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Secretary Perry tours the innovative technology of NREL

Remarkable work on renewable energy and energy efficiency is being done at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). “The innovation that's within these walls is just stunning,” said U.S. … more

‘He inspires people to have commitment’

Thomas Tucker’s grandparents, both sharecroppers in rural Arkansas, taught themselves how to read. Then they taught their children to read the Bible. They learned math so they could negotiate the … more

Schwab employee promotes Alzheimer's awareness

Serena Ake Calhoun wants people to understand, more than anything, what Alzheimer's is, and she's made it her mission to educate as many people as possible. She started with her co-workers at Charles … more

In Their Business

GQue comes to Park Meadows The owner of GQue Championship BBQ will open The Ice Cream Farm in November in the Vistas at Park Meadows. “I'm so excited to feature the best ingredients Colorado has to … more

South Suburban budget hearing set for Aug. 22

South Suburban Parks and Recreation will have its first public hearing on the district's 2019 budget at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial. The second … more

Nevada inmate charged with 1984 Lakewood, Aurora slayings

Police in Lakewood and Aurora have identified a suspect they believe is responsible for multiple murders more than 34 years ago. In a joint news conference Aug. 10, Lakewood and Aurora police … more

E-470 board to eliminate vehicle registration fee

The final steps are wrapping up to eliminate the vehicle registration fee for Colorado motorists living in counties where the fees have been imposed. The E-470 Board of Directors unanimously voted … more

School is in session: 5 things to know

As quickly as it arrived, summer break has come to an end. The first day for many neighborhood schools in Douglas County was Aug. 9. The beginning of the school year represents a fresh start, a blank … more

Douglas County Libraries adds film-streaming service

An on-demand film-streaming service is now available to Douglas County Libraries cardholders. Kanopy offers more than 30,000 films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find … more

Douglas County superintendent backs school tax measures

New Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has formally announced his support for two tax measures to address funding needs. Later this month, the Douglas County Board of … more

High-profile initiatives could be on way to November ballot

Petitions for an anti-fracking measure and an energy industry-backed property rights initiative topped the list of proposed November ballot questions submitted to Colorado's secretary of state ahead … more

Two firefighters airlifted in Douglas County after roll-over accident

Two Franktown firefighters were airlifted after a water tanker, also called a tender, was involved in a roll-over accident while responding to a housefire in southwest Douglas County on Aug. 7. The … more

New farming community developing in Franktown

On the front porch of a farmhouse in Franktown, Paige McLaughlin paused to let the silence make her point for her. “It doesn’t get much better than this,” she said finally. The haze from nearby … more

In Their Business

Veterinary hospital to open Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies will officially open Aug. 13 to provide 24-hour emergency care in Castle Rock. Megan Rector, doctor of veterinary medicine and owner … more

Community leaders oppose Trump’s rollback of clean car standards

Several Colorado leaders are vocally defending the state’s ability to protect air quality through vehicle regulation. “We need to remember that policies made at the federal level impact … more

Survey gives insight into students' mental, physical health

Nine in 10 students enrolled in the Douglas County School District feel safe at school. More than three-fourths of DCSD students have an adult to go to for help with a serious problem. Four in 10 … more

Metro district board votes down proposal for ice rink

Highlands Ranch Metro District Board of Directors rejected a proposal to pay $10 million to South Suburban Parks and Recreation for an ice rink at its new facility. “The benefits to Highlands Ranch … more

County Line Road improvements open to public

The major improvements to County Line Road near the I-25 interchange are open for public use, allowing commuters and mall-goers easier access in and out of the Park Meadows mall area. Two of the … more

Trail safe despite attack, say police and park officials

Littleton's Mary Carter Greenway is a safe place to be despite a shocking daylight attack that led to the capture of a man suspected of several sexual assaults, Littleton police and South Suburban … more

Rec center improvements planned

South Suburban Parks and Recreation will temporarily close its recreation centers on a staggered schedule for improvements/upgrades, major cleaning and the installation of new equipment. While one … more
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