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Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a …
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Castle Rock OKs strategic plan for fire department

The Town of Castle Rock's fire department has a newly approved strategic plan for the next five years, outlining six major goals of the department. The department has been nationally accredited …
Cauley

Castle Rock police chief explains red flag policy

Colorado's hotly debated red flag law went into effect Jan. 1, meaning law enforcement agencies across the state implemented local policies for enforcing the gun legislation. The state law allows a …
Henry Sobanet, chief financial officer of the Colorado State University System, speaks during the annual South Metro Chamber Economic Forecast Breakfast Jan. 24 at CU South Denver in Lone Tree.

Economists discuss ways to 'keep Colorado competitive'

The economy of Denver's south metro area will look a lot like last year's, experts say, and the speed bumps to the region's growth remain present as ever. Colorado continues to be a national model of …

Property tax bills are out — questions, frustrations are in

After property tax bills were sent out the week of Jan. 20, questions, comments and concerns began pouring into the Douglas County assessor's office. “We have had about three times the normal …

Sundara

No charges for STEM security guard who injured students

The privately hired security guard on duty during the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting injured two students and was illegally carrying a weapon on school grounds, 4th Judicial District Attorney …
Education
Collin Rogers-Peckham and Hadley Pletscher, seniors at Eagle Academy, graduated on Jan. 17.

Students graduate from Eagle Academy with high hopes

As Collin Rogers-Peckham moved from one school to the next in the Douglas County School District, he continually fell behind in his education. Several bouts of strep throat, he thinks spurred on by …
Wilson

Crisis Center to run seminar for teens on healthy relationships

The Crisis Center in Douglas County will be running a five-week course for teens about building self-worth, establishing healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention. The Crisis Center's …
June Everett is the founder of a new nonprofit in Douglas County called the Backpack Society. The organization aims to provide weekend meals for students who are eligible for free or reduced lunches.

Nonprofit aims to feed hungry kids on weekends

While many may not think of Douglas County as a community where students struggle with hunger, a new nonprofit has been formed to address just that situation. Highlands Ranch resident June Everett …

Douglas County disputes claim in STEM shooting

Douglas County's attorney said the county is not liable for the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch after one of the victims filed a claim against the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in October. …

Douglas County High School had brief lockout

Douglas County High School was placed on lockout as Castle Rock police searched a vehicle in the student parking lot on Jan. 14. The lockout lasted approximately 10 minutes, according to a letter to …
Business
A rider competes during a 2018 eventing competition at the Colorado Horse Park.

Colorado Horse Park says it plans to continue operations

The Colorado Horse Park recently issued a news release in an effort to dispel rumors that it is shutting down for the 2020 season, but the park has yet to find a replacement for its show director and …
Core Progression founder Jon Cerf at the gym’s Olde Town Arvada location. Cerf opened his first location in 2010 and has since expanded to almost 20 locations across the country, with a goal of opening 500 one day. “I’ve always figured if you’re going to do something, go big,” he said.

Fitness company taking off for Arvada native

When Jon Cerf talks about his company Core Progression, he emphasizes one takeaway: his personal training business is more than a personal training business. The gym offers a wide variety of fitness …
A minimum of three staff are in the room with the patient when they are monitored in the Cath Lab — a physician assisted by nurses and technicians.

Castle Rock hospital unveils remodeled lab

A roughly three-month remodeling project in the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital's “Cath Lab” wrapped up this month, boasting equipment upgrades that promise patients, like those at risk of heart …

In their Business

New 24 Hour Fitness Area residents can start the new year off on the right foot with a little help from the new 24 Hour Fitness South Parker club, opening this holiday season. The 24 Hour Fitness …

Planes on a runway at Centennial Airport just outside the City of Centennial.

Final Denver Metroplex flight-path study upholds planned changes

The federal government's final analysis of a plan to reroute airplane traffic in the Denver metro area didn't offer changes to proposed flight paths for Centennial Airport that have riled up local …
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