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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 … more

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his … more

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 … more

Sedalia man headed to trial in murder case

A Douglas County judge has determined there is sufficient probable cause to send a Sedalia man's murder case to trial. A trial date has not been set. Frank Leo Huner Jr., now 59, was charged with … more

Douglas County School Board approves contract for new superintendent

The school board's choice to become the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District is being offered an annual salary of $258,420, according to a contract unanimously approved by the … more

Families assess next steps in wake of devastating Castle Rock fire

The morning after a Castle Rock blaze destroyed two homes and damaged five more, Sierra-Kay Okimoto, 12, clung to her mother, Lisa Bunch, staring at their home, one of the five damaged in the … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … more

Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by … more

On campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • The baseball team gave up 10 runs to Ponderosa in the first inning but rallied for an 18-10 Continental League victory on April 13. Blake Hart, Davis Moorhead and Ryan Windham each … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Katherine Malcom, Chaparral The junior birdied the 18th hole and took medalist honors with a par 72 at the Heather Cho Memorial girls golf tournament April 12 at Highlands Ranch Golf Club. Nick … more

When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As … more

Something rings true about conversation without phones

I had lunch with Mark, a good friend, someone I have known for 30 years, an important Colorado artist, and the wittiest man this side of New Smyrna. We met at a Littleton restaurant and reminisced … more

What in the world is going on here?

First quarter 2018 is in the books. Now it is time to assess some of the significant economic changes worldwide and what that may mean for investors. First, let’s take a quick look back at last … more

Letter to the editor: Don’t reward bad decisions

Don’t reward bad decisions Taxpayers in Douglas County may be asked to approve a ballot question asking voters to approve an increase for mill levy override money to fund teacher pay. Why? Who … more

Letter to the editor: Know what it’s all about

Know what it’s all about This is a response to Jen Wilking’s Living and Aging Well column in March titled “Yoga is practical method to achieve more ease in aging.” Jan wrote an informative … more

Letter to the editor: Other ways to be safe

Other ways to be safe My life experience of 71 years tells me that some of these children, including David Hogg who already has all the talking points, are little wanna-be-activists that have had a … more

Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you

To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of “fake news” leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media … more

Fire destroys two homes in Castle Rock, other blazes burn in Douglas County

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue responded to a housefire in The Meadows on April 17 that quickly spread to four other homes as the area experiences high winds on top of stage 1 fire restrictions. The … more

‘She gave me something to live for’

Rebekah Barstnar, 23, a heroin addict, lay on a cot in a Douglas County jail cell, vomiting repeatedly, too weak to walk to the nearby bathroom. Pain in her back deepened, her bones ached, her skin … more

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 … more
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