Transportation plan predicts growth patterns in Douglas County

In order to create the 2040 transportation master plan, Douglas County staff analyzed trends in household and job growth in the county. Maps displaying this data tell the possible story of the next …
Douglas County schools' employee retention improves
In the Douglas County School District, data trends show retention is improving among employees, and some staff members are returning to the district. The school board reviewed turnover and retention …
School board candidates differ on arming of teachers, staff
As the Nov. 5 election draws near, three candidates running in the Douglas County School Board election have taken a strong stance against the prospect of arming teachers and staff in local schools, …

Q&As with the Douglas County School Board candidates

The six candidates for Douglas County School Board answered questions from Colorado Community Media on a variety of issues. To see where they stand on the issues, click on their name below.Andy …

Fall fest draws pumpkin pickers, wagon riders

Selena Miesbauer said her favorite thing about fall is anything to do with pumpkins. So much so, she came to the Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival in Lone Tree on Oct. 5 in search of a pumpkin big enough …

Tall Tales Ranch raises $200,000 in annual event

Tall Tales Ranch won't be “shovel ready” for another three years, but the groundwork is being laid at what will be a residential facility for adults with developmental and intellectual …

'His future was an open book waiting to be read'

The Lone Tree Police Department is investigating the deaths of a man and his son as a murder-suicide, as details about the father's allegedly abusive relationship with the mother and son come to …

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

Students look behind scenes at Sky Ridge

ThunderRidge Senior Ben O'Meara doesn't exactly know what he wants to study in college yet — whether it's physical therapy, psychology or something else entirely, but he at least knows he wants to …

Life

An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …

Sports

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Softball player hard to beat

Junior Katie Dack-Howell has been a catcher the past three seasons for the Rock Canyon softball team and is finally getting comfortable with her leadership duties. The catcher who attends Lutheran …

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Finding the value in our values

If you have never taken the time to identify or define what your values are, or what your belief system is, don’t sweat it because you are not alone. As a matter of fact, most people just assume …
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Show me the gore, I’ll show you the door

For unknown reasons, I have never wanted to enter the rhythm of a Black Sabbath concert, or walk down the mall with fake blood on my face, or a fake severed head under my arm. Maybe you can tell me …
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Proposition DD is a good bet for Colorado

Proposition DD, the legalization and taxation of sports betting in Colorado, is the result of a May 2018 Supreme Court ruling that repealed the federal government ban on sports gambling. Since then, …
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Proposition CC is tempting but comes up short

It’s a very intriguing proposition. Vote to forgo a relatively small tax refund and allow the state to spend that money on much-needed programs for K-12 education, higher education and …
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