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Tri-County health director takes precautions amid illness but opts against COVID-19 test

When local officials from the Tri-County Health Department's jurisdiction — which serves more than 1.5 million people — gathered in Douglas County and livestreamed a “virtual town hall” about … more

STEM shooting suspect will not face death penalty

The adult suspect in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting that left one dead and eight more injured will not face the death penalty if convicted, according to court documents filed the morning of … more

Douglas County School District grapples with teacher pay

Luke Hadden comes from a family of teachers. He believes educators have the power to better children’s lives. That’s why leaving his job as a social studies teacher at Rock Canyon High School, … more

Younger STEM suspect pleads guilty to murder, other charges

The suspect accused of plotting the May 7 fatal shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch and recruiting a friend to help him carry out the attack has pleaded guilty to numerous felony charges. Alec … more

Request for gun violence awareness week spurs debate in Douglas County

Roughly a dozen women sat in the front row at the Jan. 28 Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting, their arms wrapped around one another for support, their eyes fixed steadily on commissioners, … more

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

Crisis Center to run seminar for teens on healthy relationships

The Crisis Center in Douglas County will be running a five-week course for teens about building self-worth, establishing healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention. The Crisis Center's … more

U.S. Rep. Buck stands firmly in support of Trump

Among the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives opposed to the impeachment of President Donald Trump is Colorado's Ken Buck. The House voted Dec. 18 to approve two articles of impeachment, … 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

STEM shooting victims' families take the stand, recounting day of panic, fear

Yuritzia Ojeda-Ayala casually opened a text as she walked with a student in the elementary school where she served as an assistant principal, not knowing her life was about to change. In the message, … more

Douglas County awards millions for school safety

Roughly six months after a school shooting rocked the Douglas County community, county officials and educators gathered to announce new safety measures they plan to fund in local schools. County … more

STEM shooting suspect grew up amid abuse, his mother says

As a Nov. 20 hearing for the younger STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect came to a close, individuals from all sides of the tragedy tried to stifle their tears. Parents of students present … more

STEM suspect had troubled upbringing, mental illness, attorneys say

Evidence made public for the first time Nov. 18 in court during hearings for the younger suspect in the fatal shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch offered a glimpse into the world of the teen … more

CDOT lays out vision for I-25 through Douglas County

A whopping study from the Colorado Department of Transportation that began more than two years ago is expected to wrap up this month, and it's got big proposals for Castle Rock and surrounding areas. … more

So far, more than $70,000 donated to campaigns for Douglas County School Board

Although candidates are distancing themselves from the term “slate" — which has been a popular approach to running for school board in recent elections — three candidates for the Douglas County … more

Restaurant provided a safe haven for fleeing school kids

Lucas DeLeon works as a manager for Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, which sits at Lucent Boulevard and Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch. As he drove to work May 7, he turned off Broadway and … more

Coalition focuses on preventing substance abuse among county’s youth

The Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition — which works to prevent substance use among young people — reports to the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative, a partnership of … more

‘They told me if I had a house and a car I could afford it’

When Chrysta Reese’s daughter revealed she was struggling with a heroin addiction, Reese immediately sought help. “The first time she called me and was really sick, I thought she was dying. I was … more

‘He really still takes one day at a time’

For Kendra Rhoades, the problem was not convincing her or her husband that their teenage son Jacob struggled with substance abuse. The problem was convincing Jacob, even after his marijuana use … more

Stress, social status among reasons for teen substance use

The Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition found in a community-needs assessment from the Tri-County Health Department that more than 26 percent of high school students in the … more
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