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Last-minute confusion clears: Rocky Flats will open Saturday

In early August, a federal judge decided not to block trail construction at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, despite local citizens' and organizations' claims that it is environmentally unsafe. … more

Bat or racket, swing’s the thing

Rock Canyon centerfielder/pitcher Anna Reimers missed the Erie Tournament of Champions the first weekend of September because she was playing tennis in an Intermountain Sectional tournament in Salt … more

Mistrial declared after surprise testimony in case of trucker accused of killing trooper in I-25 collision

In an unexpected turn of events, a Douglas County judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of killing a Colorado state trooper after hitting him with his vehicle in 2016. Noe … more

Interim leader nominated as Castle Rock's next fire chief

Castle Rock may now know who the next fire chief will be. Town Manager David Corliss announced Sept. 13 he is recommending acting Chief Norris Croom for the permanent position. Former Chief Art … more

Douglas County school board to keep current policy on medical marijuana in place

Since Benjamin Wann started taking medical marijuana nearly three years ago, he hasn't had a seizure. Wann, a junior at Mountain Vista, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 3 years old. In 2014, Sarah … more

Human services department earns performance award

The Colorado Department of Human Services has recognized the Douglas County Department of Human Services for “C-Stat Distinguished Performance” in 2017. This designation is awarded to Colorado … more

More affordable housing in the works for Douglas County

More affordable housing is planned for Douglas County in the near future. Plans to construct an affordable housing apartment building near South Jamaica Street and Inverness Parkway continued moving … more

Judge declares mistrial in case of trucker accused of killing state trooper in I-25 collision

The trial for a trucker accused of hitting and killing a Colorado state trooper in 2016 is underway in Douglas County. Trooper Cody Donahue, 34, and another trooper were investigating a car accident … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Senior Cole Oster set a team rushing record with 238 yards and five touchdowns in a 36-35 win on Sept. 7 over Wasatch Valley (Utah). Oster scored on a 6-yard run on the final play of … more

AD follows winning path to Hall of Fame

Arvada West athletic director Casey Coons is a Hall of Famer. It is an honor that I envisaged since he was well-schooled. Coons is a fellow graduate of Denver’s Abraham Lincoln high school. Coons, … more

Bridal shop helps fetch better future for dogs

On Sept. 15, the Bridal Collection, 4151 E. County Line Road, Centennial, combines resources with Brighter Days Dog Rescue at the store, which sells wedding dresses, accessories, moms’ dresses, … more

Letter to the editor: No need for tax hike

No need for tax hike The DougCo School Board will ask taxpayers for both a $40 million mill levy override (MLO) and a $250 million bond issue, which means much higher taxes for DougCo residents. … more

Letter to the editor: Numbers tell different story

Numbers tell different story Recently, Heidi Thomas made several blatantly misleading statements regarding another person’s letter to the editor. I’d like to address a couple of those. The first, … more

Letter to the editor: Step up for schools

Step up for schools Kindergartners in both Douglas County and Aurora are cuter than two buttons on a shoe.  Middle-schoolers, despite the occasional crack that they are living proof of aliens among … more

Letter to the editor: Stop anti-Christian bigotry

Stop anti-Christian bigotry The Colorado Civil Rights Division has again gone after Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, a Christian. This time, they’re giving credence to a complaint by a … more

Letter to the editor: Think of the kids

Think of the kids If Congress doesn’t act to save it, we could lose one of the best federal programs keeping kids healthy: The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). LWCF uses funds from offshore … more

Area theaters plan range of offerings in new season

No matter what your taste in theatrical entertainments, performances both new and familiar are at hand, with appealing dinner spots nearby. Town Hall Arts Center, Lone Tree Arts Center and PACE have … more

Colorado attorney general candidates clash over credentials in debate

GRAND JUNCTION — Colorado's major party candidates for attorney general engaged in their first debate over their respective credentials in their race to succeed Republican Cynthia Coffman. The … more

Make up your mind to make up your mind

I don’t know about you, but I certainly prefer making easy decisions as opposed to wrestling with really difficult decisions. My guess is that you agree with me. I mean, give us the easy button, … more

Would you rather be this or that — or that or this?

Would you rather be rich or famous? Questions like this are fun but fruitless. Let’s have some fruitless. (Disregard that some of your options are deceased.) Would you rather be one of the Beatles … more
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