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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 … more

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 … more

Friends of teen murder victim celebrate her life with vigil

Friends, fellow students and teachers of a recently slain teen celebrated the girl's life during a candlelight vigil at Mile High Academy in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 16. Mya Pena, 17, was a student at … more

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 … more

Commissioners certify mill levies at special meeting

Property taxes for the next year are now finalized after the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved taxing district mill levies during a Dec. 20 special business meeting. The rates that will … more

Program creates way for Inmates to send holiday cards

More than 100 inmates in Douglas County were able to send holiday cards to their families this season as part of a program within the county jail. The card writing opportunity has taken place for … more

Family files discrimination complaint against Douglas County School District

A Highlands Ranch family has confirmed it filed a discrimination complaint against the Douglas County School District with the Colorado Division of Civil Rights over the district's medical marijuana … more

Douglas County deputies shop with kids

More than 45 kids in Douglas County got to participate in the annual “Shop With A Cop” event Dec. 14. County employees nominated the children and their families who were in need of extra help … more

Meet the Douglas County '10-foot cop'

Unbeknownst to some in Douglas County, there is a special type of deputy in the ranks at the sheriff's office. It's one with a long, soft nose, giant ears and four clomping hooves: It's a horse … more

Renaming of library in Highlands Ranch draws criticism

The Douglas County library board of trustees received backlash during a Dec. 2 meeting over the decision to rename the library in Highlands Ranch. While multiple Douglas County residents and one … 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

Podcast tells stories of local emergency responders

When Chris Macklin left the scene of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999, all he wanted to do was talk with his peers about what they’d just experienced. Macklin, a Denver paramedic at the … more

County emphasizes air quality in transportation plan

Douglas County will prioritize improving air quality after the transportation master plan and an amendment were approved unanimously by the planning commission Oct. 21. Peter Bierbaum, a planning … more

Highlands Ranch library to be renamed

The Highlands Ranch library will soon be renamed to represent its geographic location, removing the name of former longtime Douglas County library director James H. LaRue. The new title comes as the … more

Highlands Ranch sculpture wins in vote by residents

A bronze sculpture of an eagle mid-flight, situated at Town Center South in Highlands Ranch, has won the Douglas County Art Encounters People's Choice Award after voting closed Oct. 31. Dimitry … more

Douglas County election: a test run for 2020

Workers at the Douglas County election commission were able to kick their feet up and rest for a day the Friday following the Nov. 5 election thanks to success in what they considered a … more

Roads measure appears on way to passing in Douglas County

A ballot item that would reallocate a portion of the county's 1% sales tax from the justice center to roads appeared to be on its way to passing in the Nov. 5 election. The measure would extend 0.13% … more

Ballots buzzing in Douglas County

Deep inside the Douglas County elections headquarters, a high-pitched buzzing sound rang through the ballot-counting room multiple times every second Friday, Nov. 1. The sound was the ballot-sorting … more

Case moves forward against mom accused of killing child

The Highlands Ranch woman who was recently charged with the murder of her daughter more than two years after the girl's death appeared in a Douglas County courtroom Nov. 1 as a judge heard … more

Bull riders going on a wild ride in Castle Rock

The bull riding organization Buckers Unlimited held its annual finals at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, where riders competed for thousands in prize money. The Oct. 26 event was the first time the … more
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