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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 …

Colorado could be in for worst fire season in years

Forecasts indicate Colorado could be in for its worst wildfire year since the historic fire seasons of 2012 and 2013, leading Gov. John Hickenlooper and fire officials to warn residents to do their …

Western Douglas County fire sparked by power line, tree collision

State Highway 67 reopened for all traffic April 18 following a fire the day before that forced pre-evacuations zones and closed portions of the roadway. At approximately 10:23 a.m. April 17, West …

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 …

Castle Rock takes step toward lifting pit bull ban

The Town of Castle Rock on April 17 gave initial approval to an ordinance that would repeal the town's decades-old pit bull ban. The ordinance approved in a 5-2 vote on first reading is a sweeping …
Education

Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol

Performances of teachers singing a 1980s rock hit in protest have swept the nation — from Oklahoma to West Virginia to Kentucky — and now, the show came to Colorado. “We're not gonna take it …

Colleagues of superintendent selection Tucker applaud his leadership

Tom Burton, associate superintendent of Princeton City Schools, recalls a time when he was eating at a restaurant with his superintendent, Thomas Tucker. An employee and former student approached …

Community members weigh in on board's superintendent decision

For many community members, the Douglas County School Board's selection of Thomas Tucker as permanent superintendent is another affirmation of the positive direction the school district is heading. …

Douglas County School Board's choice for new superintendent is leader of district in Cincinnati

He's trustworthy, student-centered, an inspiration, a lifelong learner. That's how Douglas County School Board members described their choice for the district's new superintendent. At a special …

Women in STEM profiles

Over the course of nearly a year, reporter Christy Steadman spoke with more than a dozen women and girls about STEM education and career fields. Here are some of the stories they shared.
Business

Hemp-extract products come to Park Meadows

Shoppers at Park Meadows often slow down when they pass the new Phytorite kiosk, located outside the Tesla store. Some shake their head and walk away quickly, while others slowly approach the kiosk …

Media company Redbarre backs out of Parker plans

Media and technology company Redbarre announced April 12 that it will not proceed with building a $1 billion digital media campus in Parker, citing “an impasse with the landowner.” In …

Orvis event will get fly fishermen ready for spring season

Get ready to fill your fly boxes for the start of spring fishing with an all-day fly-tying extravaganza. Twenty-four of the biggest names in fly tying will give away their fly fishing and tying …

Specialized yoga for trauma victims coming to Castle Rock

Denise Kullman tries to help people suffering from any number of traumas through her work as a neurofeedback technician, but in March, she's taking a new approach. Kullman, who works at LiveFree …

Toastmasters explains move from California to Douglas County

When Toastmasters International announced in October the nonprofit planned to relocate its global headquarters from California to unincorporated northern Douglas County, it marked the culmination of …
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