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One death, one hospitalization following Lone Tree shooting

A Sept. 29 shooting in Lone Tree has resulted in one death and another person hospitalized, said Nate Jones, the communications director for the City of Lone Tree, in a written …
The Oct. 12 town hall will be held at the Lone Tree Arts Center.

Lone Tree to host town hall

The City of Lone Tree will host a town hall on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 7–8 p.m. at the Lone Tree Arts Center, located at 10075 Commons St. 
Members of the Douglas County School Board discuss trust and air differences in a Feb. 4 meeting. Board directors voted 5-2 on Sept. 27 to waive a previously set deadline for Superintendent Erin Kane to recommend changes to the equity policy, allowing her to create an implementation plan this year.

DCSD to engage community on equity policy

In a split vote, the Douglas County Board of Education directed the superintendent to compile recommendations to change the equity policy and present them in March. During the Sept. 27 meeting, …
The Douglas County School Board chose not to adopt two proposed policy changes that would have required a supermajority vote for policy changes and adoptions, as well as adding language to limit the district's financial support to public schools.

Douglas County School Board shoots down proposed policy changes

A proposal to require a supermajority of Douglas County school board members to approve or amend district policies failed to gain board approval.
Image of the Sept. 25 incident, as provided by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office on Sept. 28.

Investigators looking for two 'armed and dangerous' car thieves

Investigators with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office are looking for two car thieves “who they believe are armed and dangerous,” the sheriff’s office said Sept. 28.
Booking photo of Heberto Limas-Villers.

Coach with Real Soccer Club arrested on suspicion of child pornography

Heberto Limas-Villers, 54, a coach with Real Soccer Club, was arrested Sept. 27 on suspicion of child pornography, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release.
Joseph Spector

Highlands Ranch man faces child assault allegations

A Highlands Ranch man is under investigation for allegations of child assault in Douglas County, Denver and Aurora. Joseph Spector, 44, is facing multiple charges of child sexual assault for …
The Lone Tree “Craftoberfest” was held at Prairie Sky Park on Sept. 24.

Hundreds celebrate Lone Tree “Craftoberfest”

The taps of local craft brewers were flowing at Prairie Sky Park on Sept. 24 as hundreds of people attended the Lone Tree “Craftoberfest” celebration. Oktoberfest is an annual German …
A teen driver is facing potential charges after she allegedly ran from police and crashed her car into a Highlands Ranch home on Friday night.

Teen to face charges after crashing car into Highlands Ranch home

A police chase in Highlands Ranch ended with a teenage driver crashing her vehicle into a home Friday night. Around 10:45 p.m. Sept. 23, Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies were responding to …

The many metro manifestations of mango

From a refugee resources center offering an array of dine-in cuisines to a dessert bar fusing traditional Hong Kong sweets with western styles, the mango serves as a token of the wider world for a land-locked metropolitan area. 

`Recombobulation’ show runs through Oct. 29

“Combobulate” means to put something together. So, while one does not find a dictionary definition of “Recombobulation,” one can assume that it speaks of putting even more things together ... …

Death doulas: Normalizing discussions of death and dying

Although she’s healthy, Vanessa Johnston already has a plan for how she’d like to die. 

“Celebrating Mexico” piñata exhibit opens at Smoky Hill Library

A bright smile spread across Michelle Ollerton’s face as she watched her 2-year-old son, Isaac, point to the colorful piñatas hanging above them in the cafe of Smoky Hill Library, trying …

News

Parker business owner charged with sex assault on child

The owner of a Parker company that offers athletic training for children has been charged with four counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.

Life

‘Dry Land’ dives into the deep end

One of the great things about theater is its ability to reflect the challenges and convulsions of society with a speed and alacrity that most other performing arts mediums just aren’t capable of …

Sports

CHSAA releases schedule for regional tennis tournaments

AURORA --Here are the class 4A and 5A regional tennis schedules and locations. Play can begin as soon as Wednesday, Oct. 5. Locations for Ponderosa and Legacy high schools were unknown late …

Voices

Mother Musings: A balanced approach to screen time

I was determined to raise my kids with no screens. They were going to be the kids who were creative and could entertain themselves with their imaginations, not mind-numbing TV shows. And I succeeded, …

From the Editor: NyQuil chicken — no thanks

I am often fascinated at things people worldwide will do based on something they saw online. The latest attention to the problem was an FDA warning that NyQuil chicken is not something people should …
Michael Norton

Column: Pride without the arrogance

Whenever he finished an amazing run, resulting in a touchdown, and having weaved his way through the defense and even running over a defender or slipping past another with some lightning-quick …

Column: Demographics and stagflation

The world is aging, and our economy is shrinking. This is not a good combination. Let’s start with demographics. The five largest economies, U.S., China, Japan, Germany, and the U.K., have an …
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