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Golden’s Hazel Senz will be recognized as the Giver Award recipient for her volunteer efforts with Epic Experience.

Gala sends adults with cancer to camp

Hazel Senz will be fighting lung cancer the rest of her life. But she said the bond she has made with other cancer patients gives her hope. Senz, 58, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in March …

How the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership battles opioid misuse

When the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership formed in 2016, the group aimed to battle the opioid epidemic from every angle. Members drafted a plan in which workgroups would focus on six key …
A woman stands in front of the Prescribed to Death memorial exhibited through the Stop Everyday Killers campaign run by the National Safety Council. The exhibit features 22,000 opioid pills engraved with the faces of people who died from opioids. The campaign also promotes a map, the Celebrating Lost Loved Ones map, first created by Thornton man Jeremiah Lindemann to document the local impact of the opioid crisis.

Battle against opioid crisis: Map is sorrowful guide to lost loved ones

The online map is a living, breathing eulogy of people who have died from opioid use. Matt Lazarus, of Castle Rock, “was known for having a ‘heart of gold’” and “will be missed by many,” …

No RV dump site planned in Castle Rock's near future

Castle Rock residents hauling an RV back from their mountain trip or family vacation today have the closest access to an RV dump site in Chatfield State Park, and it appears that won't be changing in …

Awards honor outstanding Douglas County teens

Teens in Douglas County who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives are recognized each year by the Douglas County Youth Initiative through its outstanding youth …
Education

School board set to revise district's 2018-19 budget

Following years of budget shortages and contention, the Douglas County School District is striving for transparency and financial efficiency, cabinet members say. Erin Kane, who took over as interim …

District formalizes plans for committee to oversee additional funds

The Douglas County School District Board of Education is finalizing plans for a committee that will oversee the use of funds from two tax measures approved in the November election. A $250 million …

Bullying seminar helps teens 'see the upside to the downside'

About 250 parents and students got an unconventional take on bullying as part of an ongoing Healthy Teens Series. Parker Area Counselors for Prevention, a team of counselors from Douglas County …

Awards honor outstanding Douglas County teens

Douglas County teens who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives are recognized each year by the Douglas County Youth Initiative through its outstanding youth …
Byrd

Mountain Vista hires independent contractor for diversity training

Mountain Vista High School has hired an independent contractor to host awareness and diversity training for administrators and counselors from the high school and the feeder’s middle school, …
Business

Merger announced between business organizations in northwest Douglas County

The Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Corporation and the Chamber of Northwest Douglas County — previously the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce — have joined forces. The business …
Lakewood’s White Fence Farm has been a landmark in the city for the past 40 years. The lights are out now. December 30, 2018 was the restaurant’s final day.

White Fence Farm says goodbye one last time

Penelope Winston and her family have gone to dinner at White Fence Farm since she was born 24 years ago. And there is one memory in particular that Winston will hold close for the rest of her life: …

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. …

Castle Rock to consider local regulations for kratom

Castle Rock has temporarily suspended the approval of any new businesses dealing in kratom — an herb made from a tree native to southeast Asia — as research into the substance continues at the …

Lockheed Martin move to generate jobs

Portions of production for the Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile program will be relocated to Lockheed Martin Space headquarters in unincorporated Jefferson County, at the Wateron Canyon site southwest …
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