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Senior services foundation awards grants

The Douglas County Senior Services Foundation has awarded $16,500 in grants to local service organizations that serve the senior population in Douglas County. “We are very fortunate that all the … more

Government shutdown: What Colorado politicians are saying

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Denver (via Twitter) “It’s Day 20. @POTUS & @senatemajldr are blocking our efforts to reopen the government. And they’re getting paid. Meanwhile, federal … more

'There's only so long that I can hold out'

Jake Slyder was planning on taking his wife on a hot springs vacation to celebrate their two-year anniversary — but the U.S. government partial shutdown forced him to cancel those plans. Slyder is … more

Polis inauguration highlights theme of 'Colorado for All'

Democrat Jared Polis' inauguration as the first openly gay U.S. governor firmly moved Colorado to a darker shade of blue as he vowed to expand health care, pursue publicly funded preschool and … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Town honors Castle View football team

It was a transformative year for the Castle View High School football team — and a successful one. So much so that the Town of Castle Rock recognized the team with an official proclamation at the … more

Recycling sites taking Christmas trees

Christmas has come and gone. Now what to do with that tree? Douglas County and its local municipalities have multiple locations where residents can drop off trees, with some sites open through the … more

Castle Rock homes struck by bullets in recent weeks

Police are investigating how and why at least three town residences in northeast Castle Rock were struck by gunfire in recent weeks and are asking for the public's help in gathering information for … more

School board set to revise district's 2018-19 budget

Following years of budget shortages and contention, the Douglas County School District is striving for transparency and financial efficiency, cabinet members say. Erin Kane, who took over as interim … more

Out of power, GOP aims to be 'conscience' at Capitol

The defiantly conservative voice of state Rep. Patrick Neville hit some resigned notes the day before the state Legislature convened, with the Republican House leader from Castle Rock and a Senate … more

Sheriff's office honors fallen deputy on anniversary of shooting

New Year's Eve began on a somber note for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office as it marked the one-year anniversary of Deputy Zackari Parrish's death. The husband and father was killed in the line of … more

Rotary's State of the State event brings Molly Bloom, focuses on mental health

Molly Bloom, author of the book-turned-Oscar-nominated film “Molly’s Game” who also struggled with addiction, anxiety and depression, is one of two headliners at the Rotary State of the State … more

Clydesdales help usher in new beer laws

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales visited the Colorado Capitol Dec. 31 to celebrate the repeal, effective New Year's Day, of laws that prevented sales of beer greater than 3.2 percent alcohol by … more

Sentencing for teacher accused of 'upskirt' videos delayed

The sentencing for an ex-teacher charged with filming “upskirt” videos of girls and women was delayed this week after a judge denied a plea deal reached between prosecutors and the defense. The … more

Influenza cases on the rise in Colorado

Colorado has seen a recent spike in flu cases, and laboratory testing and outpatient visits indicate that the state has entered a period of more intense influenza activity, according to a news … more

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. … more

Stories of the year in the south metro area

The year began with mourning. On the last day of 2017, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish, 29, was fatally shot by a man authorities believe was mentally ill at an apartment complex in … more

Seedling trees available for spring planting

The Douglas County Conservation District, in cooperation with the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery, has seedling trees available for sale to residents at a minimal cost. There is no minimum … more
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