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Douglas County School District approves millions in cuts

The Douglas County School District will enter the 2020-21 school year with millions in cuts to its budget amid the on-going pandemic. School board directors approved next year's $670 million budget … more

Fireworks shows in Douglas County canceled due to fire danger

Three Douglas County fireworks shows planned for the Fourth of July were canceled Thursday due to fire danger. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, who also serves as the county fire marshal, … more

Colorado closes bars, nightclubs after young crowds spread virus

Just 12 days after Colorado allowed bars and nightclubs to open statewide, a concerning uptick in COVID-19 cases fueled by young Coloradans forced state officials to pump the brakes and close … more

Killer gets life sentence in south-metro case from 1980

It has been 40 years since Helene Pruszynski was killed, but for her family and friends, it might as well have been yesterday. more

PRIMARY 2020 | Colorado Community Media coverage

In the primary election that ended June 30, voters across metro Denver weighed in on party races for county commission, the state legislature, district attorney, the University of Colorado Board of … more

PRIMARY 2020 | Turnout highest ever for non-presidential primary election in Colorado

Secretary of State Jena Griswold deemed Tuesday’s election turnout the largest for a non-presidential primary in Colorado’s history, with more than 1.57 million people casting ballots, … more

PRIMARY 2020 | Hickenlooper to take on Republican Cory Gardner for U.S. Senate in Colorado

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in November, voters decided in the state's Democratic U.S. Senate primary. more

PRIMARY 2020 | Takeaways: A good election for Democratic legislative hopefuls could signal a wave in November

Some takeaways from Primary 2020 for the Colorado General Assembly: Incumbents did very well, assuming the incumbent was running for the same seat they held before. That applies in the state … more

PRIMARY 2020 | Big win for Padden in Democratic race for 18th District DA

Democrat Amy Padden will face off against Republican John Kellner in the November election for 18th Judicial District attorney after Padden glided to a win in the party primary that ended June 30. In … more

PRIMARY 2020 | Decisive win for Murray in Republican race for CU regent, District 6

Richard Murray bested fellow Highlands Ranch Republican Priscilla Rahn by nearly a 2-1 margin in the party primary race to decide who will face the Democratic opponent for the University of Colorado … more

PRIMARY 2020 | Teal defeats Dorris in testy GOP race for Douglas County commissioner

Douglas County Republican voters chose George Teal over Clint Dorris as the party's candidate for the District 2 county commission seat in a race that saw accusations hurled back and forth. more

Hitting the waves in Littleton

What does 150 cubic feet of water per second look like? Not much from above — enough to channel the South Platte River about eight feet wide at River Run Park beside Oxford Avenue. more

Rally in Castle Rock to support police

Castle Rock residents rallied in support of police on June 27, drawing hundreds who marched downtown and gathered on the steps of the Castle Rock Police Department. more

Graduation 2020: Castle View High School celebrates commencement

Despite originally being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Castle View High School class of 2020 held their graduation ceremony June 26. CVHS, like 13 other Douglas County high schools, was … more

UCHealth Highlands Ranch: First birth, one year later

Elésha Burford looks back on her memories of being the first woman to give birth in the UCHealth Highlands Ranch hospital fondly. Leading up to the day of her c-section, she was feeling more than … more

Graduation 2020: Stormy skies don’t dampen spirits at Mountain Vista event

After being postponed by both COVID-19 and lightning, the Mountain Vista High School class of 2020 finally graduated the evening of June 26.  Only 10 minutes into the ceremony, an announcement came … more

My Name Is ... Alana Rainosek

I am a 21-year-old college student just finishing up my third year at Santa Clara University in California. I went to middle school and high school in Highlands Ranch (Rock Canyon High School) and I … more

Graduation 2020: Parker's Legend High School says goodbye to the class of 2020

Seniors from Legend High School in Parker had their official commencement ceremony June 25 after the county requested special permission to host the in-person event. The Douglas County School … more

Graduation 2020: Seniors at ThunderRidge in Highlands Ranch get their moment

ThunderRidge High School graduates finally got their day in the sun June 24 -- but in Parker, not their home turf of Highlands Ranch. Families, clustered into six-foot pods on the EchoPark Stadium … more

Graduation 2020: Douglas County seniors endure rain after months apart

Nothing would keep Douglas County High School seniors from having their graduation ceremony June 24 — especially not a little rain. No graduating senior likely could have guessed they would be … more
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