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20 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Highlands Ranch participates in National Drug Take-Back Day April 26

The 8th National Drug Take-Back Day is taking place in communities across the country on Saturday, April 26. The Highlands Ranch Metro District, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Centennial Water and Sanitation District are hosting the local event.

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Related Topix: Highlands Ranch, CO, Drug Enforcement Administration

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Denver Post

14 special districts in Douglas County holding elections May 6

The Parker Water and Sanitation District is holding a board of directors election for two, four-year terms among candidates Mark Lewis, John Meardon, Darcy Beard, Valerie Holden and Merlin Klotz.

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Denver Post

Aurora special district elections all canceled

There are two special metropolitan districts based in Aurora that were having elections, but neither will go through with voting because not enough candidates applied for board member seats.

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Related Topix: Aurora, CO, Arapahoe County, CO, Centennial, CO

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CBS Local

Brazen Coyote Attacks On Pets On The Rise In Highlands Ranch

There are more than 2,000 acres of open space in Highlands Ranch, and wildlife experts there say this is the time to be on high alert for the coyotes who live there.

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Related Topix: Highlands Ranch, CO

Sun Apr 13, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundHOW Katrina and Its Aftermath Swept Away the G.O.P.

AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, DENVER, Colo., Aug. 27, 2008 -- On the southernmost fringes of Democratic convention territory here, in a nondescript hotel dining room in suburban Douglas County, Colo., 17 miles from the downtown Pepsi Center where the convention's business is being conducted, 47 Arkansas delegates seemed to have a little ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton

Sat Apr 12, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Buck, Renfroe on ballot for Gardner House seat

Gardner is challenging Democratic Sen Mark Udall. That leaves an opening in Colorado's Fourth Congressional District, which covers the eastern plains, the southeastern edge of the state and parts of Douglas County.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Mark Udall, Democrat

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Gazette

Officials worry about fire dangers from target shooting

As summer nears, temperatures will rise, winds will pick up, forest fuels will dry out and the increasingly popular hobby that sends loud cracks of gunfire echoing through U.S. Forest Service lands will become more dangerous.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Westcreek, CO, Colorado, Teller County, CO, Lake George, CO

Wed Apr 09, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundHOW Katrina and Its Aftermath Swept Away the G.O.P.

AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, DENVER, Colo., Aug. 27, 2008 -- On the southernmost fringes of Democratic convention territory here, in a nondescript hotel dining room in suburban Douglas County, Colo., 17 miles from the downtown Pepsi Center where the convention's business is being conducted, 47 Arkansas delegates seemed to have a little ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton

Denver Post

Larkspur vote: Retail marijuana measures fail

The prospect of a tax refund windfall was not enough to get Larkspur voters to approve recreational marijuana sales in that town on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Larkspur, CO, Tax

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Gazette

Larkspur votes down recreational pot

When Larkspur voted against legalizing recreational marijuana sales by an almost a 3-to-1 margin Tuesday, not many in the town of almost 200 people were surprised.

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Related Topix: Larkspur, CO, Marijuana, Home Listing, Home, Perry Park, CO, Palmer Lake, CO

The Gazette

Larkspur residents vote down recreational pot

About a dozen people lined up in front of the Larkspur Town Hall around 6 p.m. Tuesday waving signs with both pro- and anti-pot slogans.

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Related Topix: Larkspur, CO, Marijuana

The Gazette

Q&A: Rydne Williams, Comcast Vice President for Southern Colorado

Rydne Williams is Comcast's new vice president for the Southern Colorado area, which extends from Douglas County to Pueblo and includes about 600 employees.

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Related Topix: DeVry University, Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Colorado Springs, CO

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Gazette

Larkspur voters to decide recreational marijuana measure

One week after Palmer Lake voters shot down the notion of allowing recreational marijuana sales in their northern El Paso County town, residents eight miles to the north are heading to the polls Tuesday to decide whether Larkspur will become the only Douglas County municipality to allow pot stores.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Larkspur, CO, Palmer Lake, CO, El Paso County, CO, Manitou Springs, CO

TheDenverChannel

Arrest made in Castle Rock stabbing

Abraham Little, 28, was booked at the Douglas County Detention Center on first-degree charges of attempted murder and assault, according to Castle Rock Police.

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Related Topix: Castle Rock, CO

The Gazette

5 Colorado fire groups coordinate communications

Five fire agencies serving 23 towns and 1 million people in the Denver area are consolidating communications under a single computer dispatch system.

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Related Topix: Arapahoe County, CO, Jefferson County, CO, TriTech Software Systems

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Denver Post

Douglas County Crime Blotter: Break-in, theft

The Crime Blotter Roundup is a collection of the most interesting police blotter reports from the weekly YourHub sections of The Denver Post.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Denver Post

Larkspur group forms against retail marijuana prior to vote

Grams of marijuana are weighed at a Denver metro area recreation pot store on January 01, 2014.

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Related Topix: Larkspur, CO, El Paso County, CO, Perry Park, CO

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Denver Post

Douglas district works with Argosy to train teachers to be principals

Douglas County teachers who are interested in becoming principals can start the process with a new program the school district has created through Argosy University.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Argosy University, Castle Rock, CO

Business Journal

Global Employment Solutions sold

Global Employment Solutions Inc., a Douglas County-based staffing placement company, has been sold by Chicago asset management firm Victory Park Capital to a fund of New York private equity company TZP Group.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Highlands Ranch plane crash victim IDed

A man who died after his single-engine plane crashed into a field in Highlands Ranch Saturday has been identified.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Highlands Ranch, CO, Littleton, CO

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