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The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo got off to a rollicking start as nearly 40 professional cowboys came to the fairground arena in Castle Rock for the Xtreme Bulls competition, to compete for cash prizes and applause from the fired-up crowd that … more
Thieves recently made off with 20 semiautomatic rifles from Warhorse Firearms of the Rockies in Littleton, the latest in a series of “smash-and-grab” burglaries at area gun stores in recent months. Three or four suspects broke a large window … more
A crowded race to become Colorado's next governor includes former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez. Lopez, 53, was elected at the age of 27, serving from 1992-96, and is proud of the fact he was the first Hispanic candidate to hold the … more
It was Round Two for U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, who, unlike many congressional Republicans, engaged once again with anxious voters in the 6th Congressional District. Coffman, who hosted a contentious April town hall, held another Aug. 1 with several … more
The Highlands Ranch Herald recently received a letter from an unidentified resident over concerns of Airbnbs in the community. The hospitality service allows guests to rent out homes, apartments or rooms short-term. The host of the rented unit sets … more
Renovation of the community’s oldest recreation center is progressing. First opened in 1982, Northridge Recreation Center, located east of South Broadway near the Plaza Drive intersection, is undergoing a $3.7 million project slated for … more
Stuck with used batteries, fuels, propane tanks or fluorescent light bulbs? Douglas County residents have two upcoming opportunities to safely dispose of potentially dangerous household chemicals. Tri-County Health Department is hosting a … more
Debora Scheffel considers herself a career educator. After graduating from the University of Denver with a master’s degree in special education, she served as a special education teacher at Northeast Elementary School in Parker. She earned … more
Crowds lined downtown streets in Castle Rock on July 29 for a parade, hosted by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the town, which celebrated both the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo and the tradition of town parades. Spectators … more
Castle Rock held its Western Heritage Welcome on July 28, gathering many families for the highlight event — a steer drive through downtown — before residents enjoyed dinner at a Chuck Wagon Cook-off located near Briccy's Coffee. Cowhands drove … more
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