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Douglas County’s Laydon, Teal rack up $26,000 in legal fees to fight Thomas lawsuit

After Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas filed a lawsuit against her colleagues — seeking to recover the attorney fees she incurred while defending allegations that she created a hostile work environment and wrongfully distributed a government document — Thomas has raised concern about the cost of her fellow commissioners fighting the lawsuit. While Commissioners Abe…

Highlands Ranch Metro District to host Holiday in the Ranch on Dec. 2

Feel the holiday magic at the outdoor Holiday in the Ranch event where there will be twinkly lights, treats and activities for everyone in the family to enjoy.  The festive free community event will be held near the clock tower in the Highlands Ranch Town Center, located at 9288 Dorchester St. from 2-6 p.m. on…

Mike Peterson confirms he will resign from Douglas County School Board

Douglas County School Board President Mike Peterson is planning to resign from his board seat before the end of the year due to personal reasons. Peterson told the Douglas County News Press that he informed the board and Superintendent Erin Kane on Nov. 20 that he will be stepping down from his position. He said…



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Runners from Riverdale Ridge, Mountain Vista, Cherry Creek advance to Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships 

Three local athletes from the Colorado Community Media area finished in the top 10 at the Foot Locker Cross Country Midwest Regional on Nov. 25 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earning them a spot in the national championships in San Diego on Dec. 9.  Mountain Vista’s Benji Anderson, Cherry Creek’s Emily Cohen and Riverdale Ridge’s Payton Meineke…

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Arvada Center hosts ‘Cinderella’ this holiday season

The holiday season is a time filled with stories, whether they come in form of traditions long passed down or the fantastical kind we all gather round to hear for another year. For this year, the Arvada Center’s holiday show is a bit of both —Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” “Cinderella is a great holiday show…

Coming Attractions: A myriad of ways to kick off the holiday season

The arrival of Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season, with families and friends getting together to share a meal and some great memories. And once dinner is over, what’s next on the itinerary? I have some options that will help you and your loved ones start the season off right.   A…

From stone to sterling: Meet the artisans shaping the local jewelry scene

The heat of the torch, the smell of pickling solution, the sound of metal on a mandrel and the look of a completed piece are common aspects silversmiths and jewelers in the Denver metro area enjoy about their craft.  Sarah DeAngelo Jewelry: “Southwest, feminine, natural and detailed”  For Englewood business owner and professional jeweler Sarah…


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Letter to the editor: Thank you, Sonya

To Sonya Ellingboe: Reading of your retirement, my heart was filled with conflicting emotions. First, a sense of support for…

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How one enterprising electrician made Denver the Christmas capital of the world

Around Christmastime in 1914, David Dwight Sturgeon’s son fell ill and became bedridden. Sturgeon, an electrician who would go on to start the Sturgeon Electric Company, devised a plan to dip light bulbs in red and green paint and string them on a tree outside the family’s home on 34th in Denver. The elder Sturgeon…

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