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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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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. …
Education

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, …

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 …

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 …

Survey gives insight into students' mental, physical health

Nine in 10 students enrolled in the Douglas County School District feel safe at school. More than three-fourths of DCSD students have an adult to go to for help with a serious problem. Four in 10 …

Rocky Vista recognized for leadership in osteopathic education

The College of Osteopathic Medicine at Rocky Vista University was recognized for two awards by the American Osteopathic Association July 30 in Chicago. The AOA recognized Rocky Vista as being a …
Business

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 …

In Their Business

Veterinary hospital to open Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies will officially open Aug. 13 to provide 24-hour emergency care in Castle Rock. Megan Rector, doctor of veterinary medicine and owner …

Compark withdraws offer to bring Redbarre to Parker

In April, media and technology company Redbarre announced it was no longer committed to building a $1 billion digital media campus in the Compark industrial area of Parker, citing “an impasse with …

Compark withdraws offer to bring Redbarre to Parker

Landowners in Compark in negotiations to bring Redbarre, the large-scale national media company, to Parker officially withdrew Compark from consideration. “We respect Compark’s decision to …

Supermarkets could upend current liquor landscape

Linda Abreu, of Castle Rock, walked to the parking lot on a recent weekday with a full grocery cart — the typical milk, eggs, cereal boxes and frozen dinners — and a couple bottles of wine, …
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