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Residents of Larkspur, population 100-plus, could start receiving roughly between $2,000 and $20,000 per year from the town just for living there. That is, if voters OK allowing retail marijuana businesses and a 5 percent excise tax on sales, estimates a referendum organizer, James McVaney. more
The issue of whether the open carry of firearms should be allowed in Town of Castle Rock-owned buildings and parks will go to a public vote. A special public meeting was held April 14 as a necessary follow-up to a successful referendum petition a group of residents initiated after council voted in late January to repeal an 11-year-old ordinance banning open carry on town property. more
On Jan. 28 at about 11 p.m., Castle Rock Town Council voted 4-3 to repeal the current ban on open carrying of firearms in some town buildings and facility. And on Jan. 29 at about 9:30 a.m. a … more
Criticism of the school board was the theme at the Douglas County School District’s “Board Unplugged” meeting March 3. The evening focused on CFO Bonnie Betz’s presentation about a funding measure the district is seeking. Small-group … more
He was age 6, and bored out of his mind one day, while in the middle of playing a baseball game — even then, not a team-sports fan — when he spotted something. And he started walking. more
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A proposed change to the public comment portion of the Douglas County School Board of Education meetings prompted one concerned board member to read a portion of the First Amendment, and one of the board's strongest supporters to speak against the idea. The board nevertheless moved a step closer to implementing the change during a special March 18 meeting. more
Beginning Feb. 27, anyone who has a handgun or assault rifle or any other legally purchased firearm may carry it in their hands, or holstered, to Castle Rock Town Council meetings and other town … more
Katie Sullivan, who taught at STEM School and Academy for two months in in the fall of 2013, wasn’t licensed or qualified for her computer programming post. “I warned them I wasn’t highly qualified in my subject area,” said Sullivan, … more
The one thing that everyone of any political stripe can agree on when looking back at the 2013 legislative session is that a whole lot happened. The furious pace lasted 120 days. But the political and policy impact of last year’s session will be … more
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Staff, board and community members talked during the Feb. 18 Douglas County School District board meeting about the recent rash of teen suicides. Comments ranged wildly, with one parent calling for parental unity, a teacher harshly criticizing … more
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