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Conservation groups aim to preserve ranch

More than 800 acres of Douglas County ranch land could soon be shielded from becoming future Front Range development. The Welborn Ranch, southeast of Franktown near Castlewood Canyon State Park, … more

Orphaned ornaments await owners

At the Douglas County Parks and Trails Division office in Highlands Ranch, a 3-foot-tall Christmas tree holds a bevy of family treasures: custom ornaments, about 30 of them, forgotten on trees after … more

Castle Rock celebrates Christmas

Residents of Castle Rock gathered in the days before Christmas to celebrate the holiday at a festival boasting bonfires for s'more making, live reindeer and Santa visits. The 2018 Reindeer Games took … more

Castle Rock expanding popular town trail

Castle Rock's most widely used trail will soon be better available to approximately 15,000 more town residents and is projected to double in use within a couple years. The East Plum Creek Trail … more

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 … more

Castle Rock police charge bus driver involved in fatal crash

One week following a Castle Rock crash that left a woman dead, police have charged the second driver involved. Steven Blair, 70, is charged with careless driving causing death and failing to yield … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

DEA, state bust suspected pot-growing, luxury-car-stealing crime organization

A state investigation into a large auto-theft scheme ultimately led investigators to discover a criminal organization that not only stole and resold luxury vehicles but operated illegal marijuana … more

Depot Art Gallery holiday market offers perfect gifts

There’s a festive wreath on the door at the Depot Art Gallery at 2069 W. Powers Ave. in downtown Littleton (just north of Buck Recreation Center) welcoming visitors/shoppers to the bright red … more

Earning loyalty and trust, building commitment and love

Loyalty is earned when trust is present. Zig Ziglar always said, “Trust is a transference of feeling.” He also would focus on the two letters in the middle of the word trust, “U and S, or … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Michael Poux, a 6-foot-8 senior, had a double-double when he scored 18 points and pulled down 21 rebounds in a 66-57 conquest of Ralston Valley on Dec. 7. In six games this season, … more

Rolling Stones 2019 — old boys’ club is nothing like old times

Gimme shelter and gimme money. Tickets to see the Rolling Stones next year at whatever the stadium here is called go for (went for) $49 to $850 (without fees), and some special seats go for (went … more

Ute culture in the spotlight at History Colorado

Now open: “Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History,” in development for more than four years, is open at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver. It tells a story in artifacts, visual, … more

Looking back at strong showings in fall season

Snow and cold weather was around for the kickoffs during the last few games of the football season, but the winter sports season has started and all games/matches are inside. So let it snow, let it … more

Tackling the tough questions with ‘What You Will’

When we really love someone, it can be difficult to be completely honest with him or her. We’re concerned about their opinion of us and don’t want to change anything in the relationship. But … more

Finding hope on a flat Earth

You can’t debunk Flat Earth. You might think you can. You might think it would be easy to shoot down a theory that says Earth is a flat, immobile disc covered by a dome. That space doesn’t exist. … more

Teen killed in accident on I-25 near Larkspur

The Colorado State Patrol is searching for a vehicle involved in an early-morning Dec. 10 accident that occurred near Larkspur and left one man dead — although the search is purely for information, … more
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