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Parker plans Fourth of July event

The Town of Parker is hosting its Fourth of July fireworks event, but this time, ticket prices will be available in tiers. Those interested in attending will have the option to choose between $30, … more

John Denver tribute shows set for Lone Tree

Singer Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon will perform at 8 p.m. on June 18 and 19 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Recognized nationally and internationally as a top John … more

‘Capturing the Beauty of Open Land’ exhibit coming

During the week of June 21-25, about two dozen skilled plein air artists will be able to access private properties in Douglas County, capturing images of pristine conserved land in the county which … more

Educational advancement

Hedrick headed to Oklahoma Ethan Hedrick is a graduate of Highlands Ranch High School. He plans to attend The University of Oklahoma and will pursue a degree in business with a focus on finance or … more

Truer words may have never been spoken

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” — Falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln When I … more

Failing to be facile was tassel-related hassle

You might think being chosen to speak at a high school graduation ceremony would be a welcome opportunity, especially for someone who is filled with opinions and loves the English language. No, I was … more

STEM shooter testifies against alleged helper

  In his second day of testimony, an admitted shooter of the STEM School Highlands Ranch reversed the story he told immediately following the May 7, 2019 attack.   Alec McKinney, … more

Garage sale dispute in Westminster results in no charges

 BRIGHTON -- The 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office will not file charges against a man involved in a dispute at a garage sale. The incident happened in Westminster June 5. The DA"s … more

The Alpine Choral finds a road home

It’s difficult to imagine the challenge that an artist faces when they’re used to rehearsing and performing as part of a group, and suddenly find themselves in a situation where they must work on … more

CHSAA releases Season D playoff schedule

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association released thke playoff formats and sites for the so-called Season D lineup of sports -- girls tennis, boys and girls lacrosse, boys swimming … more

Younger STEM shooting suspect takes stand

The plan for the May 7, 2019 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch was for one of the shooters to be killed in the end and one to be "a hero," according to a gunman who spoke to a courtroom on June … more

7 arrested in $5 million shoplifting scam

Douglas County authorities say they have arrested the seven ringleaders involved in a shoplifting and money-laundering scam, capping off a two-year investigation. During a June 1 press conference, … more

Protecting your skin while not staying in

Coloradans love to tout the state’s sunshine with the warmth and mood boost it provides, but the sun’s rays also are something to be reckoned with, especially as we get into the swing of summer. … more

‘This is our history’

James Hessel came home from school on Sept. 11, 2001, and told his mom he was joining the Marines. “He felt it was his patriotic duty after that terrible day,” said Hessel’s mom, Kathie Newman. … more

Jail calls played in STEM shooting trial

  In a jail call recording played for a Douglas County courtroom June 7, the defendant in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting trial laughed with his girlfriend, calling himself her … more

Tornado touches down in Firestone; no apparent injuries

FIRESTONE -- A tornado touched down in Firestone late June 7. It caused damage to businesses and property, blew over some power lines and dislodged at least one piece of plywood but didn't cause any … more

Spring prep sports still in play

It is early June and in a normal season most spring sports would be concluded but not this year with COVID figuring into all the schedules. Season D sports are wrapping up their seasons. The state … more

Hayes adjusts tennis to high elevation

It took some time for Lauren Hayes to adjust to playing in Colorado’s higher elevation, but the Hill twins have been playing doubles together for so long they can adapt quickly. Hayes, a sophomore … more

‘Pick a Number, Start a Story’ is write stuff

Sue Viders of Lone Tree has recently published “Pick A Number, Start a Story,” subtitled: “Your ticket to the wonders of storytelling.” A workbook, with spaces for a prospective author’s … more
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