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Battle against opioid crisis: Map is sorrowful guide to lost loved ones

The online map is a living, breathing eulogy of people who have died from opioid use. Matt Lazarus, of Castle Rock, “was known for having a ‘heart of gold’” and “will be missed by many,” … more

DA to examine claims of innocence for convicted

Taking a proactive approach, the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has launched a process to investigate “legitimate” claims that convicted individuals may be innocent, the office … more

'I do what it takes to win,' says son of former Denver Nugget Earl Boykins

It may not come to anyone's surprise that the Boykins have a competitive household. Whether its bowling or family game night, TJ and his father, Earl, always seem to be vying for No. 1. When it comes … more

Sheriff's office honors fallen deputy on anniversary of shooting

New Year's Eve began on a somber note for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office as it marked the one-year anniversary of Deputy Zackari Parrish's death. The husband and father was killed in the line of … more

Stories of the year in the south metro area

The year began with mourning. On the last day of 2017, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish, 29, was fatally shot by a man authorities believe was mentally ill at an apartment complex in … more

Hide in Plain Sight expands its reach

Douglas County made news recently when word spread it has achieved the lowest rate of child poverty in the nation. That doesn’t mean child poverty is a non-issue at the local level, according to … more

Veterans Affairs town hall coming to Castle Rock

Douglas County veterans can get their Veterans Affairs questions answered at a town hall coming to Castle Rock this month. The Veteran Benefits Town Hall Meeting, hosted by the VA Eastern Colorado … more

Changing the status quo on mental health

Members of the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative are working toward a new mental health system for the local community. It was the sole topic of conversation at the group’s Dec. 19 meeting, … more

A conversation with Commissioner-elect Abe Laydon

Abe Laydon is commissioner-elect for District 1 on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Diane Holbert, who holds the seat now, was elected by the Douglas County Republican Central Vacancy … more

District formalizes plans for committee to oversee additional funds

The Douglas County School District Board of Education is finalizing plans for a committee that will oversee the use of funds from two tax measures approved in the November election. A $250 million … 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

Time to Talk: Forum focuses on families and mental health

Lissa Miller, a mother of two young girls, experienced crippling pregnancy-related depression and anxiety. Maureen Lake, the parent of a daughter who has bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, … more

'A recipe to comfort your mind'

Douglas County School District — which with about 8,000 employees is the county's largest employer — believes using peer involvement to recognize and combat mental health issues its staff may be … more

Report finds good variety of senior services, but gaps remain

Throughout recent years, Douglas County has made moves to address projections that the nation's senior population will boom over the next decade. The Partnership of Douglas County Governments (PDCG) … more

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community … more

Castle Rock honors a fallen hero

Against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains, on a chilly and windy afternoon, the wife of slain Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zack Parrish and a contingent of dignitaries and law enforcement … more

Douglas County plans Veterans Day tribute

A special remembrance and program to honor veterans past and present is planned Nov. 10 at the Douglas County Veterans Monument Plaza, on the corner of Wilcox and Fourth streets in downtown Castle … more

Letter to the editor: 5A, 5B will benefit schools

5A, 5B will benefit schools As a Douglas County legislator, my conservative record on educational activism is strong. My last year as state representative I was awarded the Legislator of the Year … more

Denver man sentenced to 16 years for injuring Douglas County deputy

A Denver man who injured a Douglas County Sheriff deputy after ramming his car in an attempt to evade arrest was sentenced to 16 years in prison Oct. 12, according to a press release from the 18th Judicial District. more

Letter to the editor: Vote yes on 5A, 5B

Vote yes on 5A, 5B As a parent, community member and director of the Douglas County Board of Education, I fully support 5A and 5B. Passing a bond and mill levy override would provide DCSD with a … more
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