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If C-470’s planned improvements aren’t on your radar, the Colorado Department of Transportation has published an assessment of the future project, made available at various libraries in the South Metro area. The projects are intended to help … more
From pig races to rodeo mutton bustin', the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo in Castle Rock was packed on Aug. 8 with guests snacking on giant turkey legs and winning gold fish at carnival games. Barns were full of animals and visitors were shocked … more
The life cycle of a school bus varies. Some of the Douglas County School District’s buses are 25 years old, with 400,000 miles. Others are brand new. “Because they are so sturdy, it’s easy to repair them, but usually when the cost … more
Larry King arrives at the school bus terminal between 5 and 6 a.m. during the school year. He makes his way to the dispatch room, where he finds his keys and route book for the day. Then, King combs the parking lot to find his bus. Each is … more
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Chef Jeff Richard, of Old Stone Church Restaurant and Crave Real Burgers, will defend his title this year during the cooking competition at the 13th annual Taste of Douglas County. Last year was the first year the contest was added to the event, … more
As the crowd of perspective livestock buyers sits down in the bleachers around the show ring to enjoy their presale barbecue, the junior 4-H members comb the crowd. Armed with business cards that give information on their animals and all the … more
District Attorney George Brauchler of the 18th Judicial District has announced dates for the 2015 Fall Citizens Academy. For six weeks from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday, Sept. 23 to Oct. 28, the free academy will take place in the DA's Arapahoe … more
A person from southern Colorado has died of the plague, the second person to die of the disease in the state this year. The unidentified adult from Pueblo County likely died of the relatively rare septicemic form of the disease, said Christine … more
Often called the most dangerous event in rodeo, the PRCA Xtreme Bulls bull-riding event helped kick off the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Aug. 6 in Castle Rock. Douglas County High School graduate Patrick Geipel, now of Westcliffe, got the crowd … more
Fourth-grade teacher Natalie West has a special story to tell if the subject of summer activities comes up in her class at Independence Elementary School. In mid-July, the Cherry Creek School District teacher joined other members of the Casa … more
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