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Littleton officer wounded by gunfire remains hospitalized; police name suspect

Littleton police Wednesday named a suspect in the shooting of an officer late Monday, and said the officer is in intensive care.
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There are roughly 400 birds within the grounds of the Gabriel Foundation. When walking through the halls and throughout the enclosures, they can be found everywhere, including above your head!

A parrot paradise in the country

Near the corner of County Roads 13 and 158 in exurban Elbert County, about 12 miles southeast of downtown Parker, you'll see large, vibrantly colored parrots, living joyful lives within the grounds …

Littleton police arrest 2nd suspect in connection with officer shooting

Littleton police have arrested the second person they believe to have been involved with the man who shot and injured Littleton officer David Snook according to a City of Littleton press release Wednesday. 

Fall Festival set for Castle Rock's Festival Park

From changing leaves to cooler temperatures, there’s something special about this season in Castle Rock. Join the town on Oct. 16 at Festival Park to celebrate all things pumpkin, spooky and fall …
Castle Rock Officer Kerry Lewis is honored by MADD on Sept. 29.

Castle Rock Police Officer Kerry Lewis honored by MADD

In a recent ceremony, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) organization recognized Castle Rock Police Officer Kerry Lewis for Outstanding Individual Dedication to Occupant Protection. Lewis was …

Community feedback sought for Castle Rock water planning

Identifying how much water the town needs for the future is part of every Castle Rock Water plan. Forecasting growth, changing weather conditions, and fluctuating conservation efforts are also …
Education
A boy listens to his headphones as Douglas County Health Board members debate allowing students and teachers to opt out of masking mandates in schools at an Oct. 8 special meeting.

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools.

Election 2021 Q&As: Douglas County school board

In the election that ends Nov. 2, Douglas County voters will elect four members of the county school district’s Board of Education, a majority of the seven-member panel. Ballots go into the mail …
Students listen in during an English class at Arapahoe Community College Monday, Sept. 27.

Free community college proposal excites Colorado students, educators

After graduating from high school, Jake Smith didn't think he'd make it in college. He struggled academically and he didn't have the money to afford more education until he joined the Army.  For …
The newly-formed Douglas County Board of Health met for the first time in the county's building in Castle Rock Sept. 30.

Douglas County schools stay with COVID mask rule, even with a health-agency order no longer in effect

The Douglas County School District is still requiring masks, a spokeswoman confirmed, after a public health order mandating them inside schools and child-care centers dissolved in Douglas County. 

27J district in need of staff

The nationwide hiring shortage hit 27J Schools. "We are in a terrible staff shortage situation all over the district," said district spokewoman Janelle Asmius. "Our regular operations have already …
Business
A view of Castle Rock over its namesake town.

Castle Rock looks to have say on nearby development

To protect the town against the negative impacts of continued development in the neighboring unincorporated areas of Douglas County, the Castle Rock Town Council approved the first steps in …

StretchLab moves into Lone Tree

Dave Watson was walking with a friend who works as a personal trainer when they stopped him and asked if he'd ever been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. “They knew just by watching me walk,” …
Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …
At far left, Jeff Keener, president of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce; next to Keener, Matt Hogue of Ting; in the blue jacket and collared shirt, Centennial city Councilmember Richard Holt; in the middle in the black T-shirt, Mark Gotto of Ting; right of Gotto, Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko; right of her, Councilmember Mike Sutherland; right of him, Councilmember Don Sheehan; farther right, Greg Theuret of Ting; and at front right in white, Councilmember Marlo Alston at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 19 for the Ting Data Center. The data center sits along Broncos Parkway near Potomac Street in central Centennial.

Ting opens data center in Centennial: 5 things to know

Internet-service company Ting continues to expand its presence in Centennial, recently celebrating the opening of a “data center” that will help spread its super-fast internet into new cities, …

Blair Hamill reaches for a coaster in the Travel Posters warehouse in Englewood Sept. 8.

Love for public lands is at heart of Englewood business

Blair Hamill was looking for a way to make a living as an artist — for something that would unite his love of this country’s public lands with his talent as a landscape painter and his experience …
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