Chinese New Year Celebration

The Chinese New Year Celebration and Cultural Fair was held Saturday, February 17 at Southridge Rec Center. Traditional music, Dragon, Lion and folk dances, and martial art-Kung Fu demonstrations marked the Year of the Dog. A Cultural Fair and Taste of China featured traditional folk art displays, Chinese shops, and Chinese New Year refreshments.

Colorado Miss Amazing Pageant

Colorado’s Miss Amazing pageant provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment. The 2018 queens were crowned on March 4. Preteen: Lilly Hinsley, Junior teen: Bianca-Marie Ross, Teen: Anna Stotts, Junior Miss: Cynda Murrow, Miss: Hillary MacAdam, Senior Miss: Angie Kassem.

Complete CryoSpa Ribbon Cutting

Complete CryoSpa has opened in Highlands Ranch! CryoSpa technology is used for decreasing fatigue, reducing soreness and inflammation, boosting immune system, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, chronic pain and inflammation, weight loss management and many anti-aging skin treatments. Find them at 2209 W. Wildcat Reserve Parkway, 303-471-CRYO & CompleteCryoSpa.com

April 2018 Around Town

HIGHLANDS RANCH - The Highlands Ranch Community Association and Davidsons Beer, Wine & Spirits present a NEW wine event for our 2018 beverage tasting line-up! Join us Saturday, April 21 as we take you around the globe trying different wines! 

The Bimmers and the Bees

I was seven years old when I was introduced to the notion of "going green" (we didn't call it that in the 70's, but I digress.) I remember crushing aluminum cans with my dad on the asphalt of our driveway. When you're seven, the world and its resources seem endless, so it didn't really occur to me that the primary objective in recycling…

It’s hip to BEE-keeping


Growing up, Sandy Holcomb never dreamed that she would one day be a parks ranger working to foster Colorado’s native bee population. Holcomb works as a park ranger for Highlands Ranch Metro District and remembers “chasing swarms” when she first started—she and other rangers were in charge of handling swarming bees. (Swarming is a defensive mechanism, Holcomb explains, that is…

Backyard Pizazz

Colorado’s 300 annual days of sunshine call for being outside as much as possible. A permanent outdoor extension lets you do just that, says Peter Van, president of Littleton-based Elite Landscape & Outdoor Living, by expanding your indoors to the outdoors.

Green, GO!

Whether it's a jaunt downtown or a journey abroad, join the travel savvy elite by toting eco-friendly gear.

A Salient Solution

Gitanjali Rao’s eyes dance and a smile lights up her face as she clutches an unassuming bright blue box. A 12-year-old Lone Tree resident and 7th grader at STEM School Highlands Ranch, Rao was named “America’s Top Young Scientist” and awarded $25,000 last October in a contest sponsored by 3M and Discovery Education. The box is Rao’s winning invention—and it…

Spring into Southwestern Flavor

 Citrus, Mango, and Avocado Salsa  This citrus salsa is made with some of my favorite tropical fruits: mangos and avocados. Spoon it over pan-fried tilapia or just set it out as an appetizer with tortilla chips and watch it disappear.   Makes 3 cups 

An Eco-straordinary SUV

The 2018 BMW X5 xDrive40e has revved up the luxury hybrid market. It’s a BMW—which means yes, it’s a pleasure to drive—but it’s also a fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid.