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Judge temporarily blocks Douglas County mask-rule exemption

A federal judge temporarily halted Douglas County’s public health order, which allowed people to opt out of mask mandates and restricted quarantines, during an Oct. 26 ruling. U.S. District …
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Two die after police chase in Brighton

  Two people died after a short police chase in Brighton Oct. 26. No names have been released. The incident began shortly before 11:30 a.m. near Gaviota and Goldfinch streets. Police went …

Michael Martinez appointed as Brighton city manager

Brighton's new city manager was the acting city manager for the past week/ City council made the promotion official during an Oct. 26 special meeting. He succeeds Jane Bais DiSessa, who …
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Election 2021: School board candidate files report with sheriff after audience confrontation

A candidate for re-election to the Douglas County School Board has filed a report with the county sheriff's office after a heated confrontation with an audience member at a candidate forum. The …

Election 2021: Sex-ed views differ at Douglas County school board candidate forum

Douglas County School Board candidates answered questions about much-discussed topics at an Oct. 25 forum — like equity in education, COVID-19 mitigation strategies, youth mental health and …

Harry Voigt stands in his Lone Tree home where he practices virtually before a race.

Lone Tree racer is success on track

When Harry Voigt wanted to explain in his college application essay which life experiences helped reshape how he defines himself — from a little boy with dyslexia thinking “I was stupid” to a …
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Douglas County School District sues county health department over masks

The Douglas County School District and families of students at high risk of COVID-19 are suing the local health department over a public health order allowing people to opt out of masking.

Election 2021: Douglas County Voters Guide

Welcome to the Colorado Community Media Election 2021 Voters Guide for Douglas County. Below, you can find links to candidate questionnaires for the races that matter to you. Also check back here for …
A boy listens to his headphones as Douglas County Health Board members debate allowing students and teachers to opt out of masking mandates in schools at an Oct. 8 special meeting.

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools.
Students listen in during an English class at Arapahoe Community College Monday, Sept. 27.

Free community college proposal excites Colorado students, educators

After graduating from high school, Jake Smith didn't think he'd make it in college. He struggled academically and he didn't have the money to afford more education until he joined the Army.  For …

The newly-formed Douglas County Board of Health met for the first time in the county's building in Castle Rock Sept. 30.

Douglas County schools stay with COVID mask rule, even with a health-agency order no longer in effect

The Douglas County School District is still requiring masks, a spokeswoman confirmed, after a public health order mandating them inside schools and child-care centers dissolved in Douglas County. 
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Taylor Pfeifer goes through a variety of exercises with a young physical therapy patient at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center.

New Castle Rock business balances therapy options

A new clinic in Castle Rock is working to fill gaps in care for both adults and children in need of physical, speech and occupational therapy. The FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center opened earlier …

Crystal Valley Ranch site plan approved by Castle Rock council

In a 5-2 vote, the Castle Rock Town Council approved the site development plan for a 142-home residential neighborhood within the Crystal Valley Ranch Planned Development. During the Oct. 4 regular …
A view of Castle Rock over its namesake town.

Castle Rock looks to have say on nearby development

To protect the town against the negative impacts of continued development in the neighboring unincorporated areas of Douglas County, the Castle Rock Town Council approved the first steps in …

StretchLab moves into Lone Tree

Dave Watson was walking with a friend who works as a personal trainer when they stopped him and asked if he'd ever been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. “They knew just by watching me walk,” …

Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …
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