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Gardner among GOP senators seen as vulnerable in 2020

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner helped mastermind the GOP's midterm strategy of pushing Senate candidates closer to President Donald Trump. But heading into his own 2020 re-election bid in Colorado, … more

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private … more

Blizzard conditions sweep through Douglas County

Portions of Douglas County came to a halt on Jan. 22 as blizzard conditions swept through the area, delaying local government office openings and closing roads and schools. The National Weather … more

Douglas County schools closed Jan. 22 due to snowstorm

The Douglas County School District is closed today due to blowing snow, wind chill and a blizzard warning affecting a portion of the county, the district announced early morning. All before- and … more

How to talk about mental illness

Let’s Talk Colorado, launched in May, is a statewide campaign created by Tri-County Health Department and other partner organizations to combat the stigma of mental illness. In English and Spanish, … more

Aerospace school possible at Wings Over the Rockies site

Eventually, the new campus at Centennial Airport will be a sprawling, multi-facility effort to solve an ongoing problem in the aerospace industry: It needs more qualified hands. “We just want to be … more

In Their Business

Chocolate Factory returns After a major facelift and under new ownership, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Cafe has opened at the Outlets at Castle Rock. The cafe, which had been closed since April … more

State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts

Colorado’s economic star is rising, but promoting continued growth will require addressing the state’s government funding paradox, according to leading economists. “What’s wrong with public … more

Strike team seeks to take down financial criminals

Douglas County law enforcement agencies and the United States Secret Service have teamed up to develop the state's first financial crime investigative team. The Financial Investigative Regional … more

Douglas County taxes may surprise homeowners

Douglas County's 2019 residential tax statements hit the mail in mid-January, and the results may leave some homeowners scratching their heads. That's because 2019 is a non-appraisal year for Douglas … more

Suicide-awareness training sessions offered

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Youth Education & Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) Program has two free safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone) trainings coming up in February and March. The … more

Turkey ROCK Trot organizers launch benefit for PTSD

The organizers behind Castle Rock's annual Thanksgiving Day race, the Turkey ROCK Trot, are launching a new race this year to benefit people with post-traumatic stress disorder — a cause that's … more

Conservation educators needed to lead program

The Douglas County Conservation District is working to increase awareness of conservation and educate the community in conservation on a broader scale. "I'm Diggin' My Doug: Planting Home Gardens in … more

Marching with a new name, new focus

As she helped coordinate the 2019 Womxn’s March in Denver, Regan Byrd noticed a trend among previous attendees. “Some folks were disenchanted from the first march to the second march, saying it … more

New way to use the library

The new year brings new active workout options for Douglas County Libraries cardholders. Through Douglas County Libraries' new partnership with Aaptiv, an audio-based fitness app on the Apple App … more

Governor presents first budget to lawmakers

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pitched his plan for state-funded full-day kindergarten to lawmakers, calling it an opportunity to address educational and economic inequities facing young families. Polis … more

How the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership battles opioid misuse

When the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership formed in 2016, the group aimed to battle the opioid epidemic from every angle. Members drafted a plan in which workgroups would focus on six key … more

Battle against opioid crisis: Map is sorrowful guide to lost loved ones

The online map is a living, breathing eulogy of people who have died from opioid use. Matt Lazarus, of Castle Rock, “was known for having a ‘heart of gold’” and “will be missed by many,” … more

Report: Deputies justified in shooting armed felon last year

Sheriff's deputies who shot and killed a man near Sedalia last year acted in self-defense and were justified in using deadly force, according to a recently-released report from the 18th Judicial … more

Awards honor outstanding Douglas County teens

Teens in Douglas County who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives are recognized each year by the Douglas County Youth Initiative through its outstanding youth … more
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