Firefigthing helicopter company under zoning violation

The future of Rampart Helicopter Services and its relationship with Douglas County remained uncertain as of June 12 when county commissioners could not reach a decision while debating how to resolve …
School board denies approval of STEM-based charter school
About a dozen parents and children in matching black shirts with “Alexandria” written in yellow left a recent Douglas County School Board meeting in frustration. The STEM-inspired school they …
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Primary 2018: Q&As with candidates for governor of Colorado

Colorado voters will choose would-be successors to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is limited after two terms, in the June 26 primary election. It's the first primary in which unaffiliated …

‘Apple Store for sleep’ comes to Park Meadows

A mattress store referred to as the “Apple Store for sleep” is coming to Park Meadows on June 23, and with it will come another example of the way retailers are changing the way they do business. …

Free yoga offered for teens, children

When Wendy Crichton's two sons were young, she used yoga poses and breathing techniques to help calm their never-ending energy and restlessness. But when she tried taking her sons to a yoga studio, …

Castle Rock man's curiosity leads far into English history

No one tells the story quite like he does. Greg Sherwood, when he talks about the tale of Sir Richard Lane, a man who died hundreds of years before Sherwood was born, speaks fast and with a twinkle …

Primaries 2018
City or town of residence and how long lived there: Parker, 15 years Profession: Current Douglas County commissioner Related elected-office or public-service experience: Douglas County commissioner, …
City or town of residence and how long lived there: Lone Tree, five years; Douglas County, 14 years Profession: A 15-year land-use and business attorney, he is a senior partner at Coan, Payton & …
City or town of residence and how long lived there: Castle Rock, almost nine years Profession: Talent acquisition consultant/recruiter Related elected-office or public-service experience: None Why …
City or town of residence and how long lived there: Castle Pines, three years Profession: Equine veterinarian Related elected-office or public-service experience: First-time candidate Why are you …
City or town of residence: The outskirts of Sedalia, 33 years. Profession: Commercial mortgage banker, residential mortgage lender, auditor, photographer. Related elected-office or public-service …
City or town of residence: Highlands Ranch, five years and nine months Profession: Senior Loan Officer, Mortgage Lender Related elected-office or public-service experience: Appointed by three …
City or town of residence: Longmont, for 23 years. Profession: Veterinarian and small-business owner. Related elected-office or public-service experience: I have not served in public office before, …
City or town of residence: Castle Rock, for almost six years. Profession: Veterinarian. Related elected-office or public-service experience: Have served in the Army for 10 years: two years active, …
City or town of residence: Parker, 24 years Profession: Learning and development Related elected-office or public-service experience: State chairman for a Republican presidential candidate in 2016. …
City or town of residence: Parker, since 2007 Profession: I passed the CPA exam in 1977 and spent my career in more than a dozen startup and rapid-growth situations ranging from construction to oil …
City or town of residence: I've lived in Stapleton (Denver neighborhood) since 2008 and in Aurora since 2017. Profession: I'm an attorney whose work focuses on legal compliance and regulatory issues …
City or town of residence: I live in Aurora and grew up in northwest Denver. Profession: Clean-energy entrepreneur. Related elected-office or public-service experience: I served as President Obama's …
News

Rocky Flats: The refuge with a radioactive past

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes that wildlife refuges ensure that future generations will always have an outdoor place to enjoy nature. But some people won’t set foot on Rocky Flats …

Life

Guessing games are great way to help young kids learn

Children love guessing games. A favorite activity to do with young children is called “What’s in the Box?” It’s something that parents and grandparents can do anytime, anywhere to get young …

Sports

Broncos haven't given up on Paxton Lynch

Denver Broncos fans have pretty much given up on Paxton Lynch. No longer do they fill the airwaves and social media posts with debates about how Denver's 2016 first-round draft pick should be …

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Editorial Cartoon for June 21, 2018

Letter to the editor: Vote Polis for governor

Vote Polis for governor In the 19 years since the shooting at Columbine High school, there have been no meaningful pieces of federal gun legislation. I should know, I am a Columbine survivor. When I …

Letter to the editor: What about First Amendment?

What about First Amendment? I am writing this letter in support of my Castle Pines neighbor, Shauna Johnson. I have never met and do not know Shauna, but am proud of her effort to express her First …
Quiet Desperation

If you try to be cool, you’re getting colder

Whenever I am facing something I am unable to resolve on my own, I ask, “What would Lincoln do?” Abraham Lincoln is my guidepost, my lighthouse, my lodestar. “The Springfield Redbird” is what …
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