# Highlands ranch
Highlands Ranch father and son charged in Jan. 6 insurrection
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / July 28, 2023. (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) Two men from Highlands Ranch face federal charges after the FBI named themas suspects involved in the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol by a violent crowd.
Postino’s dreams up a pink Barbie spritzer
Come on Barbie, let's go get a spritz.Photo byPostino's WineCafe. (Colorado) Last weekend, Taylor Swift painted the town purple as bars and restaurants created bright-colored cocktails as a nod to the “Lavender Haze” singer-songwriter. This weekend, Barbie is bringing pink.
Highlands Ranch victim ID'd: Shooting may have been in self-defense
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / July 19, 2023. (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) A 56-year-old woman is behind bars after she shot and killed her husband at their home after he allegedly attacked her.
DougCo OKs $1.4M in tornado cleanup contracts
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / July 13, 2023. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] — Two contracts for $1.4 million to help clean up trees and other debris after the June 22 Highlands Ranch tornado were approved by the Douglas County Commissioners Tuesday.
Tornado recovery: debris drop-offs and avoiding repair scams
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / June 26, 2023. (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) As residents affected by the June 22 Highlands Ranch tornado continue to clean up, a third site opened Monday morning to handle larger debris like rootballs from uprooted trees.
Former Broncos running back blames assault arrest on fiancee’s ‘disrespect’
(Highlands Ranch, Colo.) The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lance Ball, a former NFL running back, on June 5 for allegedly assaulting his fiancee for “disrespecting him in his own house,” according to an arrest affidavit.
Metro District sues Colorado over proposed tax relief measure
(Highlands Ranch, Colo.) Property taxes shot-up by record-breaking amounts for some homeowners, and while the state seeks to offset the cost for homeowners, local municipalities oppose the relief.
Teen arrested for firing gun in Highlands Ranch faces Adams County murder charges
(Highlands Ranch, Colo.) Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly firing a gun while intoxicated in Highlands Ranch at about 7:50 p.m. on May 20.
Apex Apartments residents arrested in connection with Inverness Parkway shootout
(Englewood, Colo.) Two people are behind bars after they were allegedly involved in a shootout at about 2 p.m., May 3, at the intersection of Jamaica Street and Inverness Parkway, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Colorado motorcycle fatalities hit record in 2022, beats 2020 record
(Douglas County, Colo.) A 45-year-old man died after his motorcycle collided with an 81-year-old man’s pickup truck on April 8 on U.S 85 near Sedalia, according to the Colorado State Patrol’s Castle Rock troop.
DougCo carjackers to serve over 10-year prison sentences
(Douglas County, Colo.) Brian Diaz Montellano and Alexis Michele Ruder-Iturrino were sentenced to serve over a decade in federal prison for a June 19, 2022, carjacking in Highlands Ranch.
Highlands Ranch named Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation
(Highlands Ranch, Colo.) For the 35th consecutive year, Highlands Ranch was named a Tree City USA destination by The Arbor Day Foundation. The Tree City USA program recognizes cities, communities, and towns committed to planting and nurturing trees. The Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, sponsors it.
Parents, community members argue over DougCo library content
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / April 27, 2023. (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) Concerned community members packed both halls of The Douglas County Libraries Highlands Ranch branch Wednesday during the regular Board of Trustees meeting.
Target stabbing suspect appears in court after fleeing to Kansas
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / March 13, 2023. (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) A man accused of stabbing his wife during an argument and fleeing the state remains behind bars after a judge set a $15,000 bond for his release.
Bird-knapping reward: Burglars take beloved cockatoo in Highlands Ranch heist
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Feb. 23, 2023. NOTE: This story was updated to reflect the new reward amount. (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) Neptune’s Tropical Fish owner offers a $5,000 reward for the safe return of Simon the Goffin cockatoo. Two thieves took the store’s mascot at approximately 10:47 p.m. on Feb. 17.
Man suspected of stabbing wife in Target parking lot arrested in Kansas
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Feb. 13, 2023. (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) The Kansas State Patrol arrested a man accused of stabbing his wife and stealing her car at a Target parking lot on East County Line Road in Highlands Ranch.
Highlands Ranch gets a cheesy new restaurant
Mac stuffed grilled cheese sandwich from I Heart Mac & Cheese, which opened a new location in Highlands Ranch.Photo byI Heart Mac and Cheese. (Highlands Ranch, Colo) If this most recent cold snap has you craving comfort food, there’s a new restaurant in Highlands Ranch devoted to all things mac and cheese.
Jury convicts Highlands Ranch doctor of misappropriating COVID-19 relief funds
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Jan. 18, 2023. (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) A Highlands Ranch doctor was convicted on Jan. 13 of stealing nearly $300,000 from two COVID-19 relief funds designed to help medical providers during the pandemic.
State fire agency offers safety tips to prevent fires during extreme cold
(Douglas County, Colo.) With the forecast for severe cold in Colorado this week, the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control is educating residents about heating source safety.
DougCo agencies staff Drug Take Back Day collection sites
(Christina Victoria / Unsplash) Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Oct. 25, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) Five Douglas County law enforcement agencies will staff collection sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 for National Drug Take Back Day.