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Re-elected mayor, council members sworn in

The town council meeting on Jan. 3 featured a bit of pomp and ceremony at the outset as Judge Kevin Sidel swore in the mayor and three councilmembers who were re-elected in November. Each of the councilmembers, John Diak, Debbie Lewis and Joshua …
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New commissioner joins the board

Lora Thomas put her hand on her grandmother's Bible before a crowded room at the Philip S. Miller Building in Castle Rock. Thomas' granddaughter, 4-year-old Amidei Thomas, held the Bible. Thomas, the new county commissioner for Douglas County's …
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A growing taste for sushi

Diane Bukatman, who founded For the Love of Food cooking school in Golden, learned to make sushi in 2004 while working at a Washington, D.C., restaurant. One co-worker was a Japanese sushi chef for the restaurant, she said. Fascinated by the art, …
  • Local headlines

    • U.S. Supreme Court hears case involving autistic Douglas County student

      The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11 heard the case of an autistic Douglas County School District student whose parents say he wasn't provided the level of public education required by federal …

    • Higher-education campus finds home in Castle Rock

      A new collaborative education venture between Colorado State University, Arapahoe Community College and the Douglas County School District has found a home. Arapahoe Community College has accepted …

    • Q&A with state Sen. Chris Holbert

      This week, Chris Holbert begins the third year of his first term in the state Senate. The Republican from unincorporated Douglas County previously served four years in the state House. The Senate …

    • Breaking the ice in Parker

      Cold weather and ice skating go together like a hand and glove but, ironically, winter weather can make ice making difficult. Freezing temperatures prevented installing the ice surface's refrigeration system on schedule, but a slight delay only …

    • Doctor helps people find path to wellness

      The terms “holistic medicine” and “wellness” have been getting more use lately as health care providers and patients shift their focus from treating disease to preventing it altogether. Dr. Eric Shadle is one of those providers, and he …