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A suspect was fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire with police officers the night of Nov. 4, the Parker Police Department reported. more
Need help paying your energy bills? A seasonal program can help. The Colorado Low-Income Energy Assistance Program can help Douglas County residents pay for winter heating costs. Help is available through April 30, and residents who qualify will … more
The migration of animals to their winter habitats can lead to a rise in animal-vehicle collisions in fall and winter. That is one reason the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado State Patrol are … more
Quinn Hunchar doesn’t like being confined to a classroom. She prefers reading books and watching documentaries. “School is not my thing,” the 18-year-old said. “I felt like I was being shoved in a box.” When she told her parents she … more
Kingsway Academy was granted occupancy of a former gym in Castle Rock just three weeks before the private school was scheduled to open. “People say it takes a village to raise a kid,” said Torrence Jackson, the school's director. “For us, … more
A watchdog organization is calling for transparency in a complaint filed against Douglas Schools for Douglas Kids, an independent expenditure committee that is backing anti-reform candidates who are collectively known as “commUNITY” in the … more
Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground, similar to human-caused quakes in … more
Eight Douglas county nonprofit organizations were awarded grant checks, totaling nearly $318,000, by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The SCFD was created in 1989, and money from the fund is distributed to nonprofit … more
Starting this month, local churches will once again act as host to women and children in need of a place to stay. Run by 1,200 volunteers, the Winter Shelter Network, in its second year, rotates through 12 churches in Douglas County, providing … more
Theresa Carrol stood over a prosthetic wound as it spouted fake blood and quickly stuffed it with gauze. She was one of 60 community members learning how to pack wounds and apply pressure in emergency situations. “I don’t want to feel … more
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