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Election Results 2021: Castle Rock rejects open-space tax; mixed results on other measures

Castle Rock voters -- presented with a quartet of ballot measures on money matters -- appeared to reject a sales tax hike to fund open space in partial election returns late Tuesday, while the vote was close on three other measures.
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Nominate a teenager for the 2022 Douglas County Youth Initiative Award

Do you know a Douglas County teenager, between the ages of 13 and 19, who has overcome adversity and created positive change in their lives, as well as the lives of others? Nominations for …

Fort Lupton leans toward drawing for marijuana businesses

Fort Lupton City Council may revise its imposed cap on the number of marijuana businesses it will allow in town. Five businesses applied for four available business permits. City Clerk Mari Pena …

All Adams 14 students return to in-person learning

With an eye on the omicron variant of COVID-19 and staffing issues within the district, all Adams 14 School District students and staff returned to in-person learning Jan,. 24. At various times …
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Mayor of Castle Rock casts deciding vote to tighten board rules

With Mayor Jason Gray casting the deciding vote, the Castle Rock Town Council voted to require town boards and commissions to be filled with residents. The 4-3 vote on Jan. 18 means boards such as …

Castle Rock council approves Community Protection Plan

Capping off three years of planning, and reflecting an increased priority after the Marshall Fire in Boulder County, the Castle Rock Town Council approved the Community Protection Plan, or CPP. With …
Education

COVID and Adams 14 schools .. some open, some remote

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Remote learning a possibility in Brighton schools

It's a case of same song, new verses, new year when it comes to the 27J schools system and COVID-19 concerns. Because of the rising number of COVID cases this winter -- largely because of the …

Adams 14 ends contract with management company

Adams 14 School District and Adams 14 School Succeed, also known as MGT America Consulting, are business partners no more. The district's board terminated the contract Jan. 11. The notice takes …

Adams 14 schools go remote

Students in the Adams 14 School District will be doing remote learning the week of Monday, Jan. 10. The reason is the spread of COVID cases. According to a statement from the district, Adams …

A boy listens to his headphones as Douglas County Board of Health members debate allowing students and teachers to opt out of masking mandates in schools at an Oct. 8, 2021, meeting.

Douglas County Schools takes step to bolster compensation

A long-awaited overhaul of Douglas County Schools’ compensation for teachers is on the way to becoming reality. District leaders still caution the plan is a starting point and more work remains to …
Business

United Power announces intent to leave Tri State

United Power Files Notice of Intent to Leave Tri-State Generation and Transmission   Brighton, Colo. – United Power, a rural electric cooperative based in Brighton, …
The fountain at The Streets at SouthGlenn outdoor mall at East Arapahoe Road and South University Boulevard in a 2019 file photo.

Centennial City Council signals it will OK SouthGlenn redevelopment

After nearly three years, one of the most prominent and contentious civic issues in Centennial appears set to come to a close next week.
Masks are now required at indoor businesses in Arapahoe County, such as Curate in Centennial. But some shoppers coming from nearby Douglas County, which has no mask mandate, may not even realize they’ve crossed county lines.

At border of Arapahoe and Douglas counties, mask rules are a game of inches

The one constant throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is that things are always changing. Few people know this better than Karli Millspaugh, owner of Curate: A Local Mercantile, at 8242 S. University …

Mask mandate for indoor spaces in Jeffco

The Jefferson County Public Health department's board voted 4-1 Monday to pass a new health ordinance to require people ages 3 and older to wear masks when within public indoor spaces as a COVID-19 safety measure. 

Encore, a seven-story, multi-use building, is completed in downtown Castle Rock.

Castle Rock construction projects advance

According to the most recent development updates for Castle Rock, the town continues to grow, with plenty of commercial and residential projects moving forward. In commercial development, the …
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