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Businesses get reprieve from new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for Colorado businesses to comply with new sales tax rules to May 31, 2019. The emergency rules, which were enacted Sept. 26, originally …
Obama answers a question about if she is going to run for President. "The answer is no," she said. "I have two girls who spent eight years with the spotlight on them. They've had to struggle with living a normal life."

Michelle Obama, Santa Claus share holiday cheer with kids

There was a buzz in the air at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora as children began to slowly make their way to the hospital's lobby. The children, ages 3 to 17, were patients of the Center …

County planning commission has openings

Residents interested in helping to plan the future of Douglas County are invited to apply for open positions on the Douglas County Planning Commission. Each commissioner district has an opening, and …

Meth playing bigger role in overdose crisis, officials say

A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and …

Don Reisner, 91, meets with Love Inc. volunteer Sue Dehn at a meeting for Windermere residents on Dec. 11. Reisner, who said he's lined up a new apartment, was evicted from the Windermere once before, after a fire at the complex's other tower in 2016. Photo by David Gilbert

Evacuees prepare to move out of Windermere apartments in Littleton

The 163 seniors evicted from the Windermere apartments after a devastating November fire are gearing up to haul their belongings out of the building, but many are concerned about being given just two …
Education

Bullying seminar helps teens 'see the upside to the downside'

About 250 parents and students got an unconventional take on bullying as part of an ongoing Healthy Teens Series. Parker Area Counselors for Prevention, a team of counselors from Douglas County …

Awards honor outstanding Douglas County teens

Douglas County teens who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives are recognized each year by the Douglas County Youth Initiative through its outstanding youth …
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Mountain Vista hires independent contractor for diversity training

Mountain Vista High School has hired an independent contractor to host awareness and diversity training for administrators and counselors from the high school and the feeder’s middle school, …

Local officials: Incidents do not indicate larger racial issue in Douglas County schools

Authorities from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Douglas County School District say two incidents — one involving a student fight and the other derogatory graffiti — at a Highlands …

School board OKs concurrent enrollment at future facility

Plans are moving forward for a concurrent enrollment program that would allow Douglas County high school students to expedite a college degree or receive workforce training without leaving Castle …
Business
Charlie Boyd was one of the first people to get to test out the Localhost esports arena.

Localhost esports arena opens in Lakewood

Charlie Boyd has religiously watched competitive esports, or competitive video game industry for nearly seven years. He spends a lot of his time playing the Rainbow Six Siege video game, as well as …

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …

UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital inching closer to opening

UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital is nearing completion. The colossal building, located to the south of restaurants and retail in the Central Park development, is on track to open in March 2019. …

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace …

Police seek Park Meadows carjacking suspects

Lone Tree police responded to an armed carjacking incident at a Park Meadows parking lot at 5 p.m. Nov. 29 and are seeking help finding the suspects involved. According to reports from the victim, …
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