South metro area law enforcement agencies blocking radio traffic
As of the early morning hours on Dec. 2, Douglas County law enforcement radios faded from public access. Channels once available for anyone to hear now broadcast a stream of garbled talk and …

Parents vow to fight Douglas County School District's medical marijuana policy

Brad Wann counts the months he and his family have been protesting the Douglas County School District’s medical marijuana policy. Fourteen. Fifteen. Now 16. With little progress. In October, school …

Lone Tree to enter ‘planning year’ in 2020

The City of Lone Tree is approaching a “planning year” in 2020, officials said, following a year of heavy investment in capital projects. The 2020 city budget reflects investment in the city’s …

Victim's mother gives emotional testimony in STEM suspect's hearing

Sobs filled a Douglas County courtroom the day before Thanksgiving as the mother of a teen killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting spoke about her son. Throughout Maria Castillo's …

Volunteering for the holidays: Doing your part from the heart

No matter the skill level, interests or time constraints of Denver metro area residents, there is a way they can make a difference this winter. Whether it’s donating time, toys, money or labor, …

My Name is … Steve Templeman

About me I am an 18-year resident of Lone Tree and live in the Heritage Hills area. It's the perfect place for me along with my dog and three children, who attend the local schools. I graduated from …

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

Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. …

Life

Wildlife star in Backcountry social media

The Highlands Ranch Backcountry's best trail photos of the year are now being showcased through the conservation property's social media, showing bears, elk, bobcats and more wandering through the …

Sports

Prowess as hitter among athlete’s standout qualities

Katie Dack-Howell, a junior catcher for the Rock Canyon softball team, said blocking low pitches that were in the dirt was one of her strengths this season, but that was overlooked because of her …

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Don’t look down. I would rather not look down from high places. How about you? I don’t have it bad, and it’s not vertigo. The misconception about Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Vertigo” is that …
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