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Douglas County adds new open space

A 1,500-acre ranch in Douglas County is now protected open space after the purchase of a conservation easement on the property was completed at a recent business meeting. The purchase of Ditmars … more

'This is the gem of the county'

A more than 2,000-acre property in southern Douglas County that was once destined for residential development is now open to the public with 12 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback … more

Castle Rock approves $229.8 million 2021 budget

Castle Rock has approved a $229.8 million 2021 budget, with plans to pick up projects that were deferred in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, while staff say they are taking a cautious approach … more

Police determine bomb threat at Castle View High School was not credible

Students at Castle View High School in Castle Rock were evacuated from the building this morning following a "possible bomb threat," according to school district and police officials. more

Tom Munds 'served our community and country'

Family, coworkers, and current and former Englewood city officials came together in memoriam of a well-known figure in the Englewood community who loved that city as much as it loved him back. … more

Douglas County school board's pick for interim superintendent withdraws from consideration

An Air Force officer with experience in IT, communications, human resources and education was selected to be the interim leader of the Douglas County School District. The Douglas County School … more

Douglas County School District plans to return elementary students to in-person learning

Amid pressure from district families but fearful pushback from some educators, the Douglas County School District has announced plans to get its youngest learners back to full in-person learning, … more

Letter to the editor: Choose Wilson and science

Choose Wilson and science I am writing as a resident of Castle Rock and a mom of three to support for Darien Wilson for Douglas County commissioner. Our commissioners play a critical role and are … more

Letter to the editor: Barrett would bring balance

Barrett would bring balance I’d like voters to know about Katie Barrett, candidate for HD45. Katie is a refreshing voice for balance and data driven solutions to issues of education, gun ownership, … more

Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief … more

Change is the only constant

Ancient Greek philosophers taught valuable lessons that are still relevant today. “Change is the only constant in life” from Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher from 500 BCE¹ is one of my … more

The path to success is open to everyone

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” - Zig Ziglar Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How … more

Mother Nature just decided to wing it

Mother Nature spent more time naming some of her children than she did others. Allegedly it took her three days to come up with “platypus.” It’s known she spent over an hour deciding on … more

For the second time this week, Legend High School asks dozens to quarantine

The Douglas County School District has asked 88 more people to quarantine at Legend High School after learning of another positive COVID-19 case at the school. A letter dated Sept. 14 said students … more

Annual art show runs through October

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild has opened its annual “This is Colorado” show of members’ works through Oct. 31 at Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery, located in downtown Littleton at 2450 … more

Preserving blind Coloradans’ history

More than a century’s worth of records now packed into boxes and storage containers in the basement of the Colorado Center for the Blind will soon be transformed into a comprehensive, digital … more

Artfest an annual showcase

Live music played as people meandered down one-way walking paths set up in downtown Castle Rock. Signs reminded people how traffic should flow, that they should keep at least 6 feet of distance from … more

Break Bread food program soldiers on amid pandemic

When Littleton United Methodist Church started its generous Break Bread program, it was aimed at young families with children, who lived in the surrounding neighborhood and needed a bit of food help, … more

Case against Palmer Lake detective moves forward

The charges against a Palmer Lake police officer will move forward after a Douglas County judge agreed there was enough evidence in the case in a Sept. 10 preliminary hearing. Brian Saltzman, 38, was … more

A day for those who 'answered the call'

Doug Robinson worked in the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s, as a young hotshot at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Before moving west to Denver, he got to know Rick Rescorla, the company's head … more
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