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Second mistrial declared for suspect in trooper's death

For the second time, a mistrial has been declared in the case of a man accused of crashing into and killing Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue more than two years ago. Noe Gamez-Ruiz faces charges of … more

Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

Following Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking a bill to join other states in casting … more

Poll finds support for public lands protections in the west

Colorado residents continue to support efforts to keep public lands protected and accessible, according to the ninth annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West … more

Legislature advances bill to import cheaper drugs in Colorado

Colorado has joined a growing number of states that want to cut certain prescription drug prices by importing licensed drugs from Canada. The idea is central to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis' campaign … more

Production company receives deal to relocate to Castle Rock

Castle Rock has reached a deal with an Emmy-award winning production company to relocate its headquarters to town. The town council on Feb. 5 approved an economic assistance agreement with Dorsey … more

DCSD sells bonds; funds to go toward capital needs

The Douglas County School District has announced the sale of $249.975 million in general-obligation bonds, approved by voters in last November's election. The Jan. 29 sale provides one-time funds for … more

Mandatory expulsions for drug sales at school end

Douglas County School District principals and school leaders are no longer automatically required to expel a student who is caught selling or distributing illegal drugs or alcohol in a school … more

Douglas County superintendent recommends board fire teacher at center of controversy

Following weeks of skepticism from many parents and taxpayers, Douglas County Superintendent Thomas Tucker recommended the school board fire a middle school teacher whose controversial Twitter … more

Authorities conduct 'high-risk' traffic stop near Castle Rock

Law enforcement officers from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the Castle Rock Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol conducted what the sheriff's office called “a high-risk stop” on … more

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As … more

Wild Blue Yonder bursting at the seams

Castle Rock's downtown restaurant and brewpub Wild Blue Yonder Brewing Co. is nearly three months old, and bursting at the seams. Lines formed out the door on opening day. Patrons stayed from open to … more

Life skills workshops, business expo coming to Castle View

Joe Weber, as the owner of Castle Rock's Chick-fil-A franchise location, hires dozens of high school and college-age kids to work in his restaurant. For many, it's their first job. He watches as they … more

Castle View cheer coach resigns days before nationals

Days before the Castle View High School cheer team was set to travel to Florida for the National High School Cheerleading Championships, its head coach resigned after the school district learned she … more

Skip the willpower — it’s Girl Scout Cookie time

From saving for an island vacation to purchasing new uniforms, Girl Scouts have big plans for their cookie sales money. “Girl Scouts is all about being girl-led,” said Darby Petitt of Highlands … more

New library kits aid those with memory-related issues

Douglas County Libraries has added memory-care kits to its collection of nontraditional items that library cardholders can check out. The self-contained kits include books, DVDs, puzzles, games and … more

Capitol Report: Democratic majority pushes Legislature to left

The blue wave crashed months ago in Colorado's midterm elections, but the tide is still high at the Capitol, where Democrats wasted no time in taking up liberal causes in the first month of this … more

Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new … more

Construction on the I-25 'Gap' steams ahead

While work continues on the northern end of an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 25 dubbed the Gap, the Colorado Department of Transportation has announced the next leg of construction is ready to begin. … more

Man found guilty of woman's murder in Douglas County

The suspect in the 2017 slaying of a woman whose body was discovered alongside I-25 in Douglas County has been found guilty of first-degree murder after deliberation, according to a news release from … more

Legislator no longer plans to introduce bill to split 18th Judicial District in 2019

Following the largest gathering to date of people involved in plans to potentially split up the 18th Judicial District, State Rep. Mike Weissman, D-Aurora, closed a Jan. 30 stakeholder meeting with … more
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