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Legislators urge Douglas County commissioners to cancel Tri-County Health contract

In a letter addressed to the Douglas County commissioners, state legislators representing the community have urged the board to end its contract with the Tri-County Health Department after the agency … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office hit by COVID-19 cases, but still 'getting the work done'

COVID-19 may be shuttering businesses and closing public gathering spaces throughout the state and Douglas County, but as more and more people are asked to stay home, law enforcement must continue … more

‘Do I want to build it back up again?’

Dawn and Tony Whitham had never been able to leave just one person working at their Highlands Ranch shop, Festive Cup Coffee. It was always too busy. That is, until last week when they were ordered … more

'This is my everything ... not knowing what happens next is tough'

Two days after the governor announced the mandatory closure of all dine-in restaurants and bars in Colorado, Dave Gardner stood behind the bar of his passion project and only source of income: Max … more

'An empty church, but still saying Mass'

Two priests at St. Thomas More Catholic Church walked down the aisle of an empty church March 20 to begin their daily Friday Mass. Normally, daily services like these garner crowds of about 100 … more

Douglas County government's offices closed to public, along with local libraries

Douglas County has joined the growing list of government offices in the metro area that have been shut down in hopes of limiting the spread of COVID-19. While the buildings will remain staffed and … more

Local Methodists grapple with national changes

When the Jardine family joined St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch in 2018, they were grateful to have a place where their oldest son would be accepted. Not long before, the then … more

El Paso County sheriff no longer searching for missing child in southern Douglas County

In the fourth week of a search for an 11-year-old missing child, The El Paso Sheriff's Office has suspended its efforts in southern Douglas County, according to a spokeswoman. Gannon Staunch was last … more

Guilty plea brings end to 40-year-old murder case

More than 40 years after 21-year-old Helene Pruszynski was brutally killed and left for dead in an area that is now Highlands Ranch, a man pleaded guilty to the crime. James Clanton, 62, was slated … more

Two indicted in hit-and-run, shooting on C-470

A motorist who attempted to stop another driver from escaping a hit-and-run on C-470 has been indicted for shooting at the car, according to court documents. Marc Simmons, who told police he is an … more

Funny business in the burbs: Comedy shows adjust to outlying audiences

When local comedian Michael Jeffries stepped up to the mic at Max Taps Brewery in Highlands Ranch, the room was filled with a variety of suburbanites. Folks just getting off work, couples young and … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office files red flag petition before withdrawing it

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office filed its first red flag petition in January for a homeless man but eventually withdrew the request because of an already-existing order against him, according to … more

Bond set at $250,000 for woman charged with daughter's murder

A former Highlands Ranch resident who was charged with the murder of her daughter has been granted bond. A grand jury charged Kelly Turner, 41, with 13 counts, including murder, child abuse, theft … more

Friends of teen murder victim celebrate her life with vigil

Friends, fellow students and teachers of a recently slain teen celebrated the girl's life during a candlelight vigil at Mile High Academy in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 16. Mya Pena, 17, was a student at … more

Two teens found dead in suspected murder-suicide

A suspected mental health-related incident has left two teenagers dead in Douglas County, Sheriff Tony Spurlock said during a Jan. 15 news conference. The incident, which is being investigated as a murder-suicide, began at Mile High Academy in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 14. The victim, a 17-year-old girl, got in a car with Samuel Hoffman, 18, after school. more

Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a … more

My Name Is ... Santa

I'm known by many names depending on where you are in the world. In England I'm know as Father Christmas; in France and Canada as Pere Noel; but here in the United States I'm known as Santa Claus, … more

Volunteering for the holidays: Doing your part from the heart

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, … more

Victim's mother gives emotional testimony in STEM suspect's hearing

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 … more

Mother who killed her baby gets life in prison

A woman convicted of killing her own newborn child was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole at a Nov. 15 hearing. The sentence for Camille Wasinger-Konrad, 25, was mandatory … more
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