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Colorado's newest In-N-Out opens in Lone Tree

People lined up to eat “burgers for breakfast” as the famed fast food chain In-N-Out Burger opened its newest Colorado location in Lone Tree, near Park Meadows mall. The restaurant, located at … more

Black educators urge culture shift in Douglas County School District

Last year, in the span of three months, the Douglas County School District saw every person of color in its cabinet — the highest level of district administration beneath the board of education — … more

Douglas County School District faces 'arduous journey' toward racial equity

In the predominantly white Douglas County School District, some African-American students have reported racial slurs repeatedly scrawled in bathroom stalls, a cavalier use of the N-word by their … more

Parker mayor tries to put focus on future

Jeff Toborg has only been mayor of Parker for about two months, but already, his tenure has been marked by controversy. Toborg’s personal views came under scrutiny from some members of the … more

Custom home in Franktown puts focus on health

A custom home built in unincorporated Douglas County was featured in an interior design trade magazine and received a certification from an organization focused on healthy living spaces. The … more

Brauchler closes out tenure as DA

His time helming Colorado’s largest judicial district began and ended with shootings that horrified the nation. Cases like those — the 2012 Aurora theater shooting and the STEM School Highlands … more

Bennet gets up-close look at Sandstone Ranch in Douglas County

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet spent a recent morning visiting Sandstone Ranch in southwest Douglas County and learning about the 18-mile stretch of I-25 known as the Gap that is under construction. … more

‘Just a regular guy’: Mike Waid reflects on his tenure as mayor of Parker

Sitting at a picnic bench in O’Brien Park in downtown Parker, Mike Waid, then with less than one month remaining as mayor, recited his favorite line to the question of what he plans to do next. … more

Sky Ridge staff receive first COVID-19 vaccine shots

Dozens of frontline medical workers stood in line down a Sky Ridge Medical Center corridor Dec. 16, waiting to receive their first injections of the COVID-19 vaccine. Sky Ridge received 195 vials of … more

Outbreaks rock Douglas County assisted-living, nursing facilities

Douglas County Coroner Jill Romann sat in her office with Lauren Stockton, one of her certified death investigators, going down the list of recent pandemic victims who came through the office. … more

COVID-19 testing sites can be found throughout Douglas County

People wishing to get tested for COVID-19 visited facilities across Douglas County the day before Thanksgiving, with some locations having long, winding lines and others having no wait at all. The … more

In letter to Polis, Douglas County commissioners ask to reopen restaurants

In a letter to Gov. Jared Polis sent Nov. 25, Douglas County commissioners requested that the county be allowed to start a variance program that would keep qualifying restaurants open for indoor … more

As Douglas County restaurants cease indoor dining, some consider defying new COVID-19 orders

As the deadline to cease indoor dining loomed, several Douglas County restaurants were debating how — and if — to comply with the new public health orders while local leaders urged caution. Gov. … more

New COVID-19 restrictions will prohibit indoor dining, personal gatherings

As Denver metro counties continue to inch closer to local stay-at-home orders under Colorado's system of coronavirus-related restrictions, the state announced a new level of rules that prohibits … more

Park Meadows poised for a busy season

As the metro area deals with tighter restrictions on businesses, Park Meadows remains bustling with shoppers as the mall’s busiest season begins. Pam Kelly, senior general manager for Park Meadows … more

Denver metro-area counties likely headed for stay-at home orders, health chief says

With most of the Denver metro area operating one step short of a stay-at-home order in the system of Colorado's coronavirus-related restrictions, a local public health chief says it's likely only a … more

Douglas County remains red, but hints of blue emerge

Republicans from Douglas County again defeated their opponents in all races for the board of county commissioners and state Legislature this year, with most contests being decided by more than 10 … more

Castle Rock residents protest police brutality, racism

Protesters started in the Philip S. Miller Library parking lot before marching through the downtown and gathering in Festival Park. more

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 … more

Celebration of Kendrick Castillo's life: 'We need to be more like him'

Live like Kendrick Castillo. Be brave. Be industrious. Have integrity. Show love. That was the overarching message at a May 15 celebration of life service at Cherry Hills Community Church. More … more
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