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Castle Rock police charge bus driver involved in fatal crash

One week following a Castle Rock crash that left a woman dead, police have charged the second driver involved. Steven Blair, 70, is charged with careless driving causing death and failing to yield … more

Michelle Obama, Santa Claus share holiday cheer with kids

There was a buzz in the air at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora as children began to slowly make their way to the hospital's lobby. The children, ages 3 to 17, were patients of the Center … more

County planning commission has openings

Residents interested in helping to plan the future of Douglas County are invited to apply for open positions on the Douglas County Planning Commission. Each commissioner district has an opening, and … more

Meth playing bigger role in overdose crisis, officials say

A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and … more

Attempted bank robbery puts schools on brief lockout

Chaparral High School and the neighboring Arapahoe Community College campus in Parker were on a brief lockout after a reported attempted bank robbery occurred at the nearby Champion Bank, 16790 … more

DEA, state bust suspected pot-growing, luxury-car-stealing crime organization

A state investigation into a large auto-theft scheme ultimately led investigators to discover a criminal organization that not only stole and resold luxury vehicles but operated illegal marijuana … more

Family Coding Night highlights new tech in education

At first glance, it looked like a bunch of kids playing with toys. Elementary-aged students fiddled with yellow plastic bees, tapped on tablets that controlled robots and designed simple applications … more

Town approves residential parking restrictions

In response to concerns over parking congestion on residential streets, the Parker Town Council on Dec. 3 unanimously approved an ordinance that would set parking restrictions in certain … more

Event helps children with special needs

Mason Woodard hugged his father, Eric, on the porch of Santa's house in Castle Rock, nervously explaining he didn't want to go inside. The 4-year-old from Parker has autism, and the experience can be … more

Bullying seminar helps teens 'see the upside to the downside'

About 250 parents and students got an unconventional take on bullying as part of an ongoing Healthy Teens Series. Parker Area Counselors for Prevention, a team of counselors from Douglas County … more

Monkey Bizness to give away one year of free play

One family in need will get the gift of play this season. Monkey Bizness launched its community holiday drive A Wish for the Season, and one family will win a year of free play at both the Parker and … more

Awards honor outstanding Douglas County teens

Douglas County teens who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives are recognized each year by the Douglas County Youth Initiative through its outstanding youth … more

Crocs CEO shares advice, rebranding of Colorado company

Crocs CEO Andrew Rees, sporting the new Crocs sneakers in casual dress attire, reflected the company's push to expand beyond its traditional clog style as he shared business insights in a fireside … more

$421 million county budget gets commissioners' OK

Much of Douglas County's 2019 budget will help pay for transportation-related projects — including road widening and constructing new connections to U.S. Highway 85 between northern Douglas County … more

C-470 expansion project expected to wrap up by summer 2019

Motorists should be able to travel along C-470 from Wadsworth Boulevard to Interstate 25 without the disruption of construction by summer 2019. The Colorado Department of Transportation held its … more

Woman dies after Castle Rock crash

Hours after an early-morning crash involving a sports utility vehicle and a bus carrying teenagers occurred in downtown Castle Rock, a woman involved has died, according to an announcement from the … more

Murder charge dropped in Elbert County teacher death case

Nearly a year after he was booked into the Elbert County Jail, a judge on Dec. 3 dismissed the murder charge against the suspect in the death of Kiowa teacher Randy Wilson. The dismissal came at the … more

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many … more

Man gets three years, probation for sexually assaulting girls

A former Parker martial arts instructor was sentenced Nov. 26 to three years in prison for sexual assaulting two girls last year. Jose Hilario Soto, 21, will serve the three years in the Department … more

Chaparral campaign highlights safe driving

Three student leaders of Chaparral High School's DECA chapter hope to teach students how to rise above risks to drive safe. Brock Mullen, chapter president, Sami Kuhns, vice president, and Quinn … more
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