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Douglas County commissioners rejected an application to rezone property for a proposed housing development on Hilltop Road near the border of Douglas and Elbert counties. Commissioners Roger Partridge, David Weaver and Jill Repella all voted to … more
It had been 70 years since Len Estrin had been aboard a B-17 bomber before he began volunteering with Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum last year. “It was a lot of fun,” he said of getting to fly after all those years. “A big … more
Colorado's battle over who should regulate fracking — and by how much — now shifts to the November election after the state Supreme Court overturned attempts by local governments to impose their own rules. The court ruled May 2 that a ban on … more
Peter Rork, a retired pilot and orthopedic surgeon, pursued an interest in rescue animals after his wife died four years ago. “I lost my appetite for medicine,” he said, “and I had a plane at the time.” He now transports “death … more
Darin Johnson was shocked to learn he had cancer. “It was totally unexpected, and I really don’t think that it sunk in until a couple days later,” Johnson said. “It was the furthest thing from my mind.” Johnson had planned to have a … more
Nathan Teigland doesn’t want his students learning history from a screen. When the Southeast Christian School history teacher learned a co-worker’s father-in-law was a World War II veteran, Teigland leaped at the chance to bring his students … more
Normally, skipping class is frowned upon, but on April 27, around 200 juniors and seniors from Elizabeth High School left their classrooms with the blessing of the school board to participate in The Big Help Day organized by the EHS Student … more
In a 2-1 vote, the Elbert County Board of County Commissioners approved changes to fee schedules for building-permit applications, which will increase the permit fees for a single-family home by about 18 percent. The changes, due to take effect … more
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to a deadline to craft a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf after the agency was accused in federal court of dragging its feet for decades. The settlement filed April 26 in U.S. … more
For Jim Mundle, a Castle Rock entrepreneur, it's all about creating an experience. The self-proclaimed “Disney guy” moved to Colorado in 2004 from Orlando and brought his training of creating experiences he learned while working at Disney's … more
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