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Detective Dan Brite, a member of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Impact Unit who was critically wounded in a Sept. 2 shooting, went home to Castle Rock the morning of Dec. 22. On the way, as a … more
Brooke Higgins, one of two teenage girls accused of making a violent threat against Mountain Vista High School, pleaded guilty to solicitation to commit murder and conspiracy to commit murder at a … more
The Douglas County Board of Education met Dec.13 for its final meeting of 2016. The board approved a new charter school, approved a resolution to support legislation to help fund growth-related school construction and considered a new contract for … more
Highland Heritage Regional Park, a soccer, baseball and football destination built in the 1980s, will reopen this spring as a multigenerational park with activities for all ages. The 92-acre park off Lincoln Avenue and Quebec Street is in its … more
When Jackie Millet moved to Lone Tree 15 years ago, the library was the first place she visited. “I had a 2- and 4-year-old,” said Millet, Lone Tree's mayor since May. “It was just such a great and inviting place. I have wonderful memories … more
Since she was a little girl, Cynthia Griffin wanted to be a lawyer. “Once I learned I couldn't be a princess or a professional ballet dancer I knew I wanted to have a career in law,” Griffin said. Lawyers “looked so powerful, so important, … more
Most kids look forward to their birthday for several reasons: cake, a party and presents galore. But not Siena Negron. For her 10th birthday, Negron asked classmates, friends and family members to donate to a charity of her choice instead of … more
The boundaries dividing the Douglas County Board of Education’s representation areas have been updated in an effort to ensure equality and account for population growth. The school board voted 4-3 to approve newly drawn director district … more
During the Douglas County Board of Commissioners' Dec. 13 meeting, Tim Moore, chief deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, walked to the front of the room and handed the county manager a note for more than $3 million. “Don't always … more
Douglas County's budget for 2017 continues to focus on transportation and public safety, also its biggest priorities in 2016. The board of county commissioners unanimously approved a 2017 budget of $372.6 million on Dec. 13. That's up 8 percent … more
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