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17 hrs ago | TheDenverChannel

RTD advances $207M light rail plan for DougCo

Board members of the Regional Transportation District voted Tuesday to move forward with a $207 million extension of the existing Southeast Light Rail Line in Douglas County.

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Related Topix: Lone Tree, CO

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Denver Post

Former legislative aide tapped to run for Colorado House seat

A vacancy committee tapped Kim Ransom, a former legislative aide, to run as the Republican nominee for a Douglas County seat in the Colorado House.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, US News, Parker, CO

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Daily Camera

RTD board approves projects for Douglas County and Boulder/Longmont

The Regional Transportation District board of directors has approved two transit projects - a Southeast Rail Extension in Douglas County and a rapid transit bus route along Colorado 119 between Boulder and Longmont.

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Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Lone Tree, CO

Daily Camera

Changing lanes

Those lines of red brake lights in front of you aren't misleading: Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the country, and the metro region is a magnet for new homes, new inhabitants and jobs from Douglas County to Weld.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Lone Tree, CO, Boulder, CO, Opinion

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Denver Post

Douglas County Libraries selects general contractor for new libraries

Caleb Ramsey of Parker browses the selection of movie titles in the children's section of the Parker Library in 2009.

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Related Topix: Parker, CO, Castle Pines, CO, Lone Tree, CO, Englewood, CO

Denver Post

Enforcement of direct lane on I-25 in Douglas County to begin Thursday

Lone Tree police on Thursday will begin enforcing use of a new direct lane established on Interstate 25 by Colorado Department of Transportation crews earlier this week.

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Related Topix: Lone Tree, CO

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Denver Post

Drunk driver who killed soldier in Castle Rock given delayed sentence

A drunk driver convicted in the 2012 killing of an Afghanistan war veteran was sentenced Friday to six years in prison.

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Related Topix: Castle Rock, CO, Life, Veteran Affairs

Denver Post

CDOT aims to ease gridlock with 'direct lane' pilot effort in Dougco

A brand-new approach to congestion relief is going live in Douglas County on Monday, with the Colorado Department of Transportation establishing a "direct lane" that it hopes will keep traffic moving more smoothly during rush hour.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Denver Post

Building that houses Gabriel's newest Douglas County historic landmark

The Manhart family moved out of Douglas County's newest historic landmark in Sedalia decades ago, but the building's current inhabitants say their spirits might still be around.

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Related Topix: Sedalia, CO, Home Listing, Home

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Lamar Daily News

Prowers County Sheriff's Report July 8, 2014

July 8 8:09 a.m. - Senior Deputy Zordel assisted the Colorado Dept. of Corrections Parole officers and fugitive team with attempting to look for a fugitive in Lamar.

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Related Topix: Prowers County, CO, Lamar, CO, Bond, CO

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Denver Post

Jeffco Schools names Dougco schools exec as new chief academic officer

Jeffco Schools has once again turned to Douglas County to fill a top position in the district, announcing Tuesday that it has hired Syna Morgan as chief academic officer.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Mon Jul 07, 2014

CBS Local

4-Year-Old Boy Who Drowned Over The Weekend Identified

Authorities in Douglas County say the cause of death for a boy who was pulled from Chatfield Reservoir over the weekend was accidental drowning.

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Denver Post

Douglas County's public arts program sparks economic development

Artist Lee Proctor installs his sculpture of dancing sandhill cranes in front of the Mainstreet Center in Parker.

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Related Topix: Parker, CO, Highlands Ranch, CO, Lone Tree, CO

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Denver Post

Child pulled from Chatfield Reservoir in critical condition

A child was pulled out of Chatfield Reservoir on Saturday evening and rushed to a hospital in critical condition, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

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Denver Post

Single-car rollover kills one near Castle Rock

Emergency workers responded to a single-car rollover Saturday evening just southeast of Castle Rock that killed one person and badly injured another occupant of the vehicle.

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Related Topix: Castle Rock, CO

Denver Post

Few punishments for those who fail to report abuse

Investigators would have found numerous inappropriate photos of a 13-year-old girl posted on the walls of her math teacher's office, but administrators at her Douglas County school never called them.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Boulder County, CO

Fri Jul 04, 2014

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Crews make quick work of small Douglas County wildfire

West Metro Fire along with crews from South Metro Fire hustled to the scenes to douse the flames before they grew into bigger problems.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Roxborough Park, CO

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Colorado Statesman

Colorado Republicans put on a united front

Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez on Tuesday named Douglas County Commissioner Jill Repella as his running mate and the team set out the next day along with his three former primary foes on a "unity tour" of the Front Range.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Bob Beauprez, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Colorado, Lakewood, CO, Tom Tancredo

Denver Post

$18 Million Mansion

It's an amazing home, and it can be yours for the low, low price of just $98,000 - per month.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Parker, CO

Wed Jul 02, 2014

CBS Local

Highlands Ranch 4th Of July Fireworks Get Green Light

More moisture this year means more Fourth of July fireworks in Colorado, including a display in Douglas County, where tinderbox conditions the last two Julys forced cancellations.

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Related Topix: Highlands Ranch, CO, Life, Holidays, 4th of July

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