Douglas County mental health leaders gather for summit

In a banquet hall filled with mental health professionals, three Douglas County mothers sat in front of microphones and began talking. They shared thoughts about parenting their children with mental …
Douglas County commissioners form school security committee
Though they come from different backgrounds and municipalities, nine members of a committee formed by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners to oversee additional funds for school safety have one …

Cars 'Cruise In' to Castle Rock

From newer Mustangs to older vintage cars, there was something for everyone at the 11th Annual Classic Rock Cruise In car show on June 15. The event usually takes place the day Saturday before …

Douglas County will ask voters to shift tax dollars from justice center to roads

Douglas County will ask voters this November to extend a portion of its sales tax scheduled to sunset in 2020 and reallocate the money from the county justice center to roads — a decision that …

Highlands Ranch Post Office named after fallen deputy

The post office, where people go to send and receive letters from loved ones overseas and beloved grandparents, is the center of every community, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said to a small …

Bond-funded projects underway at area schools

When students return to Ponderosa High School Aug. 7, they will be in for quite a shock, Principal Tim Ottmann said. The 25-year-old carpet in classrooms — once a rusted orange color, stained and …

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.

On Nov. 14, 2018, Colorado Community Media, in partnership with Douglas County Libraries and the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative held a second community forum.  Speakers included Jean Ritter and Alissa Miller.

The forum is the latest in a series, and is presented in conjunction with Colorado Community Media's story series "Time to Talk."

The event was hosted at the James H LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch (9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd.).

News

County names new veterans service officer

Larkspur resident and former U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard staff Sgt. Darcy Hoffman is the newest U.S. veteran giving back to fellow service members in Douglas County. Appointed by the Board …

Life

'Bull in a China Shop' gives audiences a fast-paced 90 minutes

“Bull in a China Shop,” now playing at Benchmark Theatre in Lakewood, is ideally timed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, which assured women …

Sports

Perseverance, love of competition set track athletes apart

Valor Christian’s Anna Hall and Drake Nugent of Highlands Ranch finished their high school track and field careers with rewarding seasons. Cole Sprout of Valor Christian lived up to expectations. …

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