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Law enforcement bristles at Colorado legislature's sweeping police reform bill

“We are disgusted by the behavior of the officers in Minnesota,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock told members of the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. “Those were bad cops, and if they work for any sheriff in this room they would have been fired just the same.” more

Protesters march in Parker to decry racial injustice, police brutality

Hundreds marched through downtown Parker the evening of June 4 in solidarity with the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. more

Denver police chief pledges to hold department accountable, re-evaluate policies

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock linked arms with protesters for the first time while the city’s police chief hosted an online community town hall, attended by more than a thousand. more

Colorado Democrats unveil plan for $70M in federal coronavirus aid, including small business loans and renter help

Democrats in the Colorado legislature announced a slate of initiatives Thursday to spend $70 million in federal coronavirus aid, including a grant program to help small businesses recover from the … more

Colorado House approves 2020-21 budget, heads to state Senate

The Colorado House, on a 41-23 party-line vote, approved the 2020-21 state budget and sent it on to its next stop, the state Senate. As sent over by the House, the budget is out of balance. But … more

Take to the water at Big Soda Lake

By all accounts the summer of 2020 will be a dry one, with city water parks and regional attractions like Water World remaining closed for the season. Fortunately, Lakewood’s Big Soda Lake in Bear … more

Polis encourages protesters to get COVID-19 test

“What happened to George Floyd was not only wrong; it was brutal, it was inhumane and it was murder,” Polis said at a June 2 news conference. more

Protest in Castle Rock focuses on race inequality

Nationwide protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis reached Castle Rock June 2. more

Letter to the editor: Highlands Ranch Senior Center proposal is 'a boondoggle'

‘Senior Center’ proposal is sham The “Senior Center” project appears to be a boondoggle designed to establish a means for the Highlands Ranch Metro District to eliminate green spaces in the … more

Lone Tree begins reopening process

Lone Tree businesses are once again opening after almost two months of statewide shutdown orders. Restaurants, gyms, salons and stores are back, provided social distancing guidelines are maintained. … more

Letter to the editor: Inconvenience isn’t a tragedy

Recently I read that Douglas County Commissioner Abe Laydon was appealing to the health department to reopen the pools because “it’s a tragedy that pools are … more

A very different kind of senior year

Highlands Ranch grads talk about their season of cancellations. more

Centennial allows restaurant seating on streets, sidewalks

As Colorado officials rolled out the rules restaurants must follow to open for dine-in service, the City of Centennial announced it temporarily would allow new outdoor-seating options to help … more

Douglas County inmate dies after suicide try

A Douglas County inmate died of her injuries May 29 after spending four days in the intensive care unit following a suicide attempt, the county sheriff’s office said. The 54-year-old Highlands … more

$3M in Douglas County flood projects announced

$3.09 million is being funneled into Douglas County drainage and flood mitigation projects after the Mile High Flood District announced its 2020 budget priorities list. $1.4 million of the funding … more

Fire restrictions for unincorporated county

Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in place in the unincorporated areas of Douglas County by order of Sheriff Tony Spurlock, according to a news release. The ordinance restricts open fires, open … more

School district predicts deficit up to $50M

The Douglas County School Board pored over the first draft of a proposed 2020-21 district budget on May 26 during a five-hour special board meeting where budgeting — with a focus on millions in … more

No evidence of violent protests coming to Littleton, police chief says

Littleton Police say there is no evidence to support social media rumors of violent protests coming to Littleton. more

Teen’s a ‘Ferocious Fighter’

For eight years, Patrick Boland, 16, has lived with a pain throughout his body that is so excruciating, it can feel as if he’s wrapped in barbed wire, doused in gasoline and set on fire. more
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