STEM shooting suspect's lawyers want case moved back to juvenile court
The younger suspect in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting was back in court June 14, where attorneys continued their efforts to transfer his case out of adult court and back to juvenile court. …

Douglas County School Board holds off on STEM contract decision

The Douglas County Board of Education postponed its vote on whether to rescind a three-year charter contract offer for STEM School Highlands Ranch and consider a one-year extension of the school's …

Douglas County mental health leaders gather for summit

In a banquet hall filled with mental health professionals, three Douglas County mothers sat in front of microphones and began talking. They shared thoughts about parenting their children with mental …

Douglas County will ask voters to shift tax dollars from justice center to roads

Douglas County will ask voters this November to extend a portion of its sales tax scheduled to sunset in 2020 and reallocate the money from the county justice center to roads — a decision that …

World's biggest bounce house visits Meridian

Crawl under the rubber flaps of a giant bounce house and enter a miniature town made of inflated, bouncy material full of adults bobbing, hopping and leaping from place to place looking far too …

Highlands Ranch Post Office named after fallen deputy

The post office, where people go to send and receive letters from loved ones overseas and beloved grandparents, is the center of every community, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said to a small …

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.).

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Grants support reality experiences, bat monitoring

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife pilot program that uses mobile technology to connect visitors to parks, and a research project related to monitoring bat populations in state parks were awarded grants …

Life

‘Colorado’s Historic Churches’ ready for summer reading

They’re built from wood, brick, adobe, stone and combinations thereof and vary in size from small chapel to ones that seat many hundred parishioners. Many still function every Sunday and at other …

Sports

For her, great performances are par for the course

Katie Berrian didn’t get herself in too much trouble on the golf course this season to test her mental toughness. In fact Berrian, the Regis Jesuit junior who lives in Castle Pines, had an …

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