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Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a …
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Henry Sobanet, chief financial officer of the Colorado State University System, speaks during the annual South Metro Chamber Economic Forecast Breakfast Jan. 24 at CU South Denver in Lone Tree.

Economists discuss ways to 'keep Colorado competitive'

The economy of Denver's south metro area will look a lot like last year's, experts say, and the speed bumps to the region's growth remain present as ever. Colorado continues to be a national model of …

Property tax bills are out — questions, frustrations are in

After property tax bills were sent out the week of Jan. 20, questions, comments and concerns began pouring into the Douglas County assessor's office. “We have had about three times the normal …
Sundara

No charges for STEM security guard who injured students

The privately hired security guard on duty during the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting injured two students and was illegally carrying a weapon on school grounds, 4th Judicial District Attorney …
Tate

Bill aims to repeal Colorado death penalty, with some GOP support

After years of coming up short, advocates of repealing the death penalty may finally cross the finish line this year with newfound support from two Republican senators. “From a philosophical …

Bond set at $250,000 for woman charged with daughter's murder

A former Highlands Ranch resident who was charged with the murder of her daughter has been granted bond. A grand jury charged Kelly Turner, 41, with 13 counts, including murder, child abuse, theft …
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Crisis Center to run seminar for teens on healthy relationships

The Crisis Center in Douglas County will be running a five-week course for teens about building self-worth, establishing healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention. The Crisis Center's …
June Everett is the founder of a new nonprofit in Douglas County called the Backpack Society. The organization aims to provide weekend meals for students who are eligible for free or reduced lunches.

Nonprofit aims to feed hungry kids on weekends

While many may not think of Douglas County as a community where students struggle with hunger, a new nonprofit has been formed to address just that situation. Highlands Ranch resident June Everett …

Douglas County disputes claim in STEM shooting

Douglas County's attorney said the county is not liable for the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch after one of the victims filed a claim against the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in October. …

Douglas County High School had brief lockout

Douglas County High School was placed on lockout as Castle Rock police searched a vehicle in the student parking lot on Jan. 14. The lockout lasted approximately 10 minutes, according to a letter to …

Charter school closer to leaving Douglas County School District

A charter school seeking to leave the Douglas County School District in part to implement an armed-staff program will soon be under the state's oversight if contract negotiations now underway go to …
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A rider competes during a 2018 eventing competition at the Colorado Horse Park.

Colorado Horse Park says it plans to continue operations

The Colorado Horse Park recently issued a news release in an effort to dispel rumors that it is shutting down for the 2020 season, but the park has yet to find a replacement for its show director and …
A minimum of three staff are in the room with the patient when they are monitored in the Cath Lab — a physician assisted by nurses and technicians.

Castle Rock hospital unveils remodeled lab

A roughly three-month remodeling project in the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital's “Cath Lab” wrapped up this month, boasting equipment upgrades that promise patients, like those at risk of heart …

In their Business

New 24 Hour Fitness Area residents can start the new year off on the right foot with a little help from the new 24 Hour Fitness South Parker club, opening this holiday season. The 24 Hour Fitness …
Planes on a runway at Centennial Airport just outside the City of Centennial.

Final Denver Metroplex flight-path study upholds planned changes

The federal government's final analysis of a plan to reroute airplane traffic in the Denver metro area didn't offer changes to proposed flight paths for Centennial Airport that have riled up local …

Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. …
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