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State lawmakers consider ending death penalty

Democrats who control Colorado's Legislature are rushing to act on a bill to repeal the state's little-used death penalty, holding a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 6, just two days after … more

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. … more

Hickenlooper steps into presidential race

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he's running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who's accustomed to overcoming adversity and accomplishing liberal goals in a politically … more

DA's office appeals dismissed felony against trucker accused of killing trooper

The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office is appealing a judge's decision to throw out a felony charge against the man accused of crashing into and killing a Colorado State trooper in 2016. A … more

Vaping’s growing popularity spurs action

Depression, anxiety and wanting to fit in are what Olivia Ridl, 17, says drew her to begin vaping when she was a freshman at Chatfield High School. “I wasn’t a popular kid,” she said. “I was … more

Help Douglas County School District plan for its future

Douglas County School District is asking community members for input on a roadmap for the district's future. The goal is to promote what board of education members and district leaders call a … more

Fight against Colorado ski traffic hampered by budget

“Friends don’t let friends drive I-70.” The tongue-in-cheek mantra is often uttered by Colorado skiers and snowboarders who frequent resorts far from the crowded mountain corridor, which … more

Longtime Castlewood Canyon State Park volunteer dies

Castlewood Canyon State Park is in mourning. That was the message in late February from Ron Claussen, a member of the volunteer group Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park, after news spread one of … more

Judge dismisses felony against trucker accused of killing state trooper

The district court judge presiding over the case of a man accused of crashing into and killing a Colorado State trooper in 2016 has dismissed the most serious charge against him — a Class 5 felony … more

Douglas County aims to fix high-risk roads in 2019

Douglas County is preparing to spend nearly $1 million to fix certain high-risk roads in the summer and fall of 2019, primarily using federal grant money specifically awarded for projects that aim to … more

Catholic Charities moves into new Castle Rock office

After outgrowing two offices in five years, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado has officially moved to its new office at 410 S. Wilcox St., Suite 201, Castle Rock. A ribbon cutting and open house … more

Sex education bill spurs concerns

The comprehensive sex education bill making its way through the state Legislature has spurred opposition from many in the religious and conservative communities, drawing concerns that the language of … more

No refund? Some shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those … more

Final ride with band of brothers the gift of a lifetime

Christian Redman always knew the late-stage colon cancer he has furiously fought for three years was incurable.  But he had hoped for remission, a chance to grab as many extra years as possible, to … more

Suicide awareness training sessions offered

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Youth Education & Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) Program has added a free safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone) training in May after the positive response … more

Parker site approved for alternative ed, career/tech campus

Parker will likely be home to the Douglas County School District's fourth alternative education facility, and first career and technical education facility — together on one campus. At the Feb. 19 … more

ShamROCK Stampede benefits those with PTSD

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by helping to raise awareness and money for veterans, first responders and others who experience post-traumatic stress disorder. Presented by Arapahoe Community College, … more

Douglas County School District receives budget award

The Douglas County School District again received a Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials, according to a news release. The award recognizes excellence in budget … more

Should pigs, goats and ducks be allowed as pets in Castle Rock?

Nearly a year after Castle Rock overhauled its animal code, which included repealing the town's pit bull ban, town staff members are researching the removal of other animal bans, specifically of … more

'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
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