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'An opportunity to see heroes'

The event was dedicated to recognizing officers who had acted heroically, showed impeccable training and saved lives throughout the year, but at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office 2018 Award … more

Castle Rock soccer league has deeper mission

The Douglas County Fairgrounds' athletic fields on May 31 were buzzing with activity — baseball games and families chatting as they watched their children. Field No. 4 was alive, too. The game: … more

FedEx truck stolen in Englewood crashes in Douglas County

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office warned travelers on northbound Interstate 25 in Castle Rock the afternoon of June 1 to expect traffic delays as authorities worked to pull a stolen FedEx truck … more

School-district committee studies capacity issues

Douglas County School Board members point to unbalanced enrollment in the district, including issues with overcrowding at some schools and underutilization of others, as the reason for denying a … more

Douglas County High grads 'take care of each other'

Douglas County High School held its 2018 senior graduation ceremony May 22 at the high school's packed outdoor stadium in Castle Rock. Principal Tony Kappas and several other speakers referred to the … more

Centennial Airport: From open prairie to economic driver

As the story goes, a businessman drove a shiny, black car to his downtown Denver office, and when he walked back to the car that afternoon, he found a large scratch in the door. Around the early … more

Two killed when train, vehicle collide in Douglas County

Two people were killed when a train and a vehicle collided in unincorporated Douglas County in the early afternoon of May 15, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Steve Johnson. more

Plane crash in northern Douglas County leaves one dead

One person was killed after a small plane crashed in a residential area of northern Douglas County, east of I-25, the night of May 11. About 9 p.m., a Cirrus SR22 went down near RidgeGate Parkway … more

Ex-teacher waives hearing in video case

Steven Michael Jenkins, the former Douglas County School District employee accused of taking upskirt videos of multiple women and students, including minors, appeared in court for a preliminary … more

‘You don’t know all the people you have touched’

Becca Tuska was 16 years old when doctors left a surgical tool in her body during surgery for a sports injury. The former dancer spent the next year fighting infections as doctors searched for a … more

Laydon vows fresh view on county government

Abe Laydon’s opponent in the Republican primary election for county commissioner, Diane Holbert, may have years of experience in a public office, a service Laydon says he respects. But he believes … more

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … more

Prints of 2018 fair poster available now from artist

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch created the 2018 commemorative poster for the 2018 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (the 100th) and is offering signed, limited-edition prints that are available now, … more

Editorial: Message about social media’s downside demands response

There’s no doubt that social media has its positives: It reunites us with old friends. Keeps us in touch with family who live in distant places. Connects us with organizations and people who … more

Douglas County teachers join rally at state Capitol

Elina Asensio, 12, goes to Northridge Elementary School in Highlands Ranch. On April 26, she stood in front of the state Capitol as she talked about her teachers. They inspire her, she said. They … more

Former Douglas County teacher/softball coach sentenced to jail, probation

A former Douglas County High School English teacher and softball coach accepted a plea deal in a Douglas County courtroom on April 24 after being charged in June with two felonies, including sexual … more

Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device … more

Douglas County School District will be closed on April 26 as teachers rally at Capitol

Neighborhood, magnet and alternative schools in the Douglas County School District will be closed April 26, as teachers participate in a rally at the state Capitol in Denver, interim Superintendent … more

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 … more

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
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