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The life sentence delivered by a divided jury to Aurora theater shooter James Holmes averts an uncertain path to execution in a state that has put only one person to death since 1967. But the murder of 12 theatergoers three years ago was so … more
From pig races to rodeo mutton bustin', the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo in Castle Rock was packed on Aug. 8 with guests snacking on giant turkey legs and winning gold fish at carnival games. Barns were full of animals and visitors were shocked … more
As the crowd of perspective livestock buyers sits down in the bleachers around the show ring to enjoy their presale barbecue, the junior 4-H members comb the crowd. Armed with business cards that give information on their animals and all the … more
For two seasons at Elizabeth High School, starter pistols have been silenced, grandstands have been empty, and no runners have broken the tape at the finish line. The idleness at the school’s track is not for want of good athletes, fans or … more
District Attorney George Brauchler of the 18th Judicial District has announced dates for the 2015 Fall Citizens Academy. For six weeks from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday, Sept. 23 to Oct. 28, the free academy will take place in the DA's Arapahoe … more
A person from southern Colorado has died of the plague, the second person to die of the disease in the state this year. The unidentified adult from Pueblo County likely died of the relatively rare septicemic form of the disease, said Christine … more
Often called the most dangerous event in rodeo, the PRCA Xtreme Bulls bull-riding event helped kick off the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Aug. 6 in Castle Rock. Douglas County High School graduate Patrick Geipel, now of Westcliffe, got the crowd … more
Littleton has a hard-working Historic Preservation Board that meets the third Monday of each month, assisted by a planner from the city staff. The board has quasi-judicial power to rule on proposed changes in the facades of historic buildings that … more
The Parker Task Force is reminding residents that hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. With kids home for the summer, business has been brisk at the nonprofit food bank. Visits to the food bank in June and July were up 20 percent over the … more
The Douglas County Planning Commission narrowly voted to recommend denial of a controversial amendment that could result in a higher density of homes south of Parker. The 3-2 vote by the planning commission, an advisory board to the county … more
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