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RTD board to discuss possible service cutbacks

Mandatory overtime for light rail operators and bus drivers is taking a toll on the employees, as well as the Regional Transportation District (RTD) system as a whole — and service cutbacks could … more

Highlands Ranch hospital steps into future of medicine

The moment a stroke patient arrives in the emergency room, doctors spring into action — the countdown is on and as every second passes, neurons are being suffocated. That's why having a stroke … more

Douglas County School Board selects leadership

The Douglas County School Board swore in newly elected directors and selected board leadership in early December after receiving official school board balloting results from the county. Incumbent … more

The Canyons project in Castle Pines could add hundreds more homes

The City of Castle Pines will soon consider an application that, if approved, could bring The Canyons development to twice the size it was originally planned to be 10 years ago. Meanwhile, … more

U.S. scores above average in reading, science, lags in math

American students may not be reading any better, but they’re moving up in rankings of educational achievement worldwide because many of their peers in other countries are performing worse. And … more

Younger teen charged in STEM shooting to be tried as adult

The 16-year-old charged with carrying out a school shooting that left one dead and eight injured will be tried as an adult, according to a Dec. 4 judgment. Judge Jeffrey Holmes ruled that in … more

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 … more

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 … more

E-cigarette effect on teen smoking is far from settled

In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low. … more

Eligible residents can apply for help with winter costs

Douglas County residents who need help with winter heating costs may apply for energy assistance through the State of Colorado's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. The program is seasonal, and … more

Douglas County seeks applicants for boards, commissions

Douglas County residents looking for a way to be active in their community can apply to serve on one of the county's advisory boards, committees or commissions. “From the cultural council to the … more

How to help Douglas County winter shelters

Now that Douglas County is experiencing more frequent freezing temperatures, it's likely that those who are struggling in the area are leaning on the county's winter shelter network. The network, … more

E-470 ExpressToll customers continue to save

An ExpressToll rate freeze implemented Jan. 1, 2018, will keep 2017 toll rates in place for ExpressToll drivers on E-470 through 2020 after a unanimous vote by the E-470 board of directors. According … more

South Suburban earns national accreditation

The South Suburban Park and Recreation District has achieved accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies during a conference of the National Recreation and Park … more

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 … more

Much of Denver metro area dealing with more than a foot of snow

As a snowstorm continued across Colorado, authorities were urging motorists not to travel Tuesday.  Many communities across the metro area were reporting more than a foot of snow as morning gave way to early afternoon. more

Storm could bring a foot or more of snow to Denver metro area

The National Weather Service issued the following information this morning about the approaching storm: A winter storm will strengthen as it moves over the mountains and across northeastern … more

Parkridge Corporate Center unveils new sign

The new sign for Parkridge Corporate Center in Lone Tree incorporates mountain views and the Colorado lifestyle that those living and working there have enjoyed for 25 years. The 75-acre live/work … more

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 … more

Hobby shop is home for hands-on activities

All the cool kids are building models these days, and Littleton’s newest hobby shop is here to help. Old-school hobbies — and some new ones — are on the rise, said Corey Bosworth, the owner of … more
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