Report: Deputies justified in shooting armed felon last year

Sheriff's deputies who shot and killed a man near Sedalia last year acted in self-defense and were justified in using deadly force, according to a recently-released report from the 18th Judicial …
Teacher accused of 'upskirt' video headed for trial
The case involving Steven Michael Jenkins, a former Douglas County School District teacher and employee accused of taking “upskirt” videos of women and girls, is headed to trial after a judge …

Douglas County officials sworn in

New and familiar faces were sworn into office during a ceremony for Douglas County officials elected in November. Seven county officials — District 1 County Commissioner Abe Laydon, Assessor Lisa …

DA to examine claims of innocence for convicted

Taking a proactive approach, the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has launched a process to investigate “legitimate” claims that convicted individuals may be innocent, the office …

Q&A with Patrick Neville, state representative for District 45

Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, serves state House District 45, which includes Castle Rock and Castle Pines. The business owner was first elected to the seat in 2014 and will be serving his third …

Q&A with Jim Smallwood, state senator for District 4

Jim Smallwood, R-Parker, serves state Senate District 4, which in addition to Parker, includes Castle Rock, Castle Pines and Larkspur. The business owner/ insurance consultant was elected to his …

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.

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

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New way to use the library

The new year brings new active workout options for Douglas County Libraries cardholders. Through Douglas County Libraries' new partnership with Aaptiv, an audio-based fitness app on the Apple App …

Life

Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …

Sports

Broncos hire 49ers assistant as offensive coordinator

The task of modernizing Denver's outdated offense goes to Rich Scangarello, whose stellar work as San Francisco's quarterbacks coach the last two seasons led to his hiring as the Broncos' offensive …

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A handwritten letter can speak volumes

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Haiku contest seeks / your work to be sent in by / February date

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