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Parents vow to fight Douglas County School District's medical marijuana policy

Brad Wann counts the months he and his family have been protesting the Douglas County School District’s medical marijuana policy. Fourteen. Fifteen. Now 16. With little progress. In October, school …

Younger teen charged in STEM shooting to be tried as adult

The 16-year-old charged with carrying out a school shooting that left one dead and eight injured will be tried as an adult, according to a Dec. 4 judgment. Judge Jeffrey Holmes ruled that in …
Tanner Vale, left, plays Franklin Mint and Taylor Vale, right, plays Goon in the Universal Pictures Christmas movie.

Sibling stars of holiday movie came from Ranch

Three siblings originally from Highlands Ranch are featured in a new Christmas movie from Universal Studios that is now available for purchase online and in stores. “My Adventures with Santa,” …

South metro area law enforcement agencies blocking radio traffic

As of the early morning hours on Dec. 2, Douglas County law enforcement radios faded from public access. Channels once available for anyone to hear now broadcast a stream of garbled talk and …
Eleven-year-old Anders Larock, left, his brother Ethan and their grandma Vicki Larock-Lieb shop for Christmas trees at St. Nicks in Littleton.

Getting in the spirit of the season at St. Nicks

It's hard to be a “Bah, humbug” type at St. Nicks Christmas and Collectibles. The sprawling store at 5221 S. Santa Fe Drive, topped by a statue of Santa Claus, is perhaps the sole remaining …
News
The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office will soon block the public from listening to its radio communications.
In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low. …
After four suspects were arrested in January 2017 in connection with the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old Centennial man a decade ago, only one defendant remains now that Allen Deshawn Ford has taken …
Sobs filled a Douglas County courtroom the day before Thanksgiving as the mother of a teen killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting spoke about her son. Throughout Maria Castillo's …
Life
Littleton’s Fine Arts Board has decided to add a theme to its open entry exhibits and for the 50-plus-year-old Own an Original. It is “Destination,” which opened on Nov. 22 and runs through …
No matter the skill level, interests or time constraints of Denver metro area residents, there is a way they can make a difference this winter. Whether it’s donating time, toys, money or labor, …
Two local artists who are active with the Littleton Fine Arts Guild, which operates the Depot Art Gallery, have collaborated in an exhibit on the lower level at Bemis Library, in which two sets of …
Local actor/director/playwright Christopher Willard has, like many of us, loved Frank Capra’s 1946 fantasy film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” as it screens each holiday season. The warm, charming …
Sports
Katie Dack-Howell, a junior catcher for the Rock Canyon softball team, said blocking low pitches that were in the dirt was one of her strengths this season, but that was overlooked because of her …
In high school races this fall, Cole Sprout and Riley Stewart set themselves apart from any challengers and were named the 2019 Colorado Community Media Boys and Girls Cross Country Runners of the …
Turnovers, a goal line stand and explosive plays were all involved in Cherry Creek's 14-7 semifinal state playoff victory over Pomona on Nov. 30, which pushed the Bruins into the state championship …
Thanksgiving is here. It’s the day of turkey trots, Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, football, feasting and family. It is obviously a time for families and friends who are like family to get together, …
Mental health

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

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