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Flames 'were just flying over the fence'

Peyton Megown, 19, was sitting on the basement sofa in her Highlands Ranch home Sunday afternoon, watching TV as she recuperated from recent wisdom teeth surgery, when she noticed smoke and flames …
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Distilling the best parts of life

A lot of ingredients are required to distill good, quality spirits. But one requirement is at the root of them all — passion. “I went to Kentucky and Tennessee to learn from the distillers there,” said Mitch Abate, distiller at Downslope …
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Proud to be a new American

Dennis Reijnders' American-born wife Anna was about six months away from gaining Dutch citizenship when his job with a cell phone company was transferred to a different city in the Netherlands. But the couple, who met when Anna was going to …
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    • Residents get their ‘glowga’ on

      The ballroom of Southridge Recreation Center transformed into a sea of neon hues for the annual Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga class hosted by the Highlands Ranch Community Association on Feb. 18. The large space, which was nearly full, had black lights in …

    • Douglas County School Board votes to increase pay for new teachers

      In an attempt to stay competitive with other school districts for new hires, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to raise the starting pay for teachers.

    • Slain Highlands Ranch girl had been shot multiple times

      A fifth-grader who was found dead in Highlands Ranch in late January had been shot multiple times, and her mother died of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Douglas County Coroner's Office. The death of Emma Benavides, 10, …

    • Wind Crest resident remembers time in the sky

      Bob Shiley climbs into his Cessna 172, a white four-door plane that sits in a hangar at Centennial Airport. He clicks on an iPad that sits in the middle of the steering wheel and pulls up an intricate map of the sky. “It keeps you young trying …

    • My name is...Yvonne Denslow

      About me I am from Michigan, north of Detroit. I graduated with a marketing degree from Grand Valley State University. I have been teaching group fitness classes for about 25 years. I moved to Highlands Ranch in 2006. I have two boys ages 9 …