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Colorado's Task Force lends a helping hand in North Carolina

Tropical storm Florence has had a devastating impact on North Carolina. A North Carolina Emergency Management spokesperson confirmed to the Lakewood Sentinel that the death toll from the storm is 16. …

Chili cook-off raises money for fallen officers

Some of Douglas County’s top chili cooks gathered at Schweiger Ranch Sept. 15 for the second annual Hometown Heroes Chili Cook-Off and Family Festival. The event, hosted in conjunction with the …

In Their Business

Consignment store opens A Denver entrepreneur, mother and philanthropist has come out of retirement to open a women’s consignment store in Centennial. Jonna Tellinghuisen, 52, opened The Style …

Douglas County assessor honored for innovation

The Douglas County Assessor's Office, led by Assessor Lisa Frizell, has been awarded the Center for Digital Government's Government Experience Award for innovation in the assessor's website and …

State’s suicide rate is high, but addressable, experts say

Suicide in Colorado is often talked about in terms of statistics — the state is consistently in the top 10 in the country for suicide deaths. But to Sarah Brummett, the director of the state Office …
Education

Douglas County school board to keep current policy on medical marijuana in place

Since Benjamin Wann started taking medical marijuana nearly three years ago, he hasn't had a seizure. Wann, a junior at Mountain Vista, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 3 years old. In 2014, Sarah …

Students honor 9/11 victims

A group of Highlands Ranch High School students placed thousands of small American flags in a grassy field near University Boulevard and Cresthill Lane. The 2,977 flags represent each victim of the …

Suicide intervention skills training provided

Learn the skills to help save someone from suicide. Participants of the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training sessions will gain more knowledge about suicide, learn the skills needed …

School district’s test scores demonstrate growth

Standardized test score results released in August show that the Douglas County School District improved from last year and outperformed the state in several areas. Under the Colorado Measures of …

School board: 'We have to pass this'

The Douglas County Board of Education recently approved two tax measures for additional funding on the November ballot. Now, the pressure is on. “To me, it would be devastating to lose this,” …
Business

More affordable housing in the works for Douglas County

More affordable housing is planned for Douglas County in the near future. Plans to construct an affordable housing apartment building near South Jamaica Street and Inverness Parkway continued moving …

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I …

Sky Ridge celebrates 15 years in Lone Tree

Laci Van Loozen wishes she still lived in Colorado. Instead, her and her family make the trip up from Austin, Texas, once every five years, and she always makes a stop at the place she was born. Van …

In Their Business

Hospital welcomes new CEO Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis has been named president and CEO at Craig Hospital in Englewood. She will formally begin her role Oct. 1. Allen-Davis replaces Mike Fordyce, who …

Light rail testing to begin this year for extension in Lone Tree

The Regional Transportation District southeast light rail extension in Lone Tree is expected to finish on schedule, according to RTD officials. The three additional stops south of Lincoln Station on …
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