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Castle Rock teen turns 18 on Election Day, votes for first time

For one Castle Rock teenager, whose birthday happened to fall on the day of midterm elections, celebrating turning 18 years old meant voting for the first time. Westin Pals, a junior at Lutheran High … more

Douglas County Community Foundation expands board

The season of giving is just around the corner, and the Douglas County Community Foundation hopes people are prepared, not only to give, but to address needs specific to their community. That's why … more

Turkey ROCK Trot sets big fundraising goal

For nearly 15 years, Marty Bussie and her family have made the Castle Rock Turkey ROCK Trot their Thanksgiving Day tradition. It began when she heard about the first race, Bussie said. As an avid … more

Remembering their service

The Veterans Day Celebration in Castle Rock not only honored the veterans of Douglas County but contained historical importance to military veterans and members. It marked the 100th anniversary of … more

Community called key to passing DCSD measures

Maggie and Peter Bierbaum, longtime residents of Larkspur, raised their two children in the Douglas County School District. Larkspur Elementary School in the early 2000s was community-oriented, they … more

County seeks input on ADA transition plan

Douglas County is offering two ways for residents to share concerns about the efforts to improve access to sidewalks, curb ramps, roadway crossings and more for those with disabilities. An online … more

Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen … more

Scheffel wins race for state board of education

Democrat Tim Krug, of Franktown, and Republican Debora Scheffel, of Parker, were each vying for the state board of education seat for the 4th Congressional District in the Nov. 6 election. Scheffel … more

Castle Pines to become home rule city

Castle Pines voters made their voice heard in the Nov. 6 election and results show a majority believe their city should become a home rule municipality. more

Historic turnout in Douglas County midterms

Douglas County announced a historic midterm election turnout as results came in the evening of Nov. 6. As of 8:20 p.m., the county had received approximately 30,000 ballots on Nov. 6 alone and crews … more

Buck takes resounding win to keep CD4 seat

In the race for the 4th Congressional District seat, incumbent Ken Buck won a third term on Nov. 6. The Republican garnered 62.6 percent of the vote compared to Democrat Karen McCormick's 37.4 … more

Voters reject 112, 73, transportation measures

Voters have said “nay” on many of the state's most contentious ballot issues. more

Polis, other Democrats secure state offices

Colorado's new governor says he's focused on saving familes money on health care coverage and being a leader for all people. The night of Nov. 6, Jared Polis walked onstage at the Democrats' watch party in downtown Denver as loudspeakers played Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'." more

DCSD parents, school officials 'cautiously optimistic' about tax measures, which are narrowly passing

Dozens of Douglas County School District staff, educators and parents at a watch party at a Lone Tree restaurant were on pins and needles watching the results of two tax measures that would provide additional funding for the school district. more

Republicans retain hold on seats in Douglas County

The following are unofficial, preliminary results from the Nov. 6 election in races for the state Legislature and county offices posted shortly before 1 a.m. Nov. 7: more

Hickenlooper executive order targets youth vaping

To address what state and health officials are calling an epidemic, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order outlining efforts to decrease the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products … more

Health law sign-ups begin with stable premiums, more options

The Affordable Care Act's sixth sign-up season opened Nov. 1 amid stabilizing premiums and more choice for consumers. Nationally, average premiums are going up only by low single-digit percentages … more

Amazon 4-star store opens at Park Meadows

Shoppers can go from browsing the latest technology to cookware to the hottest books in one brief stroll around the Amazon 4-Star outlet store, the newest attraction at Park Meadows mall in Lone … more

Daily stress of law enforcement work can build up

In law enforcement, having a sound frame of mind on a daily basis is paramount. Different agencies use different tactics to relieve stress or provide an outlet for an officer to talk through their … more

Mental stability can be challenge for aging

Toward the front of a crowded conference room at Legacy Village senior community in Castle Pines, 82-year-old Marilyn McQueary sat quietly through a presentation on finding purpose in life after … more
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