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In addition to the sheriff's race, there were three other contested races at this year's Douglas County Republican General Assembly. In all three races — to replace state Rep. Carole Murray in House District 45, Jack Hilbert as District 1 … more
The Democrat-majority state House passed a $23 billion budget on March 28 that will increase funding for education, aid flood and wildfire victims, and will bolster reserves by stashing away millions in “rainy day” dollars. But only one … more
Colorado's new gun laws are “burdensome” and “a symbolic gesture that does not improve public safety,” a lawyer said on the first day of testimony of a trial that takes on the legislation passed in 2013. But a state's attorney said that … more
A bill that would have allowed for Colorado's health insurance marketplace to face a state audit died on a party-line vote in a Democrat-controlled Senate committee on March 26. The bill had received overwhelming bipartisan support in the House, … more
As president of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce for 10 years, John Brackney wore many hats — literally and figuratively. During a farewell address of sorts, four days after announcing his resignation, Brackney used all manner of … more
Douglas County Undersheriff Tony Spurlock doubled the number of votes garnered by both of his opponents at the Republican General Assembly and will now run uncontested for the office of sheriff on the party's primary ballot come June. After that, … more
Former Douglas County School Board president John Carson is running for a spot on the University of Colorado-Boulder board of regents during the November 2014 election. Carson would essentially trade seats in 2015 with sitting District 6 … more
A small plane crashed in an open field behind businesses in Highlands Ranch with at least one confirmed dead, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. more
As wildfire season approaches, several Colorado state lawmakers are pushing the state to secure its own aerial firefighting fleet. Republican State Sen. Steve King, Senate President Morgan Carroll and Senate Minority leader Bill Cadman are behind … more
Concern about the process used to appoint the newest Douglas County School Board member has prompted board member Judi Reynolds to draft guidelines for future appointments. Reynolds was one of two board members who voted against Rich Robbins, who … more
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