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Case moves forward against mom accused of killing child

The Highlands Ranch woman who was recently charged with the murder of her daughter more than two years after the girl's death appeared in a Douglas County courtroom Nov. 1 as a judge heard … more

Second driver sentenced in chase that ended in fatal crash

The second driver in a police chase that ended with a crash that killed two young people was sentenced to three years in prison on Oct. 21. Mario Jose, 25, fled from Douglas County deputies in a … more

Woman suspected of sexual assault in winter shelter

A woman who stayed in a Douglas County winter shelter in December 2018 was arrested this month and charged with sexually assaulting three young boys while there. Brittnie Simmons, 20, had been … more

Two years after child's death, mom charged with murder

A former resident of Highlands Ranch has been arrested and charged with 13 counts in connection with the August 2017 death of her 7-year-old daughter. An 18th Judicial District grand jury returned an … more

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 … more

District attorney urges firm stance on illegal sales of firearms

When it comes to preventing gun violence, the cause hits close to home for District Attorney George Brauchler. Brauchler has watched his 18th Judicial District endure multiple high-profile tragedies … more

Douglas County School District seeks ouster of charter school that has armed staff

A Douglas County charter school that allows staff to carry firearms on campus has been asked to leave the Douglas County School District and is negotiating an agreement to transfer its charter to the … more

Douglas County commissioners: Schools can apply for portion of $10 million to enhance safety

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has confirmed it will allow local schools to suggest how to spend funds the board pledged for school safety through an application process, but the … more

Two authors making visits to area libraries

Douglas County Libraries features two authors in August whom readers may wish to see and hear. At the Lone Tree Library at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, Andrea Bobotis will talk about her debut novel, “The … more

Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although … more

Man arrested on suspicion of fatal July 4 hit-and-run

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of Preston James Dorris, 36, on suspicion of being the motorist who fatally struck cyclist Chuck Vogel in Parker on July 4. more

DCSD School Board tables decision on STEM's charter contract

Roughly 20 students from STEM School Highlands Ranch lined Wilcox Street in Castle Rock, waving signs, pleading for community support. When asked why they showed up to the June 18 Douglas County … more

Roxborough guest is kind of a big deal

Word has it that Big Foot will walk about in Roxborough State Park on June 8 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on a mission to remind visitors to “Leave No Trace” at this gorgeous nearby spot in Douglas … more

Douglas County commissioners, school board members differ on safety spending proposal

Tensions flared in a Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting as commissioners voted to allocate $13.3 million toward school safety initiatives amid pushback from the Douglas County School … more

How to help STEM shooting victims

An official fundraising page has been set up for STEM School Highlands Ranch via The Foundation for Douglas County Schools. It can be found at www.coloradogives.org/STEMstrong more

Report finds good variety of senior services, but gaps remain

Throughout recent years, Douglas County has made moves to address projections that the nation's senior population will boom over the next decade. The Partnership of Douglas County Governments (PDCG) … more

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 … more

Coalition focuses on preventing substance abuse among county’s youth

The Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition — which works to prevent substance use among young people — reports to the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative, a partnership of … more

Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device … more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more
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