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Local breweries participating in Aurora shooting Memorial festival

Unlimited beer tastings, food trucks, live music by The Dollhouse Thieves and sidewalk chalk art are some of the highlights of the third annual Reflection Garden on Tap beer festival. Visitors also … more

District attorney dismisses case against chalk protester from Castle Pines

The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has filed a motion to dismiss the case against a Castle Pines woman charged with drawing in chalk outside U.S. Rep. Ken Buck's Castle Rock office in … more

Former Littleton mayor appointed to Dominion Water board

John Ostermiller, former Littleton mayor, has been appointed to the Dominion Water & Sanitation District Board of Directors. He will fill the vacancy left by Jim Taylor’s retirement. “I will … more

Picture yourself in an oil painting

As someone who has visited countless art galleries over the years, a common question I have is what it takes to be a model for one of these artworks. Who has that special something that inspires an … more

Weiser wins close Colorado attorney general race

State Rep. Joe Salazar conceded the Democratic primary race for attorney general to lawyer Phil Weiser as of the afternoon of June 30, nearly four days after the polls closed. more

Amid hot, dry weather, Castle Rock cancels fireworks for Fourth of July

Castle Rock announced June 28 it has canceled the town's Fourth of July fireworks show as the area experiences dangerously dry weather conditions and record-high temperatures. A town news release … more

Primaries 2018: Updated election results for statewide and congressional races

The following are unofficial results, as of noon June 28, from the June 26 primaries in statewide and congressional races in the metro area. Data is from the Colorado Secretary of State's Office. … more

Douglas County School District pays $1.3M settlement to family of student with special needs

After a years-long legal battle, the court case involving the Douglas County School District and the family of a son with special needs has been resolved. On May 3, the school district paid $1.32 … more

ACLU to defend Castle Pines woman who wrote immigration message in chalk

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado announced June 25 it will represent a Castle Pines woman charged with second-degree criminal tampering for writing “Stop putting kids in cages” in … more

Douglas County commissioner says defeated colleague should step down

Abe Laydon landed a victory, but attention quickly shifted to the future of the opponent he defeated in the Republican primary for the District 1 Douglas County commissioner seat. Commissioner Lora … more

U.S. approves pot-based drug to treat rare seizures

U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing … more

Colorado primary results show signs of Democratic push

Is a 134,000-vote advantage enough for a “blue wave”? That's how much the Democratic votes outpaced the Republicans in the race for governor in the June 26 primary election, according to … more

Laydon wins Republican primary for Douglas County commissioner

Abe Laydon has won the Republican primary election for District 1 Douglas County Commissioner over Diane Holbert — who's currently serving in an interim position on the board. Holbert conceded to Laydon … more

Stapleton, Polis win in governor primary, plus more statewide and congressional results

The general election for governor of Colorado was shaping up to be a contest between Republican Walker Stapleton and Democrat Jared Polis — as months of polling predicted — as both held large … more

Letter to the editor: Kudos for the Q&As

Kudos for Q&As Thanks very much for publishing the candidate statements to all the contested primary races in your June 14 issue. I appreciate having that information consolidated in a single … more

Communication, productivity — are we choosing the right battles?

The scene is a local coffee shop. It’s mid-afternoon and there are no customers in the shop. The three baristas are standing behind the counter looking at their telephone, texting or checking out … more

Expect annual boom in lowbrow behavior

It doesn’t hurt to ask, but I know what you’re going to say. Wouldn’t it be nice if the Fourth of July came and went without any residential explosions? They’re illegal. They’re annoying. … more

Vista’s Flanigan named AD after years in tennis

Jim Flanigan has a new job at Mountain Vista. He is now a maintenance man. No, not that kind of maintenance man. Flanigan, the tennis coach for the past 13 years at Vista, is the school’s new … more

‘Brooklyn Bridge’ gets tune-up at its location along light rail

Conservation is an ongoing concern when an extensive art collection is involved. Light-rail passengers see the Museum Outdoor Arts piece “Brooklyn Bridge” by Red Grooms when they arrive at the … more
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