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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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Bullying seminar helps teens 'see the upside to the downside'

About 250 parents and students got an unconventional take on bullying as part of an ongoing Healthy Teens Series. Parker Area Counselors for Prevention, a team of counselors from Douglas County … more

Awards honor outstanding Douglas County teens

Douglas County teens who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives are recognized each year by the Douglas County Youth Initiative through its outstanding youth … more

Crocs CEO shares advice, rebranding of Colorado company

Crocs CEO Andrew Rees, sporting the new Crocs sneakers in casual dress attire, reflected the company's push to expand beyond its traditional clog style as he shared business insights in a fireside … more

$421 million county budget gets commissioners' OK

Much of Douglas County's 2019 budget will help pay for transportation-related projects — including road widening and constructing new connections to U.S. Highway 85 between northern Douglas County … more

C-470 expansion project expected to wrap up by summer 2019

Motorists should be able to travel along C-470 from Wadsworth Boulevard to Interstate 25 without the disruption of construction by summer 2019. The Colorado Department of Transportation held its … more

After 18 years, Mountain Vista head football coach resigns

After an 18-year run, Mountain Vista High School's varsity football head coach Ric Cash has resigned, citing a “toxicity” that exists in the football program. “There are multiple things going … more

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many … more

Mountain Vista hires independent contractor for diversity training

Mountain Vista High School has hired an independent contractor to host awareness and diversity training for administrators and counselors from the high school and the feeder’s middle school, … more

5 Questions with John Cotten, Lone Tree public works director

John Cotten's passion is creating something from nothing. And in the past two decades, that's what Cotten has done. Cotten began as a contracted consultant for the City of Lone Tree before there was … more

Local officials: Incidents do not indicate larger racial issue in Douglas County schools

Authorities from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Douglas County School District say two incidents — one involving a student fight and the other derogatory graffiti — at a Highlands … more

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace … more

Ceremony a ‘beautiful moment’ for new citizens

A group of 51 youths from around the Denver area became United States citizens Nov. 30 at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Centennial. The naturalization ceremony, which took … more

School board OKs concurrent enrollment at future facility

Plans are moving forward for a concurrent enrollment program that would allow Douglas County high school students to expedite a college degree or receive workforce training without leaving Castle … more

Police seek Park Meadows carjacking suspects

Lone Tree police responded to an armed carjacking incident at a Park Meadows parking lot at 5 p.m. Nov. 29 and are seeking help finding the suspects involved. According to reports from the victim, … more

Half of Coloradans live in areas of wildfire risk

The number of Coloradans whose homes are at risk from wildfires soared 45 percent in five years, reflecting the state's booming population and changing uses of agricultural land, state officials said … more

Park Meadows reports record Black Friday turnout

The Park Meadows mall opened its doors early on the morning of Nov. 23, welcoming shoppers to the mall's biggest day of the year — Black Friday. Pam Kelly, general manager of the mall, said this … more

Lone Tree girl honored for invention

A 12-year-old from Lone Tree was featured on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list for 2019. Gitanjali Rao, a student at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, was listed as one of the 30 notable young … more
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