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Douglas County School District is preparing to consolidate elementary schools in the Highlands Ranch area in 2026 due to declining enrollment, while looking to build new schools in surrounding neighborhoods.
An AI-enhanced metal detector technology will soon be rolled out at STEM School Highlands Ranch in a school security pilot program, funded by a grant from Douglas County. On Jan. 24, Douglas …
DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association had to take care of some sad business before its legislative council meeting Jan. 24. It said goodbye to a pair of administrators, …
A Sterling Ranch man who was arrested on a murder charge allegedly strangled his mother in their home on Jan. 23.
The long, sought-after pay increases for high-school game officials are officially in play. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s legislative council, which makes CHSAA’s …
DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association changed the rules for Sunday contact between coaches and student-athletes Jan. 24. The association’s legislative council, the …
AURORA – The Colorado High School Activities Association and Children’s Hospital combined to bring educational services from the hospital to CHSAA member schools. New Commissioner Mike …
Chances are if you’re on social media, you’ve heard of “Dry January,” the trend of giving up alcohol for the first month of the year. According to some Colorado residents, the challenge isn’t new, but it is worth a try. 
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New VA Clinic to be built in Castle Rock

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) hosted a town hall at the Castle Pines Library Jan. 30 to discuss plans for the new Castle Rock VA Clinic and the expansions of the PACT Act and COMPACT Act.

First Strive to Thrive event of the year

With more than 20 agencies and organizations coming together to offer a resource fair to county residents, the Douglas County Community of Care Network held the first Strive to Thrive event of the year.

Heart disease symptoms can be unique

When it comes to heart disease, a local cardiologist says it is never too early to check to get checked out. According to experts, heart disease comes in many forms. as there are various types of heart disease and can present itself differently to each individual.

Minor injuries reported after car, train collide

South Adams County fire officials said injuries from a train-vs.-car collison Jan. 31 were minor. The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. near Easst 58th Avenue and Brighton Road. Details on …

Health care giants form one insurance company

By some measures, the Denver metro area has one of the most competitive hospital markets in the country. Large health systems duke it out every year for supremacy in the multibillion-dollar …

Colorado may end age-discriminating work question

Asking someone their age is considered impolite. But asking a job candidate? That’s perfectly legal. A bill at the state legislature would change that, at least in Colorado, and prohibit companies …

Educators urge lawmakers to pay schools what they’re owed

Mary Rose Donahue keeps a box of scissors in her classroom, not for arts and crafts projects with her students but for the same reason she also stores a baseball bat and a first-aid kit complete with …
CULTURE

Emotional learning through the fine arts, and how it's helping healthcare workers

For the past 20 years, talk of addressing mental health issues within the healthcare industry circled around without much emphasis. That’s beginning to change, and it’s starting with the fine arts. 

Sock It To 'EM

When two friends joined forces to donate socks to homeless shelters in January 2012, they had no idea it would lead them on a path to creating a nonprofit that has collected nearly one million pairs …

Inner city kids take to the slopes

Coloradans can always look to the West and see the mountains in the distance, but for some who live in the inner cities of Colorado, actually getting to the mountains can be a bigger task.

Taking the climb in Denver

Hundreds of the nation’s most elite athletes in indoor rock climbing just had their version of the Super Bowl in Denver. As the Olympic sport expands across the U.S. and Colorado, USA Climbing’s …
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Stories on Stage features Peter Heller
Stories on Stage will present an afternoon with Denver author Peter Heller at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Allison Watrous and Tim McCracken will read stories from …
Momentous treaty coming to Denver
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo transformed what is now the western United States, and pages of that document will arrive at History Colorado Museum, 1200 N. Broadway, Denver to accompany the exhibit …
‘In the Trenches’ looks at parenting
Kristina and Graham Fuller first presented their new musical, “In the Trenches: A Parenting Musical” as part of the fall JAAMM Festival at the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center in Denver — …
Napoleon with a twist at Buntport
The Death of Napoleon” plays through Feb. 18 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver and is the 51st original play written by this clever crew. “Loosely based” on historical facts, they …
Take a visit to ‘The Great American Trailer Park’
Musicals have taken place in all kinds of magical and far-flung locations and still managed to capture elemental human truths. But as “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” Miners Alley Playhouse’s latest production, hilariously demonstrates, you can access those same truths in places a little closer to home.
Pianist to perform with Arapahoe Philharmonic
The Arapahoe Philharmonic will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18. Pianist Lorraine Min will appear with the orchestra in a concert called “Rhythm and Blue” featuring …
Arts, Culture, Music

Northglenn celebrates Betty grace Gibson

For the late Betty grace Gibson, being a self-taught artist didn’t mean never taking an art class or workshop. As her daughter, Linda Drumm, recalls, being self-taught meant was taking things she …

A musical reflection of 2022

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m extremely glad this year is over. 2022 may well go down as the most challenging of my life, and since we’re still living through the aftershocks of a global …

‘Entanglements’ with nature

Metropolitan State University’s Center for Visual Arts starts off a new year with “Entanglements,” a new lens-based exhibit of works by 11 national and international artists, which will run …

‘Spamalot’ parodies King Arthur’s realm

King Arthur’s court opens with giggles as Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, unwraps its gift to holiday audiences with “Spamalot.” Performances run through Dec. 11: Friday/Saturday at …

Artistic talents on display at Centennial Chalk Art Festival

Amidst the sea of artists decorating The Streets at SouthGlenn in Centennial, Katherine Chow worked for hours to create the vibrant chalk art piece, “Pokémon Jubilee,” on Sept. …
Sports

Boys basketball: HIghlands Ranch trips up Heritage

Highlands Ranch beat Heritage 63-44 in Littleton Jan. 20.  Aiden Krause and Travis Bray led the Falcons with 11 points. Isaac Engle was next with nine. Heritage's top scorer was Hank …

Hershberger, Terry dazzle in Rock Canyon victory over Douglas County

Douglas County Huskies, say hello to the Rock Canyon Jaguars' Mac Terry and Gavin Hershberger.

Valor girls defeat Grandview

There was nothing at stake except for maybe pride, but the Valor Christian girls basketball team played really well. Valor and Grandview, last season’s two teams in the state championship game, met …

Rock Canyon hangs tough in loss to Highlands Ranch

Two girls basketball programs, separated on the court over the years by a lot more than the two miles that separate them on the map, collided Jan. 13 in the Denver suburbs. One was Highlands Ranch, a …

Boys basketball: Littleton, Highlands Ranch continue league campaigns

The calendar says January, so it's about time to talk conference basketball for both Highlands Ranch and Littleton high schools. The league season for the Falcons continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. …

ThunderRidge rally barely falls short

Highlands Ranch — Wow. After what was an all-out slugfest between back-to-back state champion ThunderRidge and upset-minded Cherry Creek on the hardwood the night of Jan. 6, that’s all that could …

Borgmann, former CHSAA assistant commissioner, dies

When former Colorado High School Activities Association assistant Commissioner Bert Borgmann died Jan. 9, Skyview girls basketball coach Chris Kemm summed up the feelings of many who are involved in …
VOICES

Letter - Avoid disinformation

Avoid disinformation In a recent letter to the editor, Laureen Boll (Douglas County FAIR chapter leader and Douglas County Libraries Foundation chair) writes how “some parents” have taken it upon …

Letter - Equality, equity both needed

Equality, equity both needed Intercultural competence is the capability to shift perspective and adapt behavior effectively across cultures. Including learning how to think, act, communicate and work …

Letter - School taxes are worth it

School taxes are worth it I received my property tax bill Jan. 21 and was pleased that my portion to fund Douglas County Schools only reflected a modest increase from last year. My pleasure was …

Letter - Moderation needed

Moderation needed The World Economic Forum’s main excuse for all the world’s ills is climate change — tied to the lack of energy supply diversification, food shortages, and cost-of-living …

Letter - Intimidation was intent

Intimidation was intent Thank you for covering the appearance of FEC United and the UADF at the December Douglas County School District’s Equity Advisory Council meeting. This is an important …
Columnists
Business Corner: The complicated space between capitalism, life and death
If Damar Hamlin had died, would you be less likely to watch the Super Bowl? The National Football League is a $18-billion per year industry, so a lot was riding on that question. Fortunately, the …
Column: Playing through the pain
The game was close, there was less than two minutes to go, and the field was a mix of snow and slush. On the previous play, his hand had been caught between two helmets as he attempted to make the …
From the Editor: Average is OK
Being average is OK. I will say that again. Being average is OK. I recently started listening to the book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#@@.” I have to admit my husband recommended it a couple …
From the Editor: Housing in-depth
In recent weeks, Colorado Community Media unveiled the long-time-coming series — The Long Way Home. Throughout most of 2022, all our reporters from all regions worked on developing an in-depth look …
Column: Sell the sizzle and buy the sizzle
Recently I went back and reread the book “Sizzlemanship” by Elmer Wheeler. Elmer Wheeler is credited with being one of the original pioneers of sales skills training and motivation industry. …
From the Editor: Enough already
Earlier this month the news dropped that President Joe Biden was not so perfect in handling classified documents. Same as his predecessor Donald Trump. As the story unfolded throughout the week, it …
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