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Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a …
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Douglas County awards school district $6.8 million for security

More than $6.8 million is on its way to the Douglas County School District to bolster student safety, while STEM School Highlands Ranch — the site of a fatal shooting last year — is set to …

Bond set at $250,000 for woman charged with daughter's murder

A former Highlands Ranch resident who was charged with the murder of her daughter has been granted bond. A grand jury charged Kelly Turner, 41, with 13 counts, including murder, child abuse, theft …
Collin Rogers-Peckham and Hadley Pletscher, seniors at Eagle Academy, graduated on Jan. 17.

Students graduate from Eagle Academy with high hopes

As Collin Rogers-Peckham moved from one school to the next in the Douglas County School District, he continually fell behind in his education. Several bouts of strep throat, he thinks spurred on by …
A rider competes during a 2018 eventing competition at the Colorado Horse Park.

Colorado Horse Park says it plans to continue operations

The Colorado Horse Park recently issued a news release in an effort to dispel rumors that it is shutting down for the 2020 season, but the park has yet to find a replacement for its show director and …

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Crisis Center to run seminar for teens on healthy relationships

The Crisis Center in Douglas County will be running a five-week course for teens about building self-worth, establishing healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention. The Crisis Center's …
Education

Douglas County High School had brief lockout

Douglas County High School was placed on lockout as Castle Rock police searched a vehicle in the student parking lot on Jan. 14. The lockout lasted approximately 10 minutes, according to a letter to …
Audrey Ng, left, and Joanna Nicholson, right, talk about times they had to improvise while working on their mural. The elk in the mural was one of the more challenging elements, they said.

Pair of Highlands Ranch artists adorn school with giant mural

A massive, colorful collage of Red Rocks, the Rocky Mountains, Denver and a giant elk now adorn the stairwell of Highlands Ranch High School thanks to two seniors who completed the mural during their …

Charter school closer to leaving Douglas County School District

A charter school seeking to leave the Douglas County School District in part to implement an armed-staff program will soon be under the state's oversight if contract negotiations now underway go to …

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for …

Kindergarten registration now open for fall

Douglas County schools are now accepting registrations for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. Kindergarten is now full-day; parents interested in half-day programs should contact their child's …
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A minimum of three staff are in the room with the patient when they are monitored in the Cath Lab — a physician assisted by nurses and technicians.

Castle Rock hospital unveils remodeled lab

A roughly three-month remodeling project in the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital's “Cath Lab” wrapped up this month, boasting equipment upgrades that promise patients, like those at risk of heart …

New president named for Colorado Business Roundtable

Colorado Business Roundtable has appointed Debbie Brown as president. Brown will begin leading COBRT in January. “Throughout all my work in Colorado, a common thread is my passion for economic …
FirstBank Market President Ellen Moritz, center, visits Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood to pay vet bills for patients. The bank's Give it Forward program is intended to inspire people to participate in Colorado Gives Day, which was Dec. 10.

FirstBank covers vet bills to inspire giving

FirstBank employees went undercover as vet techs-in-training at seven animal clinics across the state Dec. 9 to surprise pet owners by covering their veterinary bills. The bank gave away more than …

In their Business

New 24 Hour Fitness Area residents can start the new year off on the right foot with a little help from the new 24 Hour Fitness South Parker club, opening this holiday season. The 24 Hour Fitness …

Planes on a runway at Centennial Airport just outside the City of Centennial.

Final Denver Metroplex flight-path study upholds planned changes

The federal government's final analysis of a plan to reroute airplane traffic in the Denver metro area didn't offer changes to proposed flight paths for Centennial Airport that have riled up local …
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