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Tradition of Douglas County Fair brings people back

As opening day for the 99th Douglas County Fair and Rodeo draws near, local officials are celebrating a tradition rich in history, culture and entertainment . “I think it’s one of the events that brings the whole county together,” Douglas …
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Young fencers get parried away

A group of youths recently went to the largest fencing tournament in the history of the sport, but it was more important to their coach that they come home with happy memories than medals. “The most rewarding part is just seeing their …
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On pains and needles...

Sitting in her Highlands Ranch office after working with a patient, Samantha Hovel explained the biggest problem she has when discussing a little-known treatment with some of her patients. “Nobody likes the word ‘needle,’ ” she …
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    • Poultry trending in popularity at Douglas County Fair

      When Christy Van Bibber first began working in the 4-H poultry division 10 years ago, 23 kids were showing approximately 90 chickens and other birdsat the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. Today, that number is 72 kids with 340 entries among them. …

    • Castle Rock man drowns in tubing accident

      A Castle Rock man died in a drowning accident while tubing down the Platte River on July 22. The accident occurred about 3 p.m. as the 43-year-old was tubing near the Platte River Campground with his …

    • Lightning possible culprit behind brush fire in Castle Rock

      Castle Rock Fire and Rescue is working to contain a three-acre brush fire possibly sparked by a lightning strike in the Terrain neighborhood of northeast Castle Rock. The fire was reported at …

    • Q&A with Krista Holtzmann

      Krista Holtzmann kicked off her campaign for Douglas County School Board with a barbecue in Parker’s Stonegate Park July 9.Holtzmann, 48, describes herself as a child advocate who has spent her …

    • Q&A with Ryan Abresch

      Ryan Abresch is a lawyer by training. He currently works as a legal analyst for a national online legal research firm.Abresch, of Larkspur previously served as a deputy district attorney in the 10th …