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The Cherry Creek Trail near E-470 connects to the E-470 Trail, or High Plains Trail, which will soon connect to Kings Point in Aurora after an IGA was passed by town council Dec. 3.

High Plains Trail connection moves forward

A trail connection project nearly 20 years in the making finally has its initial funding. The High Plains Trail connection is a project to connect the existing trail along E-470, to Kings Point in …

Conservation groups aim to preserve ranch

More than 800 acres of Douglas County ranch land could soon be shielded from becoming future Front Range development. The Welborn Ranch, southeast of Franktown near Castlewood Canyon State Park, …
The "Christmas Tree of Lost Ornaments" is a collection of lost-and-found decorations with sentimental value, like this photo of Lucy on her first Christmas in 2005.

Orphaned ornaments await owners

At the Douglas County Parks and Trails Division office in Highlands Ranch, a 3-foot-tall Christmas tree holds a bevy of family treasures: custom ornaments, about 30 of them, forgotten on trees after …

Castle Rock police charge bus driver involved in fatal crash

One week following a Castle Rock crash that left a woman dead, police have charged the second driver involved. Steven Blair, 70, is charged with careless driving causing death and failing to yield …

Obama answers a question about if she is going to run for President. "The answer is no," she said. "I have two girls who spent eight years with the spotlight on them. They've had to struggle with living a normal life."

Michelle Obama, Santa Claus share holiday cheer with kids

There was a buzz in the air at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora as children began to slowly make their way to the hospital's lobby. The children, ages 3 to 17, were patients of the Center …
Education
Jadyn Neumann, a teacher at Prairie Crossing Elementary, shows Angela and Michael Herrera how to use the Ozobot, a device that can follow a path drawn from a marker, at Family Coding Night Dec. 6. Coding night was dedicated to showcasing the new technologies schools have that involve learning computer code in curriculum.

Family Coding Night highlights new tech in education

At first glance, it looked like a bunch of kids playing with toys. Elementary-aged students fiddled with yellow plastic bees, tapped on tablets that controlled robots and designed simple applications …

Bullying seminar helps teens 'see the upside to the downside'

About 250 parents and students got an unconventional take on bullying as part of an ongoing Healthy Teens Series. Parker Area Counselors for Prevention, a team of counselors from Douglas County …

Awards honor outstanding Douglas County teens

Douglas County teens who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives are recognized each year by the Douglas County Youth Initiative through its outstanding youth …

Chaparral campaign highlights safe driving

Three student leaders of Chaparral High School's DECA chapter hope to teach students how to rise above risks to drive safe. Brock Mullen, chapter president, Sami Kuhns, vice president, and Quinn …

Local officials: Incidents do not indicate larger racial issue in Douglas County schools

Authorities from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Douglas County School District say two incidents — one involving a student fight and the other derogatory graffiti — at a Highlands …
Business

Monkey Bizness to give away one year of free play

One family in need will get the gift of play this season. Monkey Bizness launched its community holiday drive A Wish for the Season, and one family will win a year of free play at both the Parker and …
Crocs CEO Andrew Rees talks with Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet during a CU-South Denver seminar series Nov. 29.

Crocs CEO shares advice, rebranding of Colorado company

Crocs CEO Andrew Rees, sporting the new Crocs sneakers in casual dress attire, reflected the company's push to expand beyond its traditional clog style as he shared business insights in a fireside …

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace …

As shopping season starts, so do new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue enacted an emergency rule Sept. 26 that makes it mandatory for retailers in Colorado who ship goods out of their own jurisdiction to collect sales tax on the …
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