Douglas County School District poised to acquire former Wildlife Experience
The Douglas County School District is taking steps to acquire a complex along Lincoln Boulevard that was formerly The Wildlife Experience museum, and later a University of Colorado campus, with hopes …

Douglas County school chief forges ahead amid whirlwind

Roughly seven years ago, Corey Wise was making the leap from high school principal in the Douglas County School District to working in central administration, but he hoped the new role wasn't his …

Mental Health Initiative a step ahead in Douglas County

Many states, cities and counties find themselves ill prepared to deal with the growing mental health crisis in America, but a proactive move by Douglas County in 2014 is helping the county meet needs …

Castle Rock council removes town board member

The Castle Rock Town Council continues to be at odds over the Downtown Review Board. In the latest round of division, the council voted 4-3 to remove Annamarie Engelhard from the Historic …

Clinicians, police professionals work to help citizens in need

Arriving in an unmarked car on a hot summer morning, a Douglas County sheriff's deputy, a certified clinician and a case manager walk calmly into a Highlands Ranch home. The night before, the county …

County discusses home-based business regulations

Home-based business regulations were the topic of discussion in a special town-hall meeting hosted by the Douglas County commissioners on Nov. 16. Commissioners took citizen questions and concerns …

Community Response Teams change policing

By building a proactive mental health approach into community response through police and fire calls, Douglas County is in a better position than it was five years ago. In 2016, the Castle Rock …

Castle Rock construction projects advance

According to the most recent development updates for Castle Rock, the town continues to grow, with plenty of commercial and residential projects moving forward. In commercial development, the …

Sterling Ranch in Douglas County is backdrop for old-school cattle drive

Residents of Sterling Ranch had the chance to see cowboys and cowgirls at work during a cattle drive in the community Nov. 21. This was the first time that Sterling Ranch — a 3,400-acre development …

In-N-Out eyes Parker for new restaurant

In-N-Out Burger, the popular fast food chain based out of California, is looking at Parker for its next drive-through restaurant location. The company submitted a preliminary site plan for a …

Sky's the limit for Sky Ridge robots

Already serving as one of the state's leaders in robot-assisted surgery, Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree is making a major investment in the future by building a special robotics unit. …

News

Omicron variant detected in Arapahoe County woman

The omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Thursday. “The case was identified in an adult female resident of Arapahoe County who had recently …
A sign read, "I don't co-parent with the government" during an Aug. 30 protest against mask requirements at the Arapahoe County administration building in Littleton.

Masks not perfect, but do help, says Tri-County Health chief

His local public-health department has issued another mask-wearing mandate for two metro-Denver counties with nearly 1.2 million people. Even so, John Douglas doesn't hesitate to admit that masks …
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, at the podium, announces the opening of all lanes of the I-25 South Gap project by mid-December at a news conference on Nov. 22, 2021, in Larkspur. Seated next to him are U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, both D-Colorado; and Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers.

I-25 South Gap project to wrap up early

All lanes of the Interstate 25 South Gap project will open nearly a year ahead of schedule, Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado transportation officials announced Nov. 22. Construction on the 18-mile …

Brighton councilman Kris Jordinelli resigns, faces DUI charge

Brighton Councilman Kris Jordinelli faces a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence after an incident with Brighton police before Thanksgiving.   His first court appearance -- a …

Apparent road rage leads to barricade situation in Adams County

It took about three hours for Adams County sheriff's deputies and Commerce City police to bring a situation involving a barricaded gunman to a resolution. Authorities were able to remove two …
Life
Coming Attractions

Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing …
Tabatha Deans Stewart, author of The Enchanted Scribe series, sitting atop Mount Evans.

From newswriter to novelist: Littleton journalist publishes first book

Tabatha Deans Stewart is the former community editor for the Elbert County News, a sister publication of this newspaper. And now, the Littleton resident is a published novelist. Stewart’s first …
Ryan Anderson of The House of Stewart stands with the small business’ display of candies and confections at its booth at this year’s Cherry Creek Holiday Market. Anderson’s favorite is the Baileys Irish Cream because it is the company’s seasonal product — it’s only made in the fall.

‘The glow of the holidays’: Denver’s Cherry Creek North features lights, local shopping

Vendors at this year’s Cherry Creek North Holiday Market are excited to have conversations with people and help shoppers find the perfect gift. “People like to support local businesses,” said …
A family selects an item to purchase from the Light the World Giving Machine when it was in Denver in 2019. The Giving Machine is back in Denver this year, located in Writer Square on the 16th Street Mall between Lawrence and Larimer streets downtown.

Providing everyone with an opportunity to give

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wanted a way to help people perform an instant act of service. The legend is that during discussions on how to accomplish that, someone brought in a …
Sports
The arms of Brighton's Taylor Weber, left, and Boulder's Ella Bartsch aren't going anywhere during this battle for the loose ball during the teams' non-conference game in Brighton Dec. 1.

Girls basketball: Boulder gets past Brighton

Brighton High School girls basketball coach Jim French is making out a Bulldogs-centric season wish list just a few weeks before Christmas. His hopes came after Boulder turned back his Bulldogs …
Legend's Zach Runyon (21) grabs the jersey of Cherry Creek quarterback Christian Hammond (1) during the Nov. 27 semifinal playoff. The Bruins won, 48-14, to advance to the state finals on Dec 4 against top-seeded Valor Christian.

Football: Creek, Valor to meet for Colorado 5A title

It’s just what was expected four months ago when the Colorado high school football season started. Cherry Creek and Valor Christian will play for the Class 5A state championship at 2:30 p.m. on …
Chaundra Bell, left, supports her stepson, Bryce Andrews, during his letter-of-intent ceremony Nov. 19 at Fort Lupton High School. Andrews, who transferred to the Bluedevils from Weld Central High School, signed with the Kangaroos of Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

Emotional day for Andrews’ letter-signing ceremony 

                  There was a little more to Bryce Andrews’ letter-of-intent signing party at Fort Lupton High …
Andrew Beauvois takes his prerace routine to a tire swing ahead of Brighton's Turkey Trot Nov. 20. He finished 57th overall with a time of 23:04.

Brighton's Turkey Trot 2021 draws more than 900 participants

The walkers and runners came by the hundreds ,, more than 500 in all .. to the 37th version of Brighton's Turkey Trot Nov. 21 at the Brighton Recreation Center. It was a mix of trained runners, …
Voices
Coming Attractions

Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t …
Winning Words

Opinion: It all starts with the attitude of gratitude

Each day brings us an opportunity to look upon the world in awe and wonder. Depending on where we live, travel to, or vacation, we have opportunities to see and experience some amazing sights. …

Opinion: Finding gratitude, even in these times

Not sure about you, but it doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving time to me right now. It’s usually my favorite holiday — full of gratitude, lots of comfort food, and beloved family rituals. …
Actor Jamie Dornan speaks with Denver Film Festival sponsor Sheila K. O'Brien at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Nov. 10 as part of the 44th Denver Film Festival. Dornan is one of the stars of "Belfast," and received the festival's excellence in acting award.
Coming Attractions

Denver Film Festival tells the story of a world in flux

There’s nothing like sitting in a movie theater. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down, the future of in-person viewing has suddenly became a more pressing concern. There’s no …
Winning Words

Opinion: Do you see what we all see?

The resume came through first, and then an email, and finally a phone call. The person trying to connect with me is someone whom I have known for a long time. When they let me know that they were …
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