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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 …
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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 …

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 …

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 …
Gamez-Ruiz

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 …

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 …
Education

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 …

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 …
About two dozen protestors stand outside of Douglas County School District's administrative building in Castle Rock prior to a Feb. 5 school board meeting. The group voiced concerns over the school board's handling of a teacher at the center of controversy and district policy on public comment.

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 …
Teah Selkin and Zoe Siegel acted as conference co-chairs for the student-run diversity conference.

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 …

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 …
Business

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 …
Lois Piccolotti and Jennie James toast at Wild Blue Yonder Brewing during the 2019 Super Bowl. James traveled from Oregon to visit Piccolotti, of Castle Rock, and to visit Colorado, where her boyfriend is originally from.

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 …
Castle Pines entrepreneur Tammy Lopez was awarded Small Business of the Year at the chamber of commerce's annual members luncheon and business meeting.

Allstate owner awarded small business of year

Castle Pines Allstate agency owner Tammy Lopez has been awarded Small Business of the Year for 2018. The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce recognized Lopez as a small business owner at its annual …
Doug Tisdale, RTD board chair, speaks at the announcement of the grand opening of the Southeast Rail Extension Project. The three new stations in South Lone Tree will open for service May 19.

Light rail extension project to open May 19

Officials from the Regional Transportation District announced Jan. 25 that the Southeast Rail Extension Project for the E, R and F lines to three locations in Lone Tree will officially open for service May 19.

Nick Andurlakis poses behind the counter of Nick’s Cafe. The restaurant is known for its Fool’s Gold sandwich.

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 …
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