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Proposed site plan to add six pickleball courts and additional amenities to Lone Tree Recreation Center.

Lone Tree council approves proposal for pickleball courts

Lone Tree City Council has unanimously approved the addition of six outdoor concrete pickleball courts and a few other amenities to the Lone Tree Recreation Center.
Image of location of Aug. 9, 2022, plane crash that South Metro Fire Rescue shared via Twitter.

Updated: One dead after plane crashes near Centennial Airport

One fatality occurred Aug. 9 after a small, single-engine plane crashed near the FedEx building located at 14250 Grasslands Drive in unincorporated Douglas County, South Metro Fire Rescue said via …
Audrey Todd, 17, died in a car wreck on Aug. 5 after the car she was in was struck head-on by an alleged drunk driver.

Castle Rock responds to teen victims of car wreck

Castle Rock community members are coming together to support the families of four teens involved in a head-on car wreck around midnight Aug. 5.
About $405,000 was awarded to local organizations supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 2021 from the Douglas County Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy.

Douglas County funds housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

A portion of the county’s federal COVID dollars will go toward housing residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities after commissioners announced a partnership with Wellspring …
Douglas County School Board President Mike Peterson speaks at the retreat on Aug. 6 at the Legacy Campus in Parker. Board members met in the first of a two-part retreat to discuss trust and norms.

Douglas County School Board tries to rebuild trust at retreat

At the first of two retreat sessions, Douglas County School Board directors aired concerns and discussed proposed norms in an effort to address rifts among the board and with the community.
Soaring home prices in metro Denver are now growing at slower rates.

Colorado supply of homes rises, prices still climb — just more slowly

From June 2021 to June this year, the number of active listings for single-family homes in the Denver metro area jumped up by about 52%. Statewide, the number saw about a 43% uptick. But despite the larger pool of options, home prices continue to climb.
Erin Kane, right, the superintendent for Douglas County School District, shook hands with the Ponderosa High School graduates as they received their diplomas May 17. Kane will welcome returning students to the new school year on Aug. 8.

Douglas County schools welcome students back Aug. 8

Douglas County School District is gearing up for the start of classes, with the upcoming year expected to be similar to last year in terms of educational priorities and preparing students for their …
The Board of Douglas County commissioners speak about the State of the County Oct. 27.

Douglas County commissioners investigate Thomas about release of previous Thomas investigation

Two of Douglas County's elected commissioners are conducting another investigation into their fellow commissioner just a few days after their previous investigation concluded.

Recent shootings in Littleton, Englewood come amid backdrop of increased gun crime

A string of shootings in Littleton and Englewood this summer comes after a major surge in violent crimes involving guns last year, data shows.

Douglas County schools welcome students back Aug. 8

Douglas County School District is gearing up for the start of classes, with the upcoming year expected to be similar to last year in terms of educational priorities and preparing students for their …

Man convicted of decades-old Cherry Hills murder sentenced to life in prison

David Anderson, the 63-year-old man convicted of killing then 34-year-old Sylvia Quayle in 1981, was sentenced to life in prison by an Arapahoe County judge Aug. 4.

Molding art for the masses

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then taking a walk through most metro area communities can be a delightful treat for the eyes.

News

Arapahoe County's eviction clinic sees high demand: 'We often have to turn people away'

A recently launched Arapahoe County program aimed at keeping people housed is operating in the county that had Colorado's highest eviction rate last year, according to state court data.

Life

CinemaQ aims to unite, enlighten

There’s never been an entirely safe time to live life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but some historical moments are more difficult than others. But no matter what the national mood is, its …

Sports

Gallegos, Brighton HS grad, Skyview wrestler, puts goals in place

Former Skyview High School wrestler and Brighton High School student Jaslynn Gallegos has plans – big plans – for her future. One of them is a national title in women’s wrestling …

Voices

From the Editor: Cost of learning goes up

It’s back to school season and districts across the metro region are returning to class. However, before students are seated at their desk for the new school year, parents are feeling the pain of …

From the Editor: Douglas County, cough it up

few months ago, Douglas County commissioners Abe Laydon and George Teal decided to come together and vote to have fellow commissioner Lora Thomas investigated. In the April vote, Laydon and Teal …
Michael Norton

Column: Finding smoother air through the turbulence

All of us who have flown have experienced turbulence. Some of us experience anxiety and fear as we drive our fingernails into the armrest or the arms of the person sitting next to us. Many regular …

From the Editor: Happy for kindness

In a recent cross-county trip to see my brother, I saw and experienced several acts of kindness that I am hoping are signs of good things changing in the country. Over the last few years, I feel like …
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