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‘I don’t have the answers,' father says 20 years after daughter's death at Columbine

Rick Townsend’s daughter Lauren has been gone for 20 years, and the thoughts still cross his mind. “I wonder what she’d be like today,” Townsend said. “We lost graduation. A wedding. … more

Colorado lawmakers advance ambitious family leave bill

A Colorado Senate committee has advanced an ambitious paid family leave bill that was substantially amended by its sponsors in an attempt to alleviate the concerns of most of the state's major … more

Ex-teacher pleads guilty in Douglas County upskirt-video case

An ex-teacher accused of filming videos up the clothing of unsuspecting women and girls has pleaded guilting to a felony charge in Douglas County. Steven Michael Jenkins, 56, pleaded guilty on April … more

Columbine High School students commit to serving others

More than a thousand students from Columbine High School will embark on service projects throughout the community on April 20 for the third annual Day of Service. “We wanted to take such a tragic … more

‘There’s really not a day that goes by that I don’t think about it’

David Walcher had just gotten back from a celebratory breakfast and was on his way to lunch with a fellow member of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. “Every year, the county leaders would … more

‘I feel like Daniel is walking with me’

Ask Tom Mauser about his shoes. Mauser’s son Daniel was killed at Columbine High School in 1999. In the years that followed, Mauser became an outspoken advocate for stronger gun laws. And through … more

‘It had a big impact on my life’

Patrick Neville was a 15-year-old sophomore at Columbine High School when two armed students walked into the building and killed 13 people, then themselves. He was on school grounds but outside when … more

‘Helping a brother make a last wish come true’

For Christian Redman, the Last Ride fulfilled a heartfelt wish: A celebration with his daughter in Kentucky on her 18th birthday, a reunion with fellow 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment troopers and … more

Sylvan moves to Lone Tree office, plans more sites in county

Sylvan Learning recently opened its first Lone Tree center, providing a more central site with easier access for Douglas County families, Mark Bellestri, owner of Sylvan Learning, said in a news … more

Local students receive scholarships

Four Douglas County School District seniors have been awarded scholarships from the Daniels Fund. The Daniels Fund program provides four-year scholarships to students who demonstrate exceptional … more

Teachers receive Boettcher awards

The Boettcher Foundation has recognized 10 Douglas County School District teachers. The annual Teacher Recognition Award honors educators for their impact and dedication to students who compete for … more

Learn about trends in aging well at event

Explore the latest trends in living well and aging well at Vintage and Vibrant, a day-long event presented by the Seniors' Council of Douglas County. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. … more

DCSD works to improve charter renewal process

For seven months, Douglas County School District staff and legal counsel have worked together to clean up the district's charter school renewal process, which in the past has been described by some … more

Couple to open Riverwalk's first business this month

The Riverwalk in downtown Castle Rock is officially open for business. On April 13, Glacier Homemade Ice Cream and Gelato in Castle Rock will become the first retail business to open its doors in the … more

Columbine remembrance events planned

Jeffco Public Schools and Columbine High School — in partnership with the Columbine Memorial Foundation, Waterstone Community Church, Foothills Park and Recreation District-Clement Park, and The … more

Polis signs state hospital transparency bill into law

Colorado hospitals will have to report annual spending under a transparency law recently signed by Gov. Jared Polis. The bipartisan effort is part of Polis' goal to reduce health care costs and raise … more

Legislature gives final approval to `red flag' bill

The Democrat-controlled Colorado Legislature sent a “red flag” bill to the governor that calls for taking firearms from people who could pose a threat to themselves or others. Gov. Jared Polis, … more

Colorado lawmakers pass dramatic oil, gas rule changes

Colorado's Legislature gave final approval April 3 to a bill that would dramatically change how the state regulates its multibillion-dollar oil and gas industry and sent it to Democratic Gov. Jared … more

Dog's experience with marijuana prompts woman to caution others

Holly Hilborn wants others to be aware of pet marijuana intoxication after her beloved pup, Lily, likely ate an edible off the ground at a Highlands Ranch park. Hilborn knew something wasn't right … more

April 2 rally for equal pay on steps of Colorado Capitol

A rally and press conference on Equal Pay Day in support of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (SB19-085) was held on April 2, marking the day that women’s earnings will finally “catch up” to … more
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