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Douglas County proceeds with possible new health department

Douglas County will soon begin a community health assessment and a public health improvement plan as it presses forward with the possibility of splitting from the Tri-County Health Department. The … more

STEM shooter found guilty of first-degree murder

After five hours of deliberation, the jury in the trial against Devon Erickson found that he is guilty of first- degree murder for his role in the attack on STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, … more

Parker approves new noise ordinance

In a 4-1 vote June 7, the Parker Town Council approved a new noise ordinance, which includes specific decibel level guidelines for the first time. The ordinance, which staff started working on in May … more

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

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

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

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

'I pleaded twice' - New details emerge in STEM shooting testimonies

Lucas Albertoni was crawling through classroom 107 in STEM School Highlands Ranch when he was confronted by Alec McKinney’s gun. Albertoni looked up as he was attempting to flee and saw the … more

STEM jury hears from survivors of shooting

Mitchell Kraus didn't know he'd been shot until he'd already run a couple of blocks from STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019. When he realized something was wrong, he took stock of his body, … more

Narratives differ as STEM shooting trial opens

The trial of one of two former STEM School Highlands Ranch students accused of attacking the school in 2019, killing one classmate and injuring six others, opened May 27 with the sound of a teacher's … more

Trial for older STEM shooting suspect begins

The trial for the older suspect in the deadly STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting from May 7, 2019 has begun. Devon Erickson, 20, is accused of helping co-defendant Alec McKinney, 18, carry out the … more

Parker town clerk retires after 40 years

When Carol Baumgartner first took on the role of municipal clerk for the Town of Parker, there were fewer than 300 people in the town. Forty years later, Baumgartner, who also helped incorporate the … more

New council members sworn in

Two new members were sworn in to the Parker Town Council during a May 17 meeting. Joshua Rivero and Anne Barrington were elected in an April 20 election among five other candidates. Rivero, who … more

Officer and woman he helped are reunited

Twenty-three years after Parker Police Sgt. Joe Cummings responded to a 911 call about a 2-year-old girl seizing, he got to meet the woman who he helped treat that day. As Natalie Eckhoff, now 24, is … more

County challenges state mask rules

In a 2-1 vote in a May 11 business meeting, the Douglas County commissioners approved a resolution attempting to reject a state mask mandate. Since that vote by commissioners, the state’s mandate … more

Citizen survey shows increase in partisanship

For the first time, the biggest indicator of how residents answered questions in the Douglas County public opinion survey is the political party of the respondent. The survey, which is administered … more

Douglas County attempts to supersede state mask mandate

In a two-to-one vote in a May 11 business meeting, the Douglas County commissioners approved a resolution attempting to reject the state’s latest update to the mask mandate. The resolution … more

Home valuations rise slower than before

Douglas County homes saw less of an increase in their values during the most recent reappraisal period than in the recent past, according to the county assessor. Residential reappraisal notices, … more

Douglas County board chair removed

Infighting has broken out among Douglas County commissioners after the board chair was stripped of that title and the members began lobbing accusations at each other. more

Resolution explains removal of Douglas County commissioners chair

The chair of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners was removed from that position after her fellow board members accused her of lying and using her title “for personal gain … more
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