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Just three months into the year and it’s already a busy one for Douglas County and Colorado. Between the legislative session, increasing costs of living, continuing conversations on growth and … more

Parking woes in Castle Rock drive council to examine requirements

Castle Rock town council members are considering increasing parking requirements for multifamily developments due to concerns about a lack of spaces in the Meadows Town Center area, but the town is … more

Mexican restaurants a cornerstone of Denver metro area’s late-night food scene

Type in “restaurant” on Google Maps and set the filter to “open 24 hours.” You’ll be hard pressed to find any local restaurants serving up food to the night owls, late workers and early risers. more

Xcel Energy will cut Colorado bills again in April

Xcel Energy is again cutting natural gas costs passed through to consumers starting with April bills, the third price decrease announced in two months, even as a special legislative committee pursues … more

Hopes for designation for colleges serving first-gen students ends

On the surface, the bill had a simple premise — to recognize Colorado universities and colleges that enroll a high number of students who are the first in their family to go to college and … more

Some Coloradans could save big on electric vehicles

State officials are putting finishing touches on an electric vehicle rebate for income-qualified buyers willing to trade in an older gas-fueled vehicle, adding up to $6,000 in price cuts on a new … more

Colorado lawmakers want to offer scholarships to help fill workforce gaps

As Colorado hurts for more early childhood educators, nurses, firefighters and workers across other industries, state legislators are attempting to fill critical workforce gaps with a pair of bills … more

Communities try design to improve public safety

Mike Burns bought a home right on the river near Delta, Colorado, with plans to spend the summers fishing outdoors with his grandkids. But those kinds of excursions haven’t always felt safe, since … more

Students to take computer-based SAT next year

Colorado high school students will continue to take the SAT and PSAT as the state’s way of measuring school and district academic performance, but they’ll switch to the computerized version in … more

Area dentist investigated for wife's alleged murder

An investigation into a husband suspected of recently killing his wife has led detectives to look into a two-week period where Angela Craig, 43, was admitted to Parker Adventist Hospital and released twice before her death at University Hospital. more

Douglas County commissioners attempt to move past conflict in ‘civility’ meeting

In a near about-face compared to just six days prior, two of Douglas County’s elected leaders engaged in a conversation to try burying the hatchet after a long climate of animosity. more

Role of ‘taxpayer dollars’ in planned apartments near Parker is complicated

As news spread about a proposed affordable housing development near Parker — yet another flashpoint in the ongoing battle against new apartment complexes in the Denver suburbs — many area residents expressed concern about its funding. more

Castle Rock Library on track for summer opening

Castle Rock’s new library celebrated a construction milestone this month as it nears the expected August grand opening.  Despite a sprinkling of snow, more than 100 community members … more

New Castle Rock Chamber president excited to support business community

As a former small business owner, chamber member and chamber staffer of eight years, Castle Rock Chamber’s new president Stacy Garmon knows the business inside and out. “I’ve … more

Two arrested in Highlands Ranch booby trap investigation

Douglas County deputies arrested two Highlands Ranch residents after a booby trap on their property sent a man to the hospital. Brian Hill, 61, and Tracy Remington, … more

Two Democrats, two views on rent control

As a bill moves through the Colorado Legislature that would allow local governments to implement rent control, two representatives from North Metro Denver don’t see eye to eye. According to … more

Anti-Semitic propaganda found in Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock

When Terry Carhart found an anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ flyer in his Highlands Ranch yard on March 4, he was disgusted.   The flyer was in a small plastic baggie weighed down with dry … more

Public meeting crowd takes issue with Douglas County commissioners’ conduct

In a public meeting punctuated by loud interruptions from the audience, several area residents spoke against what they say is unjust treatment of one of Douglas County’s elected leaders by her two colleagues, pointing to a rift accentuated by personal attacks. more

Metro-area arcade bars build local gaming communities

After more than 20 years of collecting pinball machines, Dan Nikolich’s basement had run out of space to store them all. So Nikolich opened the Colorado Pinball Pub in Littleton to share his collection. more

Rocky Mountain Refuge helps unhoused Coloradans find peace in the face of death

As the population of unhoused people continues to grow across the country and Colorado, thousands of people die every year, often while living in the streets, in cars or tents. Despite this, there … more
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