Douglas County commissioners eye $10 million to enhance school safety
Jennifer Thompson Consolo and her family had no idea her daughter was being bullied and had begun self-harming during her sophomore year at Douglas County High School. They also didn't know she was …

'This project is all about vision'

Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet got off the light rail train at the new Lone Tree City Center Station and walked across to the other side of the tracks, toward a sea of prairie to the east as far as …
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Legend High athletic director on leave amid investigation

Legend High School's athletic director is on leave and is being investigated by police for "potential inappropriate conduct." Kevin Boley is also the Parker school's boys basketball coach, a role he …

Former Merryhill worker gets probation for child abuse

Legislators forming committee to focus on school safety

Owner of Coffee Cabin lives for his 'favorite customers'

Juvenile STEM shooting suspect charged as adult

STEM School students walk out of shooting vigil amid frustration

A vigil that brought politicians, activists and several hundred students and parents to Highlands Ranch High School after the nearby STEM School shooting devolved into chaos and chants, with many students expressing frustration with the event’s political overtones on gun policy.

STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting: ‘How in the world could this happen?’

Students held their arms up high before being allowed to lower them and hold hands for comfort amid the chaos after filing out of the school. A massive law enforcement presence stood watch, with …

Polis urges wildfire vigilance amid milder forecast

After an onslaught of raging wildfires in Colorado in 2018, this year’s fire season looks to be less severe, but state officials are urging the public not to let its guard down. “I don’t want …

Capitol report: Recapping major bills of the 2019 legislative session

With power in both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s office, Democrats this year led lawmakers into some sweeping changes, as well as hard-fought battles that left the party short of …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

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Summer reading program to hold kickoff events

Douglas County Libraries patrons of all ages are encouraged to read as part of the district's Great Summer Reading Road Trip program. All branches kick off the program June 1 with life-sized games, …

Life

Two galleries display colorful works of art

“Unorthodox Art” is the title of the exhibit that will run in the Stanton Gallery at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center while “Sister Act” is filling the stage in the theater from May 17 to …

Sports

Valor Christian girls, boys take track titles

It was a banner meet for Anna Hall, Cole Sprout and the Valor Christian girls and boys track teams. Valor, in its first season in 5A competition, won both the girls and boys team championships at the …

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Editorial: Acts of heroism, kindness supply hope amid grief

For many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the …
Norton
Winning Words

Number two opponent of success: Lack of authenticity

Last week we identified the impact of complacency in our pursuit of success. Today we will visit the power of authenticity in our success journey. And next week we will wrap it all up when we jump …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

For a life well done, have friends who are rare

A good friend was once defined as someone you could call at 2 a. m. and tell, “Bring a shovel, and don’t ask questions.” Plutarch said, “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and …
Norton
Winning Words

Number one killer of success: complacency

Over the next three weeks we will cover three topics of things we do, intentionally or unintentionally, that create barriers to our success or kill the success we have already achieved. We will start …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Memories keep the past from going past its prime

Major news stories tumble on top of each other like newborn puppies, and there is a new litter every week. How’s that for a simile? Remembering what and when becomes more challenging the older we …
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