Snow pauses wildfire growth, officials cautious

Parts of northern Colorado around the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires received up to a foot of snow between Oct. 25 and 26, pausing the growth of the two largest wildfires in state history. …
Jessica Moore of Castle Rock drops off her ballot at a walk-up location on the Douglas County Fairgrounds in town.

Voter turnout rises in Douglas County

Douglas County is seeing a higher volume of ballots cast compared to the same period in 2016, according to county officials. As of Oct. 23, about 58,500 more ballots had been returned in Douglas …
The first-place winner in the division four competition was “Boosted to the Ballot Box” by Erika Olson, a senior at Douglas County High School.

Future voters participate in art contest focused on democracy

More than 100 students from across Douglas County participated in a local art contest this year focused on depicting democracy. The participants, from kindergarten through high school students, used …

Douglas County School District changes quarantine protocols

The Douglas County School District is changing its approach to COVID-19 quarantines — under the blessing of new state guidelines — in hopes the new protocols will lessen the scope of quarantines …
Emergency COVID-19 relief funds available in Douglas County
Douglas County is offering temporary, additional funding through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for residents in need of financial assistance. Residents have …

A little litter goes a long way

Three members of the Lone Tree Sustainability Team — Carol and Steven Sorensen, and Kathy Reiner — paused on a corner at Heritage Hills Circle and Yosemite Street to compare their hauls of trash …

Special election needed to fill Parker council vacancy

The Town of Parker will hold a special election in early 2021 to fill the vacancy left on town council. Parker Town Council met Oct. 21 to entertain a motion to appoint an interim councilmember. None …

Snow pauses wildfire growth, officials cautious

Parts of northern Colorado around the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires received up to a foot of snow between Oct. 25 and 26, pausing the growth of the two largest wildfires in state history. …

Douglas County asked to submit another mitigation plan

As the state continues to be concerned about surging cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County, officials have asked the county for the second time this month to provide an update to the plan on decreasing …

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Fast-casual chicken spot Slim Chickens to open on Smoky Hill Road

Byron and Kristen Wheeler have been in the restaurant business for years, amassing a large number of fast-food locations they run in the Denver metro area. “It’s been part of our lives as long as …

Life

Thornton celebrates cultural art of Dia De Los Muertos

No matter what the holiday is, a common way for cultures and families to mark the occasion is through the arts — music, film and interactive options like pumpkin carving, tree decorating and even …

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Sports

Balanced approach leads Castle View past Rock Canyon

Castle View scored early and often as the Sabercats rolled to a 48-14 Douglas County League football victory over the Rock Canyon Jaguars on Oct. 23 at Douglas County Stadium. The Sabercats, 2-0, …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Safeguarding others is the leashed you can do

Large dark dog, running unleashed through front yards, zoomed to the greenbelt trail and out of sight. Way behind, dog’s owner lopes along. Small child on her first bicycle encounters the dog, is …
Norton
Winning Words

Oriented toward action and focused on results

Proactive or reactive. I did or did not. I can or cannot. I will or will not. When we look at those statements quickly, which words resonate with us personally? What I typically see is that people …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Why these times are the times to remember

There are certainly plenty of reasons for us to want 2020 to be a distant memory. The pandemic, the heartache of lives lost, the impact it had on our family and friends who suffered and recovered, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

For curly bulbs, there’s no light at the end of the tunnel

One of our curly light bulbs burned out. Realizing I didn’t have a replacement, I went to a hardware store. They were out of curly light bulbs too. “Yes, we’re out.” “For how long?” …
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