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Lissa Miller, left, Jeannie Ritter and Maureen Lake share their experiences with mental illness at the second Time to Talk community forum at James H. LaRue library in Highlands Ranch. About 50 people attended the Nov. 14 event.

Forum focuses on families and mental health

Lissa Miller, a mother of two young girls, experienced crippling pregnancy-related depression and anxiety. Maureen Lake, the parent of a daughter who has bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, …
Paramedics and firefighters load actors portraying shooting victims into ambulances.

‘We want to be ready when the worst happens’

Law enforcement, firefighters and paramedics are training side-by-side this month, part of an effort to coordinate and streamline emergency response to mass shootings. Hosted by South Metro Fire …

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax …

Carriage rides roll out for Christmas Market

The Parker Chamber of Commerce is hosting its inaugural Parker Christmas Market Nov. 30, an event that will feature annual horse-drawn carriage rides. The rides were cut from the town's budget in …

Westin Pals casts his ballot as a first-time voter in the 2018 midterm election. Pals celebrated his 18th birthday on Nov. 6.

Castle Rock teen turns 18 on Election Day, votes for first time

For one Castle Rock teenager, whose birthday happened to fall on the day of midterm elections, celebrating turning 18 years old meant voting for the first time. Westin Pals, a junior at Lutheran High …

Scheffel wins race for state board of education

Democrat Tim Krug, of Franktown, and Republican Debora Scheffel, of Parker, were each vying for the state board of education seat for the 4th Congressional District in the Nov. 6 election. Scheffel …
Douglas County School District staff, educators and parents mingle at Clock Tower Grill in Lone Tree as they track the results of two tax measures that would provide additional funding for the school district.

DCSD parents, school officials 'cautiously optimistic' about tax measures, which are narrowly passing

Dozens of Douglas County School District staff, educators and parents at a watch party at a Lone Tree restaurant were on pins and needles watching the results of two tax measures that would provide additional funding for the school district.

27 Douglas County students named National Merit semifinalists

Twenty-seven Douglas County School District students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, more than doubling the district's 12 semifinalists from a year ago. Fewer than 1 percent …

Bus drivers, teachers' aides among those who may get raises

The Douglas County School District has 50 unfilled bus-driver positions. The hourly pay starts at $16.06 per hour. The same position in the Cherry Creek School District starts at $17.58 per hour. The …

Mia Hayden, left, Rohan Nipunge and Melanie Zhou talk about their up-and-coming nonprofit organization, Oasis. The three ThunderRidge High School students want to change how students and staff view mental health.

ThunderRidge students want an ‘oasis’ for mental health

Last year, Mia Hayden lost a close friend to suicide. Melanie Zhou’s mother was battling cancer. Then her school principal died of cancer. These life-changing experiences led the two ThunderRidge …
A rendition of the West End on Mainstreet Project

Laszlo Hotel lists five restaurants that will move in

Plans are coalescing for the western end of Parker's Mainstreet to be upgraded with a new public plaza featuring local retail shops and restaurants. The West End on Mainstreet project will be …
Park Meadows mall is a major draw for Lone Tree.

Get to know the new shops at Park Meadows

The Park Meadows shopping center has cemented itself as not only a major attraction for Lone Tree residents, but also for people around the state and even in surrounding states. The mall regularly …

Pine Bluffs Plaza breaks ground in Parker

For 20 years, the plot of land on the northeast corner of Parker and Hess roads remained vacant. Soon, the area will be home to Parker's newest mixed-use commercial development, known as Pine Bluffs …
Led by Centennial Airport staff members, from left to right, Mike Fronapfel, director of planning; Gina Conley, senior planner; and Dylan Heberlein, noise and environmental specialist, the airport’s lighting energy-reduction effort earned it a Bronze Level Achievement recognition from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program. Centennial Airport was one of 16 bronze-level achievers honored at this year’s awards ceremony Oct. 9 in Glendale.

Centennial Airport receives environmental honor

Centennial Airport received an award from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for reducing energy use on its airfield, along with several other environmental efforts, according …

Saralyn Ward gives a presentation on her start-up The Mama Sagas, a blog and video series to help empower mothers through crowdsourcing.

Local business start-ups compete for winning prize money

Under the bright lights in the theater at the University of Colorado, South Denver campus in Lone Tree Oct. 14, three students from ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch stepped into the …
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