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Pups find forever home at Castle Rock event

Some shoppers who visited the Outlets at Castle Rock came home with more than shopping bags on March 16. Seven dogs from the Denver Dumb Friends League found new homes through an adoption event at … more

Q&A: Jason Altshuler, District 6 IREA candidate

City of residence: Centennial Profession: Finance industry, Westerra Credit Union Related experience: Former chairman and treasurer of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce. Recipient of the 2016 Chamber … more

Q&A: James "Duke" Dozier, District 2 IREA candidate

Town of residence: Bailey Profession: Insurance and real estate development.  Related or past experience: I have served on several local boards, including the boards of the Deer Creek Metro District … more

Q&A: Robert Graf, District 6 IREA candidate

City of residence: Centennial Profession: Commercial banker Related or past experience: Served as a director and CEO for two Colorado banking organizations. First elected to the IREA board in 2011 … more

Q&A: Michael Hays, District 4 IREA candidate

Town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: IT solutions engineer Related or past experience: Worked as an IT professional for more than 20 years and experienced in technical automation. Currently … more

Q&A: Mike Kempe, District 1 IREA candidate

Residence: Unincorporated Jefferson County Profession: Scientist Related or past experience: Senior Scientist for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory located in Golden. Studies solar … more

Q&A: Steve Roescher, District 2 IREA candidate

Town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: Director of business development, Siemens Mobility Related or past experience: Served four years in the U.S. Air Force and 11 years for the San Antonio … more

Q&A: Peter Smith, District 2 IREA candidate

Town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: Business owner Related or past experience: Served four years in the U.S. Air Force. Communications industry consultant, started venture capital company, … more

Q&A: Timothy White, District 4 IREA candidate

Town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: Construction, real estate development Related or past experience: Founder, owner and chairman of White Construction Group, former mayor and councilmember … more

Weighing homeownership vs. renting, and the effect on kids

In the Denver metro area, homeownership is not attainable for many families. Market pressures have led to more rental housing development, and as a result, more families are turning to renting, says … more

Eight candidates vying for IREA board seats

Customers of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association will elect four board members, and they’ve got a pool of eight candidates to choose from. The Sedalia-based IREA serves 11 counties in or … more

Bill would address youth mental health needs

Kari Eckert lost her 15-year-old son, Robbie, to suicide five months ago. The Lakewood High School student was an athlete, a leader, everyone's friend, Eckert said. She saw no signs of struggle. … more

Call not to name mass killers gaining traction

A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face … more

The road to Mars includes a detour through Lakewood

In Robert Zubrin’s Lakewood office hangs a photo he took in 2009 of a space shuttle taking off to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, a mission he strongly advocated for, despite pushback from … more

Capitol Report: Bill aims to stop most scanner encryption

As more law enforcement and fire agencies across the state encrypt or consider encrypting their dispatch radio traffic, a bill was introduced March 12 that seeks to halt the trend. Blocking the … more

Q&A with state Rep. Patrick Neville

State Rep. Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, serves House District 45. The district includes Castle Rock, Castle Pines and portions of unincorporated Douglas County. Neville was first elected in 2014 … more

Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock gets new name, hefty donation

Arapahoe Community College's Collaboration Campus project has a new name, and one that came with a hefty and historical donation. ACC has received $10 million from the Sturm Family Foundation, which … more

Enjoying a snow day after the storm

A bomb cyclone ripped through the Denver metro area March 13, causing havoc on roadways and residential neighborhoods. The Douglas County School District announced closures for March 13 and 14, … more

Douglas County finds property tax error affecting thousands

Douglas County says an error made when calculating residential and commercial property taxes resulted in thousands of homes receiving incorrect tax statements in January. Approximately 7,600 property … more

Hundreds left stranded by bomb cyclone in Douglas County

Deputy Cocha Heyden worked from Douglas County's Emergency Operations Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as a blizzard — a bomb cyclone — raged in Douglas County and across the Front Range on March 13. … more
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