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A building full of books was the perfect setting for Joaquin Escobarto receive his United States citizenship. “When my family came to the United States, it was a page-turning event,” said Escobar, a Highlands Ranch resident and University of … more
A man shot and wounded by a Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputy on the southern edge of Littleton, near Highlands Ranch, on May 12, has been released from the hospital and faces a charge of first-degree assault on a peace officer. more
When Jay Martin was 13 years old and living in Nebraska, he answered the family phone to hear a state trooper explain his brother had been in a wreck and he needed to speak with Martin’s parents. Martin’s 19-year-old brother was killed in a … more
On Nov. 30, Jennifer Laber was found dead with her two sons, ages 3 and 5, in the family minivan outside a closed Sports Authority. Just two months later, on Jan. 30, Cristi Benavides and her … more
Rising home equity and decreasing property tax rates sound like a win-win for Colorado homeowners. But Douglas County Assessor Lisa Frizell warns there is a downside. “It’s kind of a nice thing because our taxes won’t increase,” she said. … more
Chambers of Commerce are designed to help their businesses grow and prosper in the community, bring in new customers and contribute to the economy. But that’s not their only focus — chambers also inform and connect the residents of their … more
Hikers who planned on flocking to Douglas County to hike Wildcat Mountain this spring should probably leave it to the birds: A nest of golden eagles is closing down a one-mile section of the East-West Regional Trail and the Wildcat Mountain … more
Jackie Bradley moved to Highlands Ranch 25 years ago when there was little development south of Highlands Ranch Parkway and University Boulevard and County Line Road were two-lane streets. “I've seen a lot of changes,” said Bradley, whose … more
In early March, participants stood in line with anxious excitement, waiting to lose something dear of theirs, their hair, for a good cause. The Arapahoe and Douglas County sheriff’s offices teamed to raise money and shave off their hair for the … more
Londa Mull isn't your typical couch surfer. “I'm technically homeless, and I chose this,” she said with a smile. After her four adult children moved out, Mull, a 50-year-old former real estate broker's assistant, began looking for a … more
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