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Dozens rally in Douglas County as commissioners ask governor for full reopening

Following a rally that gathered a crowd of at least 100 people, Douglas County commissioners approved a resolution asking the governor of Colorado to fully reopen the county. Specifically, the …
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Colorado issues order limiting indoor crowds as COVID dial expires

Colorado allowed its “dial” of coronavirus restrictions to expire as expected in mid-April, clearing the path for local public health agencies to decide what limits to enforce on businesses and …
Tegan Stiegelmar, 6, center, stares down a young boy in front of her as Zoey Stiegelmar, 4, center right, sits behind her on a merry-go-round type of ride at the July 2019 Arapahoe County Fair.

Tri-County Health talks how summer events will look amid virus

As the whirlwind of changes to public health restrictions in the Denver metro area continues, residents may be wondering what it all means for summer events and gatherings as public health officials …

Tri-County OKs one-month extension to COVID dial

The Tri-County Health Department’s board of health voted to extend a modified version of the state’s dial framework for one month during an April 8 meeting, impacting Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas …

Castle View cheer wins 5A State Championship

Castle View High School celebrated the co-ed cheer team’s 5A State Championship in a special celebration on April 2. The champions were applauded as they brought the title back to the school. Known …

Mountain Vista students Bella Lewis, Kimberly Whitmore and Alice Sun participate in a community-service project to understand the suicide rates among veterans, creating brochures, posters and materials to educate and inform.

Students work to prevent suicide among veterans

With suicide rates among veterans continuing to increase, especially during the pandemic, a group of Highlands Ranch teens came together to help educate and inform in the name of prevention. Colorado …
Education

Douglas County Schools announces four superintendent finalists

The Douglas County School Board has narrowed an applicant pool of more than 100 superintendent hopefuls down to four finalists, board President David Ray announced during the April 6 board …
Helen Guthrie, president of the Highlands Ranch American Legion Auxiliary, presents the Good Deeds award to local teen, Gitanjali Rao. Rao was named the 2020 TIME Magazine Kid of the Year.

Stem School student receives Good Deed Award from American Legion Auxiliary

Gitanjali Rao, the Lone Tree teen who was named TIME Magazine's 2020 Kid of the Year, recently received a Youth Hero and Good Deed Award from the Highlands Ranch American Legion Auxiliary. Out of …
Mary Jane Shively continued studies abroad, working towards her master’s degree in Ireland. During a pandemic, the opportunity has posed plenty of challenges.

High school, college students reflect on a year of COVID

During the year of COVID, elementary school students may remember it as the year they did not go to school and spent a lot of time at home. However, for high school and college students, it will be a …
Numerous precautions are still in place as the Douglas County School District launches full, in-person learning, including masks, quarantines for students when necessary and spacing desks 3 feet apart.

Douglas County School District launched full in-person learning

With the buzz of a bell, students filled the halls of Highlands Ranch High School, hurrying from their first to second class period. It was a sight not seen in roughly one year — a Douglas County …

Douglas County School Board approves first-ever equity policy

The Douglas County School Board has adopted its first-ever equity policy. Directors passed the policy on March 23 after making minor adjustments from first reading, including the removal of a line …
Business
Angie Trano Wurm of Granelli’s Pizza, left, presents Robin Crooks of 212 Pizza in Castle Rock with a $4,000 check.

Castle Rock pizza shops share a slice of profits, food

Granelli’s Pizzeria and 212 Pizza Co. in Castle Rock suspended competition to team up in a time of need. The two companies agreed to share profits and food after 212 Pizza Co. was voluntarily closed …
Nekter Juice Bar owner celebrates a store opening at 625 Trail Boss Dr. in Castle Rock.

Nekter Juice Bar opens in Castle Rock

Castle Rock residents have a new establishment for healthy treats with the opening of the Nekter Juice Bar at 625 Trail Boss Drive in Castle Rock. Owner Nick Green, who has opened four locations in …

Wag N' Wash in Highlands Ranch under new ownership

Longtime customer Jen Park will soon take the ownership reins of Wag N' Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming in Highlands Ranch. Park, a 25-year Highlands Ranch resident, said she and her husband …

Planning during tax law changes

Most Americans just filed their 2019 taxes in October and here we are again at tax time. By the time we file this year, one-fourth of the year is gone and some opportunities along with it. This is …

A pepperoni pizza from the new Vito's Pizza and Pastas inside Tributary Food Hall & Drinkery in Golden.

CCM Pizza Madness Tourney 2021

Aside from perhaps coffee, there isn't another food item on earth so near and dear to a reporter's heart than pizza. It is the traditional newsroom food of Election Night. Picking up a slice is cheap …
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