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South Metro Fire Rescue crews help battle wildfires across Colorado

As Colorado celebrated Independence Day, six wildfires of 1,000 acres or more were challenging fire crews across the state. Personnel from South Metro Fire Rescue were among those working to douse … more

Douglas County school board reviews new superintendent's entry plan

As the start date for the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District approaches, members of the school board are in the process of reviewing an entry plan with goals and expectations … more

Time to Talk: 'There is help and hope'

Lora Thomas vividly remembers the day: a snowy February afternoon in 2012. She was Douglas County’s coroner then and she was standing in the kitchen of a home in Parker, talking with a father who … more

School tool kit, online screenings geared toward early intervention

Mental Health Colorado, the state’s leading mental health advocacy organization, offers two unique tools for the public to promote the prevention and early intervention of mental illness — one … more

Jake Heintzelman has strong end to lacrosse journey

Jake Heintzelman had a special season for the Douglas County boys lacrosse team. The Huskies finished seventh in the eight-team Douglas County League but Heintzelman held his own against the … more

Castle Rock man's curiosity leads far into English history

No one tells the story quite like he does. Greg Sherwood, when he talks about the tale of Sir Richard Lane, a man who died hundreds of years before Sherwood was born, speaks fast and with a twinkle … more

'An opportunity to see heroes'

The event was dedicated to recognizing officers who had acted heroically, showed impeccable training and saved lives throughout the year, but at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office 2018 Award … more

Castle Rock soccer league has deeper mission

The Douglas County Fairgrounds' athletic fields on May 31 were buzzing with activity — baseball games and families chatting as they watched their children. Field No. 4 was alive, too. The game: … more

Centennial Airport: From open prairie to economic driver

As the story goes, a businessman drove a shiny, black car to his downtown Denver office, and when he walked back to the car that afternoon, he found a large scratch in the door. Around the early … more

Plane crash in northern Douglas County leaves one dead

One person was killed after a small plane crashed in a residential area of northern Douglas County, east of I-25, the night of May 11. About 9 p.m., a Cirrus SR22 went down near RidgeGate Parkway … more

Ex-teacher waives hearing in video case

Steven Michael Jenkins, the former Douglas County School District employee accused of taking upskirt videos of multiple women and students, including minors, appeared in court for a preliminary … more

‘You don’t know all the people you have touched’

Becca Tuska was 16 years old when doctors left a surgical tool in her body during surgery for a sports injury. The former dancer spent the next year fighting infections as doctors searched for a … more

Laydon vows fresh view on county government

Abe Laydon’s opponent in the Republican primary election for county commissioner, Diane Holbert, may have years of experience in a public office, a service Laydon says he respects. But he believes … more

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … more

Prints of 2018 fair poster available now from artist

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch created the 2018 commemorative poster for the 2018 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (the 100th) and is offering signed, limited-edition prints that are available now, … more

Editorial: Message about social media’s downside demands response

There’s no doubt that social media has its positives: It reunites us with old friends. Keeps us in touch with family who live in distant places. Connects us with organizations and people who … more

Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device … more

Heroin Impact Project to target drug dealers

James “Sandy” Winnefeld, a retired Navy admiral, lost his son, a University of Denver student, to an overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin last September. His story gained widespread attention … more

E-470 board votes to eliminate vehicle registration fee

Colorado motorists who live in counties in which E-470 vehicle registration fees have been imposed no longer will be assessed those fees. The E-470 Board of Directors unanimously voted April 12 to … more

Douglas County School Board approves contract for new superintendent

The school board's choice to become the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District is being offered an annual salary of $258,420, according to a contract unanimously approved by the … more
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