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Colorado's newest In-N-Out opens in Lone Tree

People lined up to eat “burgers for breakfast” as the famed fast food chain In-N-Out Burger opened its newest Colorado location in Lone Tree, near Park Meadows mall. The restaurant, located at …
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Many Denver metro area businesses now in level blue under 5-Star rules

Colorado's arrival at the milestone of getting COVID-19 vaccine shots to 70% of people ages 70 and older opened the door for some businesses in Denver metro counties to open up to larger crowds. …

Recall proponents suspending effort to oust Douglas County School Board directors

The man spearheading a recall of four Douglas County School Board members says he is suspending the effort after directors voted to send middle and high schools back to 100% in-person learning. …

Rent and utility assistance available in Douglas County

Douglas County residents behind on their rent or utility payments because of COVID-19 financial impacts may be eligible for assistance through the county’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, …

Outlets at Castle Rock to host scavenger hunt

The Outlets at Castle Rock will be hosting a social-distance friendly scavenger hunt leading up to St. Patrick's Day. The hunt begins on March 8 and will end on March 19. Over the span of 12 days and …

Oren Bersagel-Briese, Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department training division chief, played a key role in getting the 350-pound steel column from the World Trade Center to Castle Rock.

Local firefighter brings a piece of ground zero to Castle Rock

After six years of efforts led by Oren Bersagel-Briese, a steel-box column recovered from ground zero is now on display in a special memorial at the Castle Rock Public Safety Training Facility. While …
Education

Douglas County Schools superintendent recommending in-person learning

Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise hopes to see middle and high schools resume in-person learning, five days a week in March. Wise announced in a Feb. 25 letter to the …
Thomas Tucker, shown here shortly after taking over as Douglas County School District superintendent in 2018, said constantly defending his reputation was exhausting during his tenure at the helm of DCSD.

Black educators urge culture shift in Douglas County School District

Last year, in the span of three months, the Douglas County School District saw every person of color in its cabinet — the highest level of district administration beneath the board of education — …

Recall proponents circulating petitions to oust DCSD directors

A group seeking to recall four Douglas County School Board directors has begun circulating petitions. The group Road2Recall announced volunteers began gathering signatures on Feb. 19 in an effort to …
Douglas County School District's administration building, at 620 Wilcox St., Castle Rock.

Douglas County School District faces 'arduous journey' toward racial equity

In the predominantly white Douglas County School District, some African-American students have reported racial slurs repeatedly scrawled in bathroom stalls, a cavalier use of the N-word by their …

Douglas County School District launches search for superintendent

The Douglas County School District has moved forward in the process of hiring a permanent superintendent, selecting Frederick Andrews as its search firm, according to a Feb. 10 news release from the …
Business

Businesses have new opportunity to seek COVID-19 relief funds

Additional businesses in Douglas County may qualify for COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grants through the county’s allocation of Colorado Senate Bill 20B-001 funding, according to a news release …
Gina McReynolds rings up a customer at the Sudden Fiction bookstore in Castle Rock.

Independent bookstore part of trend

The Sudden Fiction bookstore is nestled in the basement of the Ecclesia Market in Castle Rock. Like a scene straight out of a book, Sudden Fiction’s decor includes vintage high-backed green velvet …

Trader Joe’s looking at Parker location

Trader Joe’s may be coming to Parker after the popular grocery store chain submitted a licensing application to the town in December. The fermented malt beverage, or liquor license application, was …
Heidi Rees, right, and her daughter Kyleigh Rees eat a mother-daughter breakfast at Rory's Diner Feb. 5.

Some Douglas County businesses can now open their doors to more customers

Some Douglas County businesses can now open under more lenient restrictions after the state gave permission Feb. 2. Instead of 25% capacity or 50 people, restaurants and gyms certified by the county …

This Franktown home was certified by Wellness Within Your Walls, which is intended to guide consumers and builders to healthier measures for home design and construction.

Custom home in Franktown puts focus on health

A custom home built in unincorporated Douglas County was featured in an interior design trade magazine and received a certification from an organization focused on healthy living spaces. The …
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