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Governor candidates keep slugging as election nears

Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis clashed again over health care, guns and Colorado's energy future in the fifth one-on-one debate of their … more

Local business start-ups compete for winning prize money

Under the bright lights in the theater at the University of Colorado, South Denver campus in Lone Tree Oct. 14, three students from ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch stepped into the … more

A harvesting good time

Pumpkins, apples and fall fun abounded in the south metro area this month with nearby communities hosting festivals to celebrate the season. Ali Loomis, of Centennial, brought her two sons to pick … more

Denver man sentenced to 16 years for injuring Douglas County deputy

A Denver man who injured a Douglas County Sheriff deputy after ramming his car in an attempt to evade arrest was sentenced to 16 years in prison Oct. 12, according to a press release from the 18th Judicial District. more

In-person motor vehicle, driver license services close for Election Day

Douglas County motor vehicle and driver license services will not be available on Election Day, as these offices focus their support on general election operations. However, alternatives to in-person … more

ThunderRidge students want an ‘oasis’ for mental health

Last year, Mia Hayden lost a close friend to suicide. Melanie Zhou’s mother was battling cancer. Then her school principal died of cancer. These life-changing experiences led the two ThunderRidge … more

Douglas County looks to revise resolution on licensing pets

Douglas County is proposing revisions to the resolution for the control and licensing of dogs and household pets, and residents are invited to offer their input. The resolution originally passed in … more

Fashion show spotlights breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer “survivors, previvors and thrivers” turned out at the Outlets at Castle Rock on Oct. 13 for a fashion show walked by models impacted by the illness. The event is part of a … more

County board speaks on ballot issues

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has taken positions on five ballot issues up for election this November — opposing three issues and supporting two. The board supported the passage of … more

Nationally recognized Muslim, Christian leaders come to Castle Rock

At the back of a banquet hall in New Hope Presbyterian Church beneath an illuminated stained-glass window, Dr. Bashar A. Shala brought his hands together in prayer, looked to the ceiling, spoke … more

Officials with business edge vie for Colorado governor's seat

In the governor’s race, Coloradans have a choice between two candidates with business acumen who have each served in their current public offices for about a decade. Republican Walker Stapleton, … more

Colorado governor candidates juggle local issues

To hear the candidates, their campaigns and political ads tell it, voters might get the impression the race for Colorado’s governor seat is all about President Donald Trump. But up close, the … more

Teen video contest encourages value of saving money

Sunflower Bank is accepting submissions for its Lights, Camera, Save! video contest, which enourages teens to use video to communicate the value of saving money and inspire peers to become livelong … more

Slicing — not skating — on the ice in Texas Roadhouse competition

Usually, onlookers might see hockey players or leisurely ice skaters at South Suburban Ice Arena, but Oct. 8 was a day for chopping raw meat. Nearly 30 butchers from Texas Roadhouse restaurants in … more

Results of Link On Demand pilot reflect Lone Tree's future

Link On Demand, the city's pilot program with Uber providing shuttle service around Lone Tree, has provided more than 13,000 rides since August 2017, according … more

Ready to vote? Here's what you need to do in Douglas County

Ballots for the Nov. 6 election will soon be mailed out. Douglas County residents who plan to vote on Election Day need to make sure they're registered and ready. Ballots will be mailed to all … more

‘You want a building to be cared for’

When a prospective parent walks in the front door of Ranch View Middle School in Highlands Ranch, he or she may see the 22-year-old carpet, chipped tile and cracks in the wall. If that parent isn’t … more

Douglas County School District bond measure tackles ‘huge needs’

Inside a classroom at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, the threadbare carpet is 25 years old — stained, worn and uneven in places. The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or … more

Why teachers left Douglas County

Lyndsie Riggs Lyndsie Riggs, 34, taught English and advised the broadcast program at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. It was her first job teaching — she was there for four years. She left … more

Mill levy override puts focus on DCSD teachers

Tim Ottmann, principal of Ponderosa High School in Parker, recalls why a volleyball coach of 16 years who led the team to several state championships left the school three years ago for a position in … more
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