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Police scanner access fading as agencies cite safety

Deputy Corie Chance sped in his vehicle to the scene of a shooting that would leave fellow Deputy Zackari Parrish dead and six other people injured. Chance's radio told him a gunman shot multiple …
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A total of seven dogs found forever homes through the March 16 adoption event at the Outlets at Castle Rock.

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 …
Altshuler

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 …
Dozier

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 …
Graf

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 …

Hays

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 …
Education

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 …
An artist's rendering of the Sturm Collaboration Campus, which is slated to begin classes this fall. It is located in The Meadows neighborhood of Castle Rock, bringing higher education to the growing town.

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 …

Douglas County School Board approves oversight committee

Douglas County School District's newest committee is a melting pot of backgrounds. One person comes from local government, another from the business community. Some are teachers. Others are parents. …
Students at Lakewood High School walk past vaping education posters in the hallway. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says Colorado is first in the nation for the number of teenagers who use vaporizers or e-cigarettes, calling the trend a public health crisis.

Vaping’s growing popularity spurs action

Depression, anxiety and wanting to fit in are what Olivia Ridl, 17, says drew her to begin vaping when she was a freshman at Chatfield High School. “I wasn’t a popular kid,” she said. “I was …

Help Douglas County School District plan for its future

Douglas County School District is asking community members for input on a roadmap for the district's future. The goal is to promote what board of education members and district leaders call a …
Business
Roescher

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 …
Smith

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, …
White

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 …

Town council approves 1,200-home development plan

A massive swath of land in Castle Rock is poised to become the town's newest neighborhood. The Lanterns, also called Montaine, is a housing development that's been years in the planning but is now …

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. …
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