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Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a …
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No charges for STEM security guard who injured students

The privately hired security guard on duty during the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting injured two students and was illegally carrying a weapon on school grounds, 4th Judicial District Attorney …
Tate

Bill aims to repeal Colorado death penalty

After years of coming up short, advocates of repealing the death penalty may finally cross the finish line this year with newfound support from two Republican senators. “From a philosophical …

Douglas County awards school district $6.8 million for security

More than $6.8 million is on its way to the Douglas County School District to bolster student safety, while STEM School Highlands Ranch — the site of a fatal shooting last year — is set to …

Police beat

The Police Beat is a sampling of reports taken by the Lone Tree Police Department each week. The information is provided by the police department in its daily bulletin report. Jan. 16: Three unknown …

Collin Rogers-Peckham and Hadley Pletscher, seniors at Eagle Academy, graduated on Jan. 17.

Students graduate from Eagle Academy with high hopes

As Collin Rogers-Peckham moved from one school to the next in the Douglas County School District, he continually fell behind in his education. Several bouts of strep throat, he thinks spurred on by …
Education
June Everett is the founder of a new nonprofit in Douglas County called the Backpack Society. The organization aims to provide weekend meals for students who are eligible for free or reduced lunches.

Nonprofit aims to feed hungry kids on weekends

While many may not think of Douglas County as a community where students struggle with hunger, a new nonprofit has been formed to address just that situation. Highlands Ranch resident June Everett …

Douglas County disputes claim in STEM shooting

Douglas County's attorney said the county is not liable for the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch after one of the victims filed a claim against the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in October. …
Audrey Ng, left, and Joanna Nicholson, right, talk about times they had to improvise while working on their mural. The elk in the mural was one of the more challenging elements, they said.

Pair of Highlands Ranch artists adorn school with giant mural

A massive, colorful collage of Red Rocks, the Rocky Mountains, Denver and a giant elk now adorn the stairwell of Highlands Ranch High School thanks to two seniors who completed the mural during their …

Charter school closer to leaving Douglas County School District

A charter school seeking to leave the Douglas County School District in part to implement an armed-staff program will soon be under the state's oversight if contract negotiations now underway go to …

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for …
Business
Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet speaks at the grand opening celebration for the Southeast Rail Extension in May. Millet handed former mayors Jack O'Boyle, left, and Jim Gunning, right, a track baton, representing the work the three put in to bring the project to fruition.

Lone Tree mayor named finalist for RTD post

Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet was named one of five finalists to serve as interim general manager and CEO of the Regional Transportation District. A Jan. 10 news release from RTD named the finalists …
Sarah DeAngelo solders a bracelet at her store on Jan. 3. Her jewelry is featured in 50 stores around the country and in the lifestyle retailer Sundance Catalog.

Handcrafted jewelry store comes to Englewood

Back in 2000, Sarah DeAngelo was running around a steakhouse in Beverly Hills taking food orders as a server. On impulse, DeAngelo quit her job after a customer was rude to her, and the next day, she …

American Furniture Warehouse store changes hands

A large store at the foot of southwest Centennial neighborhoods is under new ownership at the start of the new year. The American Furniture Warehouse at East County Line Road and South University …

In their Business

New 24 Hour Fitness Area residents can start the new year off on the right foot with a little help from the new 24 Hour Fitness South Parker club, opening this holiday season. The 24 Hour Fitness …

Planes on a runway at Centennial Airport just outside the City of Centennial.

Final Denver Metroplex flight-path study upholds planned changes

The federal government's final analysis of a plan to reroute airplane traffic in the Denver metro area didn't offer changes to proposed flight paths for Centennial Airport that have riled up local …
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