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Youth Congress teams teens up with area civic leaders

High school students looking for a legislative leadership opportunity are invited to apply for Youth Congress. The program unites high school students from around Douglas County with area civic … more

Shanahan awarded 'Fire in the Gut' honor

To the tune of AC/DC's “Thunderstruck,” five retired Navy SEALs parachuted down to Centennial Airport to kick off the 2018 Navy SEAL Foundation's Denver Evening of Tribute. The banquet, held Aug. … more

Murder suspect dies, ending Centennial cold case

The suspect in the death of a deputy district attorney in the south metro area 19 years ago has died before a preliminary hearing could be held, and the case is now closed, a news release from the Arapahoe County … more

Douglas County School Board approves tax measures for ballot

This November, Douglas County School District will get a shot at securing additional sources of funding. At a meeting on Aug. 21, six of the seven school board members — Wendy Vogel was absent — … more

Colorado Air and Spaceport begins launch countdown

Adams County is a go for launch to hold a site operator license for a spaceport. That means the Front Range Airport, located in Watkins in Adams County, will be able to host horizontal takeoffs … more

Town gathers public input on Plum Creek Parkway project

Castle Rock has plans to widen Plum Creek Parkway east of Gilbert Street from two to four lanes, among a variety of other possible improvements, but before most of those budget requests come before … more

Rockyard presents Blue Ale to honor fallen officers

Rockyard Brewing canned a limited run of its Blue Ale, brewed in honor of the first ZPIII Memorial Softball Tournament, which was organized to honor and memorialize Douglas County's fallen officers. … more

CDOT to hold telephone town hall on I-25 Gap project

Residents who were unable to attend recent open houses can learn about the Interstate 25 South Gap project by participating in a telephone town hall Sept. 6. With construction on the project … more

Special-education survey going to parents, school employees

Douglas County School District will soon launch an electronic survey for parents and district staff to provide feedback on the district's special education services. The survey is not in response to … more

County commissioner honored with Code of the West award

For his longtime commitment to the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo and to the business community at large, Douglas County Commissioner Roger Partridge was honored with the Northwest Douglas County … more

Helicopter that battles wildfires must find new home

Jeff Armstrong knows he has less than 90 days to pick up his firefighting-helicopter business, Rampart Helicopter Services, and move it from its location near Castle Rock. Armstrong's dilemma, he … more

More and larger homes present 'bigger target for hailstorms to hit'

Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts … more

Owner of Lakewood bakery sues state

Jack Phillips, the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because of his religious beliefs, is back in the news again.  Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in … more

Secretary Perry tours the innovative technology of NREL

Remarkable work on renewable energy and energy efficiency is being done at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). “The innovation that's within these walls is just stunning,” said U.S. … more

New Douglas County superintendent 'inspires people to have commitment’

Thomas Tucker’s grandparents, both sharecroppers in rural Arkansas, taught themselves how to read. Then they taught their children to read the Bible. They learned math so they could negotiate the … more

Trucker accused of killing state trooper appears in court

A man accused of hitting and killing a Colorado state trooper in 2016 appeared in a Douglas County courtroom Aug. 10 as attorneys gear up for his September trial, set nearly two years after the … more

Castlewood Canyon marks flood’s 85th anniversary

Tom Johnston, a resident of Bonaventure Senior Living in Castle Rock, shuffled along trails in Castlewood Canyon State Park, roughly 15 miles away from home, when he ran into Chris Glaeser, a … more

Family finds strength, community support in wake of accident

Haevyn Romero was driving her 9-year-old brother, Jace Garcia, home from basketball practice on Dec. 15 to help out her mother, who'd recently undergone surgery and couldn't drive her son that day. … more

Nevada inmate charged with 1984 Lakewood, Aurora slayings

Police in Lakewood and Aurora have identified a suspect they believe is responsible for multiple murders more than 34 years ago. In a joint news conference Aug. 10, Lakewood and Aurora police … more

School is in session: 5 things to know

As quickly as it arrived, summer break has come to an end. The first day for many neighborhood schools in Douglas County was Aug. 9. The beginning of the school year represents a fresh start, a blank … more
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