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A surprising finish ended a six-year fight between developers and a citizens' group over a proposed development at the intersection of Colorado highways 86 and 83, as developers behind the Franktown Village project withdrew their application. The … more
The Parker Task Force food bank is asking the community to help provide complete Thanksgiving meals to families in need this holiday season. Typically, the food bank feeds more than 200 families, or about 993 individuals, from Thanksgiving … more
Officials on June 28 announced the indictment of members of what's suspected to be the largest illegal pot-trafficking ring since marijuana was legalized in Colorado, unveiling an operation that … more
Over the last year and a half, volunteers have served more than 20,000 free meals at The Rock Church in Castle Rock. When Douglas County’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program expressed its difficulty in finding a venue to help the … more
A new law granting immunity to citizens who break a vehicle’s window to rescue at-risk animals and humans went into effect on Aug. 9. “It’s already exceeded my expectations,” said state Rep. Lori Saine, R-Firestone, who introduced House … more
Stuck with used batteries, fuels, propane tanks or fluorescent light bulbs? Douglas County residents have two upcoming opportunities to safely dispose of potentially dangerous household chemicals. Tri-County Health Department is hosting a … more
The Niobrara formation that covers the northeastern part of Colorado has attracted new gas and oil exploration in the northwestern portion of Elbert County. Signing for the county manager, County Commissioner Danny Willcox submitted a contract to … more
Parks and recreation crews usually drive lawn mowers or pickups, but Bob Welch, charged with restoring the grassland at Greenland and Spruce Mountain open spaces south of Larkspur has a more leisurely ride — his horse, “44.” “Rather than … more
Planning Commission Chair Dan Rosales wants at least 5,000 Elbert County residents to take part in the feedback process for the Elbert County Master Plan. “We’re probably at 300 so far — that’s just a guesstimate,” Rosales … more
Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground, similar to human-caused quakes in … more
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