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Transportation plan predicts growth patterns in Douglas County

In order to create the 2040 transportation master plan, Douglas County staff analyzed trends in household and job growth in the county. Maps displaying this data tell the possible story of the next …
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Students of the Mini-Med University at Sky Ridge Medical Center practice hands-only CPR.

Students look behind scenes at Sky Ridge

ThunderRidge Senior Ben O'Meara doesn't exactly know what he wants to study in college yet — whether it's physical therapy, psychology or something else entirely, but he at least knows he wants to …

Sky Ridge certified for second-tier stroke care

Sky Ridge Medical Center has received certification as the only hospital in the state as a thrombectomy-capable stroke center, similar to a Level II trauma designation, meaning it now can perform a …
Sons of the American Revolution, most of whom are descendants of Revolutionary War soldiers, guide eighth grade students in a march Oct. 9.

Students gain insight about Revolutionary War

Eighth-graders at Cresthill Middle School got the chance to metaphorically time-travel to the American colonial era during an educational activity at the school Oct. 9. The Colorado chapter of the …

High schools team up to present candidate forum

The speech and debate team at Ponderosa High School and the AP government class at Highlands Ranch High School have teamed up to host a Douglas County Board of Education candidate forum. The forum …

Metro District seeks input on senior center

The Highlands Ranch Metro District has been working for several months to plan a senior center for older adults in Highlands Ranch. Metro District staff would like to hear from residents about the …
Education
Franceen Thompson, right, and her opponent, Elizabeth Hanson, participate in the Oct. 10 candidate forum.

Douglas County School Board candidates talk campus safety, charter schools

Navigating the district's relationship with charter schools, along with school safety, took center stage at a recent forum for Douglas County School Board candidates. The Alliance of Douglas County …
A screenshot of one of the public service annoucement-style videos released by a coalition of Colorado state offices, parents and teens Oct. 8, 2019.

Teen suicide PSAs released by coalition of Colorado state offices, parents, teens

When the impact of a suicide started to take a toll on Jim Janicek's kids, he knew he had to do something. “My kids go to Arapahoe High School,” Janicek told a crowd at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado …

So far, more than $70,000 donated to campaigns for Douglas County School Board

Although candidates are distancing themselves from the term “slate" — which has been a popular approach to running for school board in recent elections — three candidates for the Douglas County …

Douglas County schools' employee retention improves

In the Douglas County School District, data trends show retention is improving among employees, and some staff members are returning to the district. The school board reviewed turnover and retention …

District employees clap as they are asked to stand if they’ve worked in the district for five, 10, 20 and 30 years.

Douglas County School District debuts strategic plans

There's a new roadmap in place for the Douglas County School District's next five years, and it's the first time a plan of its kind has been in place since 2017. School board President David Ray …
Business
Kaitlyn Bond of the newly established business Mobile Massage by Kaitlyn gives one of many complimentary massages.

Women learn about ways to improve their health at expo

Women of all ages enjoyed a day of health, education and beauty during Colorado Community Media's second annual Women's Health and Beauty Expo on Oct. 5. Along with Gold Sponsor Swedish Medical …
A public notice is posted outside of the property in Louviers where the asphalt batch plant would be located. The project would be built next to the already existing concrete factory.

Small community aims to bar possible asphalt plant

The 280-person community of Louviers has banded together to protest the possible construction of a new asphalt plant about half a mile from their homes, an issue that will be decided by the three …
SeaQuest Littleton general manager David Slater surveys a "touch tank" at the interactive aquarium in Southwest Plaza Mall on Oct. 4. Slater, who took over the controversial aquarium a year ago, said he hopes to rebuild SeaQuest's reputation after numerous animal welfare violations.

SeaQuest hopes to turn page after 'mistakes'

Ashleigh Belfiore burst into tears of relief as the judge read the jury's verdict: not guilty of misdemeanor animal cruelty. Belfiore, 28, stood accused of abusing and neglecting a sloth under her …
An RTD light rail train during a drill prior to the opening of the Southeast Rail Extension, which opened three new stations in Lone Tree in May, 2019.

RTD maps future amid declining ridership

The Regional Transportation District has launched an outreach program to put a long-term plan in place for changes in transportation demands in the Denver area. Reimagine RTD is a project aimed …

In Their Business

Realtor association plans events A variety of events will help the South Metro Denver Realtor Association introduce its newly renovated headquarters to the community. The new headquarters in …
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