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Hawk nest forces churchgoers to keep heads up

Churches usually welcome new families into their congregations with open arms and a seat in the pew, but the Parker Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is using black-and-yellow crime scene tape. A family of hawks recently built a nest in …
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Forward momentum

Parents of budding gymnasts can tell you the biggest investment they and their children make is time: Children in gymnastics programs can spend anywhere from an hour per week for children in recreational programs to 18 hours for those on the Junior …
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Castle Rock starts 2017 budget discussion

Among its many priorities for 2017, the Town of Castle Rock wants to focus on improving roads, balancing growth with community character, encouraging more business and job development, maintaining quality parks and recreation, providing good public …
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    • Website lays out government data

      “Transparency” has become a popular buzzword in political discussions, and while the term may be newer than the idea, advancing technology is making it a reality. Douglas County hopes to pioneer the trend with new open data products and …

    • Castle Rock will ask voters to keep excess revenue

      Castle Rock Town Council will ask voters if the town can keep excess tax revenue collected during 2015 to pay for future police, fire, and emergency medical and transportation expenses. The ballot question will be part of the Nov. 8 general …

    • ‘Play for a Heart’ on Sept. 17

      Libby Schott is a 13-year-old girl who likes shopping, playing volleyball and fostering pets — cats in particular. The Ranch View Middle School student also likes studying Greek mythology and baking cupcakes. On her chest is a vertical scar …

    • Brew Tour returns to Douglas County

      Douglas County Libraries' Brew Tour is back, with events starting Aug. 31 and continuing each Wednesday in September, in a partnership between Douglas County Libraries and 10 local craft breweries. The breweries are: 105 West Brewing Co., 1043 …

    • Douglas County officials address state panel on marijuana

      Douglas County officials were among those who testified at the Aug. 17 meeting of the 2016 Interim Study Committee on Cost-benefit Analysis of Legalized Marijuana in Colorado. Committee members are state Reps. Dan Pabon, Jonathan Singer and …

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