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South metro area law enforcement agencies blocking radio traffic

As of the early morning hours on Dec. 2, Douglas County law enforcement radios faded from public access. Channels once available for anyone to hear now broadcast a stream of garbled talk and … more

STEM shooting victims' families take the stand, recounting day of panic, fear

Yuritzia Ojeda-Ayala casually opened a text as she walked with a student in the elementary school where she served as an assistant principal, not knowing her life was about to change. In the message, … more

Douglas County awards millions for school safety

Roughly six months after a school shooting rocked the Douglas County community, county officials and educators gathered to announce new safety measures they plan to fund in local schools. County … more

STEM shooting suspect grew up amid abuse, his mother says

As a Nov. 20 hearing for the younger STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect came to a close, individuals from all sides of the tragedy tried to stifle their tears. Parents of students present … more

STEM suspect had troubled upbringing, mental illness, attorneys say

Evidence made public for the first time Nov. 18 in court during hearings for the younger suspect in the fatal shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch offered a glimpse into the world of the teen … more

CDOT lays out vision for I-25 through Douglas County

A whopping study from the Colorado Department of Transportation that began more than two years ago is expected to wrap up this month, and it's got big proposals for Castle Rock and surrounding areas. … more

So far, more than $70,000 donated to campaigns for Douglas County School Board

Although candidates are distancing themselves from the term “slate" — which has been a popular approach to running for school board in recent elections — three candidates for the Douglas County … more

Judge rules there is enough evidence to move STEM shooting suspect's case forward

Go now. Those are the words the older suspect in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting sent via Snapchat to his co-defendant shortly before the first shots were fired. A Douglas County judge said … more

Prosecutors attempt to poke holes in STEM suspect's story

So far in the investigation into the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, the older of the two suspects has described himself as an unwilling participant. But in a Sept. 24 preliminary hearing, … more

Don't be a trail troll: Open space officials, volunteers discuss outdoor etiquette amid increasing use

When a bicyclist encounters a horseback rider on the trail, do they know what to do? When hikers walk their dogs through local open spaces, do they know the dos and don’ts of taking pets along for … more

Commissioners OK new ballot for tax reallocation

Douglas County could have an additional $12.5 million per year for road improvements after commissioners voted to revise a November ballot item during a Sept. 3 meeting. If approved by voters, the … more

Castle Rock Police, Douglas County Sheriff's Office to fully encrypt radio channels

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will fully encrypt its radio channels before the year's end, Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth has confirmed to Colorado Community Media, citing safety concerns … more

Douglas County commissioners: Schools can apply for portion of $10 million to enhance safety

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has confirmed it will allow local schools to suggest how to spend funds the board pledged for school safety through an application process, but the … more

Renaissance Festival offers an escape

When Christopher Baker wanted to propose to his wife, Rosie, he knew exactly where to buy the ring. Both he and Rosie attended the Colorado Renaissance Festival in their childhood and teenage years. … more

Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although … more

Decoding Douglas County's Parks and Open Space

Douglas County's population may be aging, but it's not slowing down. That's according to Randy Burkhardt, Douglas County's assistant director of parks, trails and building grounds. The county has … more

A debate over public funds for private schools

Greg Vigil, chairman of the board at Arma Dei Academy in Highlands Ranch, is brimming with excitement about the Douglas County commissioners’ plans to spend millions of dollars on security measures … more

Affidavit: STEM security guard wounded student; suspects used cocaine before attack

Court documents in the case against one STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect released June 20 show a private security guard at the school fired gunshots at other responding officers and … more

My Name Is…Paul Epstein

About me My wife Peg (my high school sweetheart) and I recently bought VistaVino Modern Grill in Castle Rock. We have five kids between us, two still in college. Of the other three, one is a teacher, … more

Restaurant provided a safe haven for fleeing school kids

Lucas DeLeon works as a manager for Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, which sits at Lucent Boulevard and Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch. As he drove to work May 7, he turned off Broadway and … more
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