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Food fans feast at fare festival

Restaurants, bakers and eateries brought their goods and goodies to approximately 2,000 hungry attendees at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center for a celebration of food and drink on Aug. 18, at the 14th annual CenturyLink Taste of Douglas …
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Families on the fast track

About 40,000 people in the world are licensed to compete in drag racing, and for many of them, racing is a family tradition. The modern sport was established in 1951 and was designed for adult drivers. But the National Hot Rod Association looked …
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The road to market

A photo essay by Shanna Fortier Hailey Coggins, 11, stood with her lamb, Pickles, outside the show ring at the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Aug. 3 before participating in intermediate showmanship. Her mother, Leigh-Ann Coggins, reminded her …
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    • Castle Rock will ask voters to keep excess revenue

      Castle Rock Town Council will ask voters if the town can keep excess tax revenue collected during 2015 to pay for future police, fire, and emergency medical and transportation expenses. The ballot question will be part of the Nov. 8 general …

    • Castle Rock starts 2017 budget discussion

      Among its many priorities for 2017, the Town of Castle Rock wants to focus on improving roads, balancing growth with community character, encouraging more business and job development, maintaining quality parks and recreation, providing good public …

    • Brew Tour returns to Douglas County

      Douglas County Libraries' Brew Tour is back, with events starting Aug. 31 and continuing each Wednesday in September, in a partnership between Douglas County Libraries and 10 local craft breweries. The breweries are: 105 West Brewing Co., 1043 …

    • Interim superintendent's contract approved

      Erin Kane, an engineer and executive director of a local charter school, has been officially approved as the Douglas County School District's interim superintendent. By a 4-3 vote, the board …

    • Gold Rush Elementary kicks off year in style

      Lauren “LoLo” Shafer had sung for friends and classmates, but never in front of the entire school. “I’m kind of nervous but, overall, really excited,” she said before the performance. “I have sung for my friends at like birthday …

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