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Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although … more

Decoding Douglas County's Parks and Open Space

Douglas County's population may be aging, but it's not slowing down. That's according to Randy Burkhardt, Douglas County's assistant director of parks, trails and building grounds. The county has … more

A debate over public funds for private schools

Greg Vigil, chairman of the board at Arma Dei Academy in Highlands Ranch, is brimming with excitement about the Douglas County commissioners’ plans to spend millions of dollars on security measures … more

Affidavit: STEM security guard wounded student; suspects used cocaine before attack

Court documents in the case against one STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect released June 20 show a private security guard at the school fired gunshots at other responding officers and … more

Douglas County will ask voters to shift tax dollars from justice center to roads

Douglas County will ask voters this November to extend a portion of its sales tax scheduled to sunset in 2020 and reallocate the money from the county justice center to roads — a decision that … more

County will add Community Response Team for youths only

Based on data that shows more than one-third of calls responded to in 2018 by Douglas County’s Community Response Teams — which pair a law enforcement officer with a mental health clinician — … more

A look at Douglas County commissioners’ plan for school security

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners recently rolled out a plan intended to enhance school security. The $13.3 million plan, approved by commissioners May 28, is multi-pronged and includes both … more

Douglas County commissioners, school board members differ on safety spending proposal

Tensions flared in a Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting as commissioners voted to allocate $13.3 million toward school safety initiatives amid pushback from the Douglas County School … more

Food trucks are wheel deal

For Andrea Rayford and her husband, a food truck was the best means to reach their overall goal of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant. “It was basically a lot cheaper to start a food truck,” … more

Juvenile STEM shooting suspect charged as adult

Two key revelations emerged May 15 during the second court appearances for suspects in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch that left student Kendrick Castillo dead and eight other … more

Restaurant provided a safe haven for fleeing school kids

Lucas DeLeon works as a manager for Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, which sits at Lucent Boulevard and Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch. As he drove to work May 7, he turned off Broadway and … more

STEM shooting suspects appear in court

The two suspects arrested on suspicion of shooting nine students at a Highlands Ranch school, killing one, appeared in court for the first time on May 8 at hearings attended by students who survived … more

Easter offers basket of good times

here’s a common theme on listings for Easter egg hunts in the Denver Metro area. Don’t be late. The events begin precisely on time — and they’re over in a flash. Cynthia Bauman knows exactly … more

Douglas County named nation's healthiest

Douglas County is the healthiest community in America. That's according to rankings from U.S. News & World Report and the Aetna Foundation, which announced the 2019 Healthiest Communities on … more

Bill would place more judges in stressed judicial districts

In some Colorado district courtrooms, a continually growing caseload is overwhelming staff. Dockets are swelling. Felony case filings in particular have spiked across the state in recent years. … more

Legislator no longer plans to introduce bill to split 18th Judicial District in 2019

Following the largest gathering to date of people involved in plans to potentially split up the 18th Judicial District, State Rep. Mike Weissman, D-Aurora, closed a Jan. 30 stakeholder meeting with … more

The magic touch of Harry Potter

Trivia nights. Beer festivals. Running clubs. Theme parks. Symphony concerts. Quidditch teams. All are present-day examples of groups and activities inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter in … more

Officials hope to split up 18th Judicial District

Colorado’s most populous judicial district could soon become two. Some state lawmakers and county officials are declaring it’s time for the 18th Judicial District, marked by rapid population … more

Time to Talk: Addiction, mental health ‘inherently linked’

Terry Schamberger took his last alcoholic drink on July 1, 2007, about 27 years after he drank his first beer at 13. Alcohol, he believes, was about to cost him his family. “I knew my kids were … more

Mental health holds weigh liberty vs. public safety

When a person in a mental health crisis is an imminent danger to himself, herself or others, or is gravely disabled by a mental illness, mental health and law enforcement professionals may place them … more
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