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A woman’s body was found at the Windy Saddle Trailhead on Lookout Mountain on Thursday, May 8. Officials worked to identify the body of the woman described as having dark hair and between … more
In anticipation of yet another dry fire season, the county is expanding the scope of a contract it has with a helicopter service used to fight wildfires. At a March 11 meeting, the county commissioners unanimously approved a request from the … more
The 18th Judicial District Attorney's office has announced the passing of former DA Jim Peters. Peters died Feb. 19 after an extended battle with cancer. He was the predecessor to Carol Chambers, serving the 18th Judicial District from 1997 to 2005. Peters successfully prosecuted mass murderer Nathan Dunlap, the man who killed four people at Chuck E. Cheese in 1993. ... more
A ribbon "shooting" was held at the Centennial Gun Club on Feb. 20 and some high-profile political leaders turned out for the event - and to voice their support for the Second Amendment. Sponsored by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, several hundred people attended the ceremony at Colorado's largest gun club, which opened Jan. 4. ... more
Douglas County District Court Judge Richard Caschette has ruled in favor of the county commissioners and the Sterling Ranch LLC development. After successfully halting the development once already, the Chatfield Community Association filed another legal challenge against the development's approval in August 2013, asking the district court to reverse the county commissioners' decision from a month earlier to again approve the development. ... more
A metal detector near the entrance of the Douglas County commissioners’ hearing room recently was deactivated. That happened because of the county commissioners’ December decision to repeal a resolution adopted in 2003 that had “prohibited … more
Beginning Feb. 27, anyone who has a handgun or assault rifle or any other legally purchased firearm may carry it in their hands, or holstered, to Castle Rock Town Council meetings and other town … more
The watershed plan to help clean up a six-mile stretch of water of lower Bear Creek from Bear Creek Reservoir to the confluence with the South Platte River is making headway. The project let by … more
Most Castle Rock police officers and town employees want town council to keep the ban on open carrying of weapons, and so does the town's public safety commission and other advisory boards' members … more
After more than an hour of public comment and close to three hours of council debate and discussion, the City of Lakewood has updated its zoning ordinance on group homes. The new ordinance keeps … more
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