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A law that temporarily prohibits lottery tickets from being sold online took effect earlier this month. The law was a response to a 2011 decision by the U.S. Department of Justice that opened the door for states to allow lottery ticket sales over … more
A little larvae is causing some major damage to trees in Elbert County and southern Douglas County. Epidemic levels of the Pine sawfly, a native insect that defoliates ponderosa pines, have reached areas south of Denver, according to the Colorado … more
An effort to require school boards to open up collective bargaining negotiations to the public has earned a place on the November ballot. The Secretary of State's Office confirmed Aug. 13 that Initiative 124 earned enough valid petition … more
Twin sisters brought the Three Stooges to the Douglas County Fair this year. Sydney and Taylor Buckley, 18, of Franktown, showed three steers, which they named Larry, Moe and Curly, at the Douglas County Jr. Livestock Sale on Aug. 8. Curly, … more
U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner — who is amid a campaign to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall — stopped by Parker to talk about small businesses and possible solutions to the tax difficulties they face. Gardner, R-Yuma, spoke during a … more
An Interstate 25 frontage road and part of an existing on-ramp will be demolished as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation's lane-balancing project that begins this month. A portion of San Luis Street running north from Lincoln Avenue … more
South Metro Fire Rescue didn't hesitate when it was offered the opportunity to use the vacant King Soopers building in Parker's Cottonwood subdivision for training. The abandoned space — scheduled for demolition this fall — is the perfect … more
USA Cycling team member Cari Higgins knows how to lean into curves on a bicycle; perfecting her form in a wind tunnel didn't come quite as naturally. “Coordinating your body was hard,” said Higgins, who flew with her teammates at Lone Tree's … more
Lovers of the horse, as well as horsepower, gathered the evening of Aug. 8 at Centennial Airport to rein in hope — and funds — for the SaddleUp! Foundation, an Elizabeth-based organization that provides equine-assisted therapy to special needs … more
Matt Nichol and the rest of Castle Rock Boy Scout Troop 261 spent their time at the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo selling popcorn and soda to raise money for their troop. Pulling wagons full of drinks in the hot sun can be tiring work, but a free … more
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