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Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

Following Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking a bill to join other states in casting … more

Poll finds support for public lands protections in the west

Colorado residents continue to support efforts to keep public lands protected and accessible, according to the ninth annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West … more

Stereotypes bad predictors of school violence, experts say

When it comes to preventing the next Columbine High School shooting, two school security experts urged educators to look at what their students say and where they say it. “A lot of these kids are … more

Castle Rock set to review emergency policies

It's a plan rarely put into use, but it's one of Castle Rock's most important tools for responding to large-scale or serious events. The Incident Management Guidelines and Standards plan, sometimes … more

Castle Rock offering dog sledding, snowshoeing and ice-fishing excursions

At 69-years-old, Chuck McCallon loves spending his retirement in the great outdoors, including exploring the many hiking trails near his hometown of Castle Rock. So, when he saw information for group … more

Legislature advances bill to import cheaper drugs in Colorado

Colorado has joined a growing number of states that want to cut certain prescription drug prices by importing licensed drugs from Canada. The idea is central to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis' campaign … more

Corn syrup in beer: It's for fermenting, not as a sweetener

Bud Light is touting that it doesn't use corn syrup, but that doesn't make it nutritionally much different from its competitors. The best-selling beer in the U.S. ran a medieval-themed Super Bowl ad … more

Production company receives deal to relocate to Castle Rock

Castle Rock has reached a deal with an Emmy-award winning production company to relocate its headquarters to town. The town council on Feb. 5 approved an economic assistance agreement with Dorsey … more

DCSD sells bonds; funds to go toward capital needs

The Douglas County School District has announced the sale of $249.975 million in general-obligation bonds, approved by voters in last November's election. The Jan. 29 sale provides one-time funds for … more

Man who had been accused of killing teacher sentenced to probation

Dan Pesch — who in 2017 confessed to killing Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson in 2010, only to later say he didn't do it and have murder charges dropped — was sentenced to three years' … more

Mandatory expulsions for drug sales at school end

Douglas County School District principals and school leaders are no longer automatically required to expel a student who is caught selling or distributing illegal drugs or alcohol in a school … more

Suspect in custody identified after chase, crash that left two dead in Littleton

Two people were killed after a woman driving a stolen car crashed into their vehicle at the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and Mineral Avenue in Littleton in the early hours of Feb. 6, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. more

Douglas County superintendent recommends board fire teacher at center of controversy

Following weeks of skepticism from many parents and taxpayers, Douglas County Superintendent Thomas Tucker recommended the school board fire a middle school teacher whose controversial Twitter … more

Authorities conduct 'high-risk' traffic stop near Castle Rock

Law enforcement officers from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the Castle Rock Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol conducted what the sheriff's office called “a high-risk stop” on … more

Douglas County business organizations celebrate merger at luncheon

The theme of the Feb. 1 luncheon was “Better Together.” Hundreds of small and large business owners, young professionals and elected officials from northwest Douglas County, seated around tables … more

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As … more

RTD partners with Uber for trip planning

A partnership announced Jan. 31 between the Regional Transportation District and the mobility platform Uber allows Denver riders to see and consider transit routes presented in the Uber app. … more

Wild Blue Yonder bursting at the seams

Castle Rock's downtown restaurant and brewpub Wild Blue Yonder Brewing Co. is nearly three months old, and bursting at the seams. Lines formed out the door on opening day. Patrons stayed from open to … more

Life skills workshops, business expo coming to Castle View

Joe Weber, as the owner of Castle Rock's Chick-fil-A franchise location, hires dozens of high school and college-age kids to work in his restaurant. For many, it's their first job. He watches as they … more

Castle Rock prepares to survey community

Castle Rock is preparing to send out its next community survey — the town's broadest effort to gauge how residents and businesses view their community. The town has solicited feedback through the … more
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