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'Red flag' bill to allow temporary removal of guns from high-risk owners is back

Introduced on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, a bill to allow law enforcement to remove firearms from those shown to be a risk to themselves or others has emerged again at … more

Douglas County weighs how to open Sandstone Ranch to the public

Last year, Douglas County bought a sprawling ranch located within its borders near the foothills, taking it off the public market and adding it to the list of properties the county has acquired to … more

Sock hop tradition continues at Castle Rock Elementary

For more than 30 years, Castle Rock Elementary School has hosted a sock hop as its largest fundraiser. This year's event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 8. As part of the tradition, every grade level … more

New trial date set for suspect in trooper's death

A district court judge on Feb. 20 set new trial dates in the case of Noe Gamez-Ruiz, the man who has now twice gone to trial after pleading not guilty to charges in the 2016 death of Colorado State … more

Suburbanites show political divide based on background

America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse. But it's not that … more

South metro Denver area braces for potential flight-path changes

Disruptions to daily life and disturbances to the environment are among the consequences south metro-area mayors fear could land on their cities if a federal plan to reroute airplane traffic is … more

Who is getting what from the mill levy override?

Kathy Dorman has taught science at Ponderosa High School in Parker for 35 years. Last year, she campaigned for a $40 million mill levy override that the Douglas County Board of Education said would … more

IN THEIR BUSINESS: News and notes from the business community

Hotels change hands Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver, has assumed management of three metro Denver Hyatt properties, according to a … more

CTE Month raises awareness of technical training

Centura Health, the Denver-based healthcare company, has announced new programs and apprenticeships through local schools to help students get a head start into the workforce. This fall, Centura … more

Murdoch's pushes back Castle Rock opening date

The Town of Castle Rock has now twice pushed back deadlines outlined in its original deal with Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply, which is slated to partially fill a vacant 70,000-square-foot box … more

Library district's board of trustees appoints former school board president

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is facing backlash from some residents for its decision to appoint former school board president Meghann Silverthorn to the Douglas County Libraries Board of … more

Bill would place more judges in stressed judicial districts

In some Colorado district courtrooms, a continually growing caseload is overwhelming staff. Dockets are swelling. Felony case filings in particular have spiked across the state in recent years. … more

Planning commission OKs 1,200-home proposal

A massive property boasting a historic gravesite and the highest elevation point in town is taking steps toward becoming Castle Rock's next bustling neighborhood. The Lanterns is a master-planned … more

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
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