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County commissioner honored with Code of the West award

For his longtime commitment to the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo and to the business community at large, Douglas County Commissioner Roger Partridge was honored with the Northwest Douglas County … more

Helicopter that battles wildfires must find new home

Jeff Armstrong knows he has less than 90 days to pick up his firefighting-helicopter business, Rampart Helicopter Services, and move it from its location near Castle Rock. Armstrong's dilemma, he … more

More and larger homes present 'bigger target for hailstorms to hit'

Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts … more

Owner of Lakewood bakery sues state

Jack Phillips, the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because of his religious beliefs, is back in the news again.  Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in … more

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

Carriage rides axed from Parker budget

Parker Town Council announced during a recent meeting it would make a second wave of budget cuts totaling $2 million to the 2018 budget. Among several department cutbacks, the town decided to … more

New Douglas County superintendent '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

Residents, police have a night out

The Parker Police Department had a chance to meet and talk with residents as part of National Night Out Aug. 7. All across Parker, residents welcomed police with food and games, while officers let … more

Legend students get back to school

Legend High School opened its doors for the 2018-19 school year Aug. 9. Freshmen first milled around their new school before congregating in the common area to begin freshman orientation. Meanwhile, … 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

Castlewood Canyon marks flood’s 85th anniversary

Tom Johnston, a resident of Bonaventure Senior Living in Castle Rock, shuffled along trails in Castlewood Canyon State Park, roughly 15 miles away from home, when he ran into Chris Glaeser, a … 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

Hotel breaks ground on west end of Mainstreet

The Laszlo hotel broke ground July 30, marking the beginning stages of a much larger development plan for the west side of Mainstreet. The development, dubbed the West End on Mainstreet, is planned … 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
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