019 adopted budget is bolstered by a $35.3 million intergovernmental contribution, most of …

5 ways traffic will change in Lone Tree in 2019

Lone Tree officials refer to the city as sitting at the corner of Main Street and Main Street — Interstate 25 and C-470, two of the Denver area's most congested highways. And traffic congestion …

Arapahoe High tragedy spurred change, officials and parents say

In the five years since shots rang out in the halls of Arapahoe High School, Littleton Public Schools has made strides toward cultivating an environment of health and help, but the road ahead remains …

Festive spirit at Hometown Holiday in Highlands Ranch

Perched on a cozy, red sleigh, Santa and Mrs. Claus welcomed small children onto their laps for photo ops with parents. Booths serving hot cocoa, cotton candy and treats lined the streets. A small, …

Evacuees moving out of Windermere apartments in Littleton

The 163 seniors evicted from the Windermere apartments after a devastating November fire are gearing up to haul their belongings out of the building, but many are concerned about being given just two …

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.

On Nov. 14, 2018, Colorado Community Media, in partnership with Douglas County Libraries and the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative held a second community forum.  Speakers included Jean Ritter and Alissa Miller.

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The event was hosted at the James H LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch (9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd.).

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Kiddie Academy breaks ground in Lone Tree

A new child care facility broke ground in Lone Tree on Dec. 13. Kiddie Academy, a day care facility with locations across the United States, will be Lone Tree's newest before-and-after-school company …

Life

One-day art workshop to be led by painter

“Abstracting the Ordinary” will be a one-day workshop with well-known metro area painter Victoria Kwasinski, held by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. …

Sports

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, ranked third in the CHSAANow.com Dec. 10 Class 5A poll, improved to 6-0 with wins over Arapahoe and Pine Creek. Kasey Neubert scored 15 points in a …

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The only thing better than a good book is a great book

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Jennifer has Siri on her cellphone. I have neither. I asked her, “What’s Siri?” When she told me, I just looked at her. I said, “Ask Siri how many games Warren Spahn won.” A woman’s …
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Colorado Community Media Editor Chris Rotar asked me to write a guest column looking back five years to the tragic events of Dec. 13, 2013. On that day, Arapahoe High School student Claire Davis was …
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