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Fire restrictions abound in Denver metro area

Though state law spells out fire restrictions as falling under Stage 1, 2 or 3, allowable activities can vary widely between counties and municipalities. Here's a roundup of some current fire … more

Q&A with Michael Penny, Castle Pines city manager

Castle Pines' new city manager, Michael Penny, took over in May after serving in the position on an interim basis for nearly two months. He previously served as the city manager of Littleton from … more

South Metro Fire Rescue crews help battle wildfires across Colorado

As Colorado celebrated Independence Day, six wildfires of 1,000 acres or more were challenging fire crews across the state. Personnel from South Metro Fire Rescue were among those working to douse … more

Wildfires destroy homes in Colorado

A growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders and derailed holiday … more

Carjacking suspect shot by camper at Devil's Head in Douglas County

A carjacking suspect authorities say was shot multiple times in a confrontation with a person camping at Devil's Head is in stable condition and will face charges in two counties for stealing a … more

The 'Gap' project on I-25 south of Castle Rock won't significantly affect environment, report says

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have signed a “Finding of No Significant Impact," affirming plans to fix the Gap south of Castle Rock will not … more

School district pays $2.2M to settle suit by parent of sex-assault victim

The Douglas County School District paid $2.2 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed in 2014 by the parents of a sexual-assault victim, a copy of the agreement released to Colorado Community Media … more

Healing Garden blossoms as peaceful space

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital in December debuted its new Healing Garden but didn’t celebrate the grand opening until June, when the garden reached full bloom and was breathing new life into a … more

School board to make decision on tax measure by late August

A recent poll of 400 residents in Douglas County revealed that more than half of respondents are favorable of the school district and believe that taxpayer money is handled wisely. “The results … more

District attorney dismisses case against chalk protester from Castle Pines

The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has filed a motion to dismiss the case against a Castle Pines woman charged with drawing in chalk outside U.S. Rep. Ken Buck's Castle Rock office in … more

Weiser wins close Colorado attorney general race

State Rep. Joe Salazar conceded the Democratic primary race for attorney general to lawyer Phil Weiser as of the afternoon of June 30, nearly four days after the polls closed. more

Amid hot, dry weather, Castle Rock cancels fireworks for Fourth of July

Castle Rock announced June 28 it has canceled the town's Fourth of July fireworks show as the area experiences dangerously dry weather conditions and record-high temperatures. A town news release … more

Primaries 2018: Updated election results for statewide and congressional races

The following are unofficial results, as of noon June 28, from the June 26 primaries in statewide and congressional races in the metro area. Data is from the Colorado Secretary of State's Office. … more

Douglas County School District pays $1.3M settlement to family of student with special needs

After a years-long legal battle, the court case involving the Douglas County School District and the family of a son with special needs has been resolved. On May 3, the school district paid $1.32 … more

ACLU to defend Castle Pines woman who wrote immigration message in chalk

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado announced June 25 it will represent a Castle Pines woman charged with second-degree criminal tampering for writing “Stop putting kids in cages” in … more

Douglas County commissioner says defeated colleague should step down

Abe Laydon landed a victory, but attention quickly shifted to the future of the opponent he defeated in the Republican primary for the District 1 Douglas County commissioner seat. Commissioner Lora … more

U.S. approves pot-based drug to treat rare seizures

U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing … more

Colorado primary results show signs of Democratic push

Is a 134,000-vote advantage enough for a “blue wave”? That's how much the Democratic votes outpaced the Republicans in the race for governor in the June 26 primary election, according to … more

Laydon wins Republican primary for Douglas County commissioner

Abe Laydon has won the Republican primary election for District 1 Douglas County Commissioner over Diane Holbert — who's currently serving in an interim position on the board. Holbert conceded to Laydon … more

Stapleton, Polis win in governor primary, plus more statewide and congressional results

The general election for governor of Colorado was shaping up to be a contest between Republican Walker Stapleton and Democrat Jared Polis — as months of polling predicted — as both held large … more
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