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County plans largest-ever property tax break for next year
Douglas County residents will likely see a reduction in the mill levy rate used to calculate their property taxes next year — assuming that the county commissioners approves the planned cut in …

Unlike neighbors, Douglas County leaders are not considering a mask mandate

As Denver, Adams, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties implement new indoor mask mandates amid rising cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19, Douglas County’s Board of Health is not considering such a move.

Update on Parker economy at chamber breakfast

Several leaders and economic analysts from the Parker area gave updates on the state of the local economy during a breakfast event hosted by the Parker Chamber of Commerce Nov. 12. The event, held at …

Castle Rock construction projects advance

According to the most recent development updates for Castle Rock, the town continues to grow, with plenty of commercial and residential projects moving forward. In commercial development, the …

Douglas County School District to drop lawsuit over mask opt-out order

The Douglas County School District says it has accomplished what it set out to do when it filed a federal lawsuit against the Douglas County Health Department, and is now recommending the case be …

Highlands Ranch — 40 years in the making

Capping off a year of monthly presentations to celebrate 40 years of modern-day Highlands Ranch, the Highlands Ranch Historical Society provided residents with insight into how the community …

News

Omicron variant detected in Arapahoe County woman who recently traveled to Africa

The omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Thursday. “The case was identified in an adult female resident of Arapahoe County who had recently …

Life

Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing …

Sports

Girls basketball: Boulder gets past Brighton

Brighton High School girls basketball coach Jim French is making out a Bulldogs-centric season wish list just a few weeks before Christmas. His hopes came after Boulder turned back his Bulldogs …

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Gretchen Lopez

`Every Age Counts!' winners announced

Ageism — discrimination based solely on age — can be directed toward younger as well as older individuals. It devalues a person and negatively impacts each member of our community. It exists in …

In the spirit of the season of giving and receiving

Here we are in another season of giving and receiving. The truth is that we are always in a season of giving and receiving, this time of year just amplifies the spirit of both. And we have all heard …
Coming Attractions

Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t …
Winning Words

Opinion: It all starts with the attitude of gratitude

Each day brings us an opportunity to look upon the world in awe and wonder. Depending on where we live, travel to, or vacation, we have opportunities to see and experience some amazing sights. …
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