Highlands Ranch school taken off lock out, search for fleeing suspect ends
An elementary school in Highlands Ranch has been taken off lock out and a fleeing suspect is no longer believed to be in the area, according to an update from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

South Metro Fire celebrates new station in Centennial

South Metro Fire Rescue personnel gathered for the grand-opening ceremony at the new Station 32 building. Local officials, including Centennial City Councilmember Candace Moon, came to the March 2 …

Capitol Report: Bill aims to stop most scanner encryption

As more law enforcement and fire agencies across the state encrypt or consider encrypting their dispatch radio traffic, a bill was introduced March 12 that seeks to halt the trend. Blocking the …

Man killed girlfriend for flirting with ex-boyfriend, prosecutors say

A young man angry that his new girlfriend was flirting with her ex-boyfriend shot and killed her last fall in Littleton, prosecutors allege. Andrew O'John, 20, faces a charge of first-degree murder …

St. Patrick's Day 5k draws a crowd

Town Center was a sea of green for the annual St. Patrick's Day 5k, organized by the Highlands Ranch Community Association. Sporting their best Irish costumes, residents of all ages participated in …

Making time for March Madness

Doug Pruitt’s glass of a dark micobrew, sweating as it rested on a coaster at the Library Co., a bar in Castle Rock, was still half full. Arms crossed, eyes gazing upward at one of the four TVs …

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.

The forum is the latest in a series, and is presented in conjunction with Colorado Community Media's story series "Time to Talk."

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

News

Weighing homeownership vs. renting, and the effect on kids

In the Denver metro area, homeownership is not attainable for many families. Market pressures have led to more rental housing development, and as a result, more families are turning to renting, says …

Life

Painting ‘from the inside out’

James Holmes admits he never used to be able to “connect” with abstract art. The 56-year-old Parker man said he never appreciated the art form. Abstract concepts, to him, a 17-year board member …

Sports

South Metro Wrestler of the Year: Cohlton Schultz ends amazing preps career

During his senior season at Ponderosa High School, Cohlton Schultz didn't leave behind any doubts that he is one of the best-ever Colorado high school wrestlers. Schultz won his fourth consecutive …

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Quiet Desperation

‘Like’ is, like, not really something to, like, like

I am, like, tired of it. More than tired. It makes me puke. Vomit. Regurgitate. Retch. Heave. It is the extra-grammatical word “like” I am talking about. It adds nothing, it means nothing, but it …
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Relationships around money are important to examine

When many people hear the term “financial adviser,” they may think of someone who mostly manages investments. While that may have been true in the past, today you may desire a holistic adviser …
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Winning Words

Here’s a look at story behind the change

Thanks again for the emails and feedback, especially over these past two weeks as we discussed knowing when it’s time for a change, and the truth and secret to success. A very common question and …
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Winning Words

Understanding the simple truth of success

Why do we struggle with achieving success when there really is no secret to success? Is it because we have overcomplicated the thought or definition of success? Or is it because we really just …
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